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Forest and Ecology Institutes for Teachers

News Story from Michigan Tech News Service

MARCH 23, 2004 -- Michigan Tech will offer teachers the chance to explore Lake Superior or study forest resources and ecology this summer.

Teachers can earn three semester hours of graduate credit from Michigan Tech for the experience.

Participants in the Ecology of the Great Lakes Institute will sail on the Lake Guardian, an advanced research vessel operated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The ship gathers information on the chemical and biological conditions of the Great Lakes.

Michigan Tech science and engineering faculty will lead the intensive institute sessions.

The Forest Resources and Environmental Sciences Institute will draw on the resources of Michigan Tech's Ford Forestry Center, a 4,500-acre site that includes an experimental forest and modern conference facility.

Participants in the six-day institute will gain an understanding of forest resources, ecology and management. Faculty from Michigan Tech's School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science will lead the intensive sessions.

The application deadline for both institutes is April 2 and the number of participants is limited to provide the best experience for teachers. Applications are available on the web at wupcenter.mtu.edu/teachers_professional.html. For more information, contact Joan Chadde at 487-3341 or jchadde@mtu.edu.

The institutes are coordinated by Michigan Tech and the Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education.

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