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Great Lakes Maritime Transportation Teacher Workshop (K-8 Social Studies & Science)

8:30-3:30 pm, Thursday, May 1st at Eastern Upper Peninsula ISD 

Details & Application
Flyer (PDF)

Description: This workshop will present lessons and resources contained in the Great Lakes Maritime Transportation “chest” which can be used to teach about Great Lakes history, geography, watersheds, human-environment interactions, movement of consumer goods and the global supply chain; and include tours of the U.S. Coast Guard vessel tracking system and role in invasive species control, and the Army Corps’ management of the Soo Locks.

For:   Gr. 2-8 Social Studies & Science

Location: Eastern Upper Peninsula ISD, Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Credit: 1.0 SB-CEUs (optional)


8:30 am    Workshop Overview, Introductions, Pre-Test

8:45  Overview of Great Lakes Maritime Transportation (powerpoint)
~ Joan Chadde, Western UP Center for Science, Math & Environmental Education jchadde@mtu.edu

9:15   Great Lakes Maritime Transportation ”Treasure Chest”
   - Great Lakes Shipping & Receiving Ports on the Great Lakes lesson
- Great Lakes Ship Cargoes & Products lesson

10:00 What Happened to the Edmund Fitzgerald?     
   ~ Tom Farnquist, Director, Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society, Tel: 635-1742, GLSHS@up.net

10:45        Life Aboard Lakers: job/life of a ship captain, federal pilots, job outlook, benefits, pay
   ~ Ed Harris, Captain   Tel: 231-342-1651   captedward@aol.com

11:30 Wrecks & Rescues ~ Carrie Miller, Newberry Middle School 
– pre/post field trip lessons developed for Whitefish Pt. Great Lakes Historical Shipwreck Museum

11:45 LUNCH

12:30 pm  Tour of U.S. Coast Guard Vessel Tracking System & role in shipping and invasive species control
   ~ Caren Damon, LTJG, Tel: 906-635-3310      Caren.C.Damon@uscg.mil

2:00  Water Level Management, Lock Operation, Security &Tour of Army Corps’ facility at Soo Locks

  ~ Al Klein, Area Engineer, Tel: 906-635-3464    alvin.j.klein@usace.army.mil

3:30 pm    Workshop evaluations & workshop ends

MARK YOUR CALENDAR -- Great Lakes Maritime Transportation summer teacher institute in Duluth ~ July 20-25, 2008!



Details & Application

Flyer (PDF)


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Last Update: 4/23/2008

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