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Great Lakes Maritime Transportation Summer Institute

Sponsored by Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute (UW Superior & UM Duluth) and CFIRE at UW Madison
Coordinated by Michigan Technological University and conducted at The Maritime Academy of Toledo

Great Lakes Maritime Transportation Summer Institute
Monday-Friday, June 21-25, 2010


MONDAY,  June 21  

7:30 AM          Check-in

8:00 AM          Breakfast & Welcome
                        --Mike Bell, Mayor of Toledo
                        --Paul Toth, President and CEO, Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority

8:30 AM          Institute Overview & Course Requirements
                        --Joan Chadde

10:00 AM        Great Lakes Maritime Transportation & the middle/high school curriculum 
                        --Patricia Eaton, TMAT Science Teacher
Benchmarks & Content Standards addressed
--Josh Sandwisch, TMAT Social Studies Teacher
Activity from Great Lakes Treasure Chest : Great Lakes Watershed
--Joan Chadde, Michigan Tech

11:00 AM        Ship Crewing; How Great Lakes Shipping Fits into Global Transportation of Goods: Ship designs, shipping routes, cargoes & challenges of shipping on the Great Lakes
                        --Rick Brown & Jim Hartung
Activity from Great Lakes Treasure Chest: Plot the Path
--Joan Chadde, Michigan Tech

NOON                         Depart for S.S. Boyer

12:30  PM        Lunch & Tour aboard S.S. Boyer: Travel to Sandpiper (pick up at Restaurant Docks)
                        --Paul LaMarre, Toledo Port Authority

2:30 PM          Tour of Maumee River & Maumee Harbor aboard the Sandpiper with Sandpiper Captain Mary Dalby

4:30 – 5 PM    Tour of The Maritime Academy of Toledo (TMAT)

6:30  PM         Dinner at TMAT

TUESDAY, June 22

7:00 AM          Group breakfast & discussion at TMAT
8:00 AM          Navigation Introduction: Chart Reading & Basic Ship Handling
                        --Barb Pinter, TMAT maritime education
Navigation Simulation: Transiting through the Great Lakes & Soo Locks
--Rick Brown, TMAT maritime education
NOON             Lunch at TMAT
1:00 PM          Visit Port Facilities (meet at One Maritime Plaza)
--Paul LaMarre and Joe Cappel, Toledo Port Authority

3 - 4:30 PM     U.S. Coast Guard: Port Security, water/vessel safety; responsibilities for Maritime Transportation

6:30 PM          Dinner & Maumee Riverwalk


7 AM               Group breakfast & discussion TMAT

8:00 AM          History of Maritime Vessels
                        --Tim Evans, Social Studies Teacher, Marysville Middle School & St. Clair Community College

9:00 AM          Vessel Construction & Boat Building Lab
--Steve Toth & Dave Brown

NOON             Lunch at TMAT
                        Presentation: “The White Hurricane”
                        --Dave Brown, Author


1 -4:00 PM      Invasive Species & Water Quality Sampling
                        --Patricia Eaton, Science Teacher, The Maritime Academy of Toledo

4:30-5:30 PM  Challenges to Great Lakes Maritime Transportation
                        --Dave Knight, Great Lakes Commission

6:00 PM          Dinner at TMAT – cook out on patio overlooking Maumee River

 7:00 PM         The Last Log of the Titanic
                        --Dave Brown, author

8:00 PM          Movie Titanic

THURSDAY, June 24  

7:00 AM          Group breakfast & discussion TMAT

8:00 AM          Remotely Operated Vehicle
                        --Mark Gleason, Great Lakes Naval Memorial Museum, Muskegon, MI
Introduction from NOAA, Thunder Bay Maritime Museum
Taking It Back to the Classroom discussion
-- Joan Chadde, Michigan Tech

NOON             Lunch at TMAT

1-2:30 PM       Drive to Vermilion, OH

3-6 PM                        Exploring Maritime Museum, Maritime History Presentation; Mapping Shipwrecks
--Carrie Sowden, Inland Seas Maritime Museum in Vermillion
6:15 PM          Special Dinner at Chez Francois (555 Main St., Vermillion, OH;  Tel: 440-967-0630)


FRIDAY, June 25

7:00 AM          Group breakfast & discussion TMAT

8:00 AM          Planet in Action / Google Earth (computer lab) (Rick Brown & Barb Pinter)
9:30 AM          Panel Discussion: Nautical/Maritime Integration Across the Curriculum: TMAT Staff Presentations & Question/Answer on “How to integrate nautical/maritime themes into K-12 teaching”  (TMAT faculty: Rick Brown, Patty Eaton, Josh Sandwisch, Megan Kozakowski, Brian Marciniak, Jennifer Chitwood)

10:30 AM        Taking it back to the classroom small group discussion & sharing

11:30 AM        Course evaluations (survey monkey) in computer lab (Joan Chadde)

12:30 PM        Course ends. Lunch



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