Date: M-F, July 20-24, 2015
The institute will introduce teachers to the field of sustainability through examination of product life cycles, product recycling, repurposing materials, renewable energy sources of wind, solar, and biomass, designing energy- and resource-efficient buildings, site designs to reduce storm water runoff and increase biodiversity, and efficient transportation systems and vehicles. The institute will address the Next Generation Science Standards and be taught by a variety of Michigan Tech University faculty and graduate students, along with community and teacher experts.
Cost: $150 includes five lunches, 2 MTU graduate credits and instructional materials. $400 includes five nights lodging & meals from Sunday night through Friday lunch, 2 MTU graduate credits and instructional materials. Travel stipends for teachers from the Lower Peninsula.