Explore the historical, economical and environmental aspects of Great
Lakes shipping at the “head of the lakes.” Based in Duluth,
participants will tour the Duluth-Superior harbor, Minnesota north
shore, and meet with industry to better understand the various cargoes
shipped, and how it is managed and regulated. The institute will provide
unique learning experiences and the opportunity to share with fellow
educators. The goal of the Institute is to provide participating teachers
with a foundation in maritime transportation---history, current operations,
and future challenges.
2006 participants had this to say:
"The field trips were powerful!"
"Daily presentations were awesome."
"The institute helped me understand the way maritime transportation
works and how it fits into our life."
"I was impressed with the wide variety of site visits that
included all facets of the shipping industry from the arrival of
goods by rail and port safety, to the shipping of goods to other
Great Lake ports and global destinations."
See the 2007 Slide Show
institute is made possible with a grant from the Great Lakes
Maritime Research Institute (http://www.glmri.org)
and Contributors include:
University of Wisconsin-Superior
Michigan Tech University Transportation Institute
Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics
and Environmental Education
Michigan Tech Center for Water and Society
Duluth Seaway Port Authority
Lakes Maritime Transportation Teacher Institute
July 30-August 3, 2007
Application Deadline: Friday, May 25, 2007 ~ 20 spaces available!
© 2006 Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and
Michigan Technological University
Educational Uses Permitted, giving credit to WUP Center
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