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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
11:30 Wrecks & Rescues ~ Carrie Miller, Newberry Middle School
– pre/post field trip lessons developed for Whitefish Pt. Great Lakes Historical Shipwreck Museum
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
3:30 pm Workshop evaluations & workshop ends
MARK YOUR CALENDAR -- Great Lakes Maritime Transportation summer teacher institute in Duluth ~ July 20-25, 2008!