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For Immediate Release

For More Information:
Joan Chadde 487-3341

Assembly Schedule


Great Lakes Aquarium Visits Copper Country & Western U.P. Schools April 3-7th

The Great Lakes Aquarium of Duluth will be in the Copper Country and
western U.P. conducting assemblies and classroom programs from April
3-7. Their visit is hosted by the Western Upper Peninsula Center for
Science, Mathematics & Environmental Education. The school
assemblies and classroom presentations at eight elementary schools
in Houghton, Baraga, and Gogebic counties will reach more than 1500
K-6 students in this two-county area. The assembly program engages
students in learning about the cultural, geologic and ecological
history of Lake Superior in a fun and memorable fashion. Classroom
presentations will focus on Lake Superior geology, the water cycle,
and animals from the Great Lakes area.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for Copper Country children to
learn more about Lake Superior, the largest body of freshwater by
surface area on Earth," explains Chadde. "We are very pleased with
the enthusiasm and interest expressed by area schools and teachers."

The programs of the Great Lakes Aquarium are designed to capture the
wonder and excitement of Lake Superior, inspire responsibility for
the world's large lakes and fresh water, and create understanding of
their value. Great Lakes Aquarium offers school assembly programs,
classroom presentations, teacher workshops, and school residencies
throughout the Lake Superior watershed. The Great Lakes Aquarium, a
$33 million facility, opened in Duluth, Minnesota in 2000.

For more information about the Great Lakes Aquarium’s visit to the
Copper Country, contact Joan Chadde of the Western Upper Peninsula
Center for Science, Mathematics & Environmental Education at 487-3341.

*For More Information, contact:*

Dave Schaeffer, Director of Education

Great Lakes Aquarium

353 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55802

Tel: 218-740-2007


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Joan Schumaker Chadde, Education Program Coordinator
Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics & Environmental Education
105 Dillman Hall, Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Dr., Houghton, MI 49931-1295
Tel: (906) 487-3341 Email:


The Western U.P. Center is a partnership of Copper Country & Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School Districts and Michigan Technological University, serving 20 school districts and the communities in Houghton, Baraga, Gogebic, Ontonagon and Keweenaw Counties.

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