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A partnership of Copper Country & Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School Districts and Michigan Technological University. Serving schools and communities in Houghton, Baraga, Gogebic, Ontonagon and Keweenaw Counties The Western UP Center is a member of the Michigan Mathematics and Science Centers Network.

Teacher Workshops

K-12 Students

  • GM Ride the Waves programs for Gr. 4-12 students.
  • August 4, noon-3 pm, Keweenaw Science & Engineering Festival Family Engineering Day at Kestner Park in Houghton. The whole family will enjoy these hands-on challenges including designing and constructing the tallest tower with spaghetti and marshmallows, a solar house, wind turbines with popsicle sticks and Styrofoam balls, and a geodesic dome made of toothpicks. Find out more: http://www.keweenawscience.org/
  • Summer Science Camp: Grades 1-6: Geology & Outdoor Explorations at Nara Nature Center. M-T-W, August 29-31,       9 am – 4 pm. Register Online: 2016 Summer Camp Registration or www.wupcenter.mtu.edu Limited to 20 students per class. Cost: $120 per student per session. Pay by credit card: MTU Cashier @ 487-2247 
  • *NEW* classroom presentations on recycling and waste reduction available to Houghton County 4th-6th grade teachers--free of charge! Sign up online. Read more here.
  • To schedule Family Science & Engineering Nights contact Joan Chadde jchadde@mtu.edu or 906-487-3341

Community Events

Conferences

  • Oct. 14-16, 2016 Michigan Alliance for Environmental & Outdoor Education conference at Kellogg Biological Station near Kalamazoo
  • Oct. 19-22, 2016 North American Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education conference in Madison, WI
  • March 24-25, 2017 Michigan Science Teachers Association Annual Conference and March 23 pre-conference sessions at Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, MI  http://www.msta-mich.org/

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News

Flint Teachers Visit Michigan Tech (TV6 News, July 26, 2016)

Strawberry Fest features MTU's marine research vessel RV Agassiz (TV6 News, July 10, 2016)

Students ride the waves to learn about careers in natural science (ABC10, June 24, 2016)

TV6 News article on Detroit HS students Natural Resource & Engineering Career Pathway Program

TV6 News article on on Summer Science Camps

Series of 8 News Articles on MIchigan Tech Center for Science & Environmental Outreach and Western UP Center collaboration 'Regional School Agencies Provide Resources" (March 31 - April 14, 2016)

2015 Houghton Middle School 'Mad-Stamping Gremlins' Team Wins 1st Round of National Lexus EcoChallenge!

Nov. 4, 2015 Mystery Solved: Sherlock Homes event teaches energy-saving tips for all ages

Sep. 30 2015 Water Festival ~~~~~~~ News article & Photo Gallery

Pre-Colonization Dinner ~~ Menu ~~~ Evaluation ~~~ News

Green Lecture Series: Energy Efficiency In Your Home – What Can YOU Do?

Oct. 1 - Green Lecture: The Michigan Forest Biomaterials Initiative  

 

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MNA GuideWalking Paths & Protected Areas of the Keweenaw

The Michigan Nature Association announces the publication of a new guidebook titled Walking Paths & Protected Areas of the Keweenaw which describes twenty-two sanctuaries & preserves in Houghton and Keweenaw Counties. MORE . . . .



Teacher Institutes Summer 2016

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Contacts

Shawn Oppliger, shawn@copperisd.org
Director
Loret Roberts, loret@copperisd.org
Secretary

Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education
809 Hecla St.
Hancock, MI 49930
Tel: (906) 482-0331
Fax: (906) 482-1931
Joan Chadde, jchadde@mtu.edu
K-12 Education & Outreach Program Coordinator
Lloyd Wescoat, lwescoat@mtu.edu
Education Program Assistant

Michigan Technological University
Center for Science & Environmental Education
Michigan Technological University
114-116 Great Lakes Research Center
1400 Townsend Dr., Houghton, MI 49931-1295
Tel: (906) 487-3341 Fax: (906) 487-1620

The Western UP Center offers a wide variety of K-12 outreach programs in science, mathematics and environmental education to improve K-12 science and mathematics education throughout the state of Michigan.

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