Western U.P. Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education

A partnership of the Copper Country & Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School Districts and Michigan Technological University

serving schools and communities in Houghton, Baraga, Gogebic, Ontonagon and Keweenaw Counties   (http://wupcenter.mtu.edu/)

 

 

PROGRAM PARTICIPATION SUMMARY ~ July 2009- June 2010 School Year

 

Total Reached = 11,475 participants *Some participants attended multiple programs and are counted more than once.

 

 

Teacher, Student and Community  Programs                         Number of Participants

1.  K-12 Teacher Professional Development Workshops             40 workshops; 547 teachers, 669 hours

       (Great Lakes, Environ. Education, content standards, curriculum alignment, new teachers, school improvement, high school reform, etc.)

 

2.  K-12 Teacher Summer Institutes                                           one-week institutes, 85 teachers

¨ Great Lakes Maritime Transportation

¨ Forest Ecology & Management

¨ Navigation & Math

¨ Future Fuels from Forests  

¨  Investigating Global Change

 

3.  Family Science/Engineering/Physics/Forest Nights               21 family events; 2,130 students & parents

 

4.  Assembly Programs                                                           1960 students       

      Bryan Ellis “Fox Tales” (3 schools = 600 students); 4-Physics Force (1360)

 

6.  Outdoor Science Investigations Field Trips                                      183 field trips; 25 schools; 3665 students

 

7.  Western U.P. Science Fair & Festival                             12 schools, 300 Gr. 4-8 students, 63 MTU students; 70 Community Volunteers

 

8. TiViTz Program and Tournament                                                         7 schools, 203 participants

9. Get Wise Program                                                                                15 schools, 284 participants

 

10. Lake Superior Scientific Excursions (aboard R/V Agassiz)  3 schools & 5 community excursions, 210 participants

 

11. Future Fuels from Forests High School Field Trips                         5 schools, 132 students

 

12. Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative                         15 schools, 77 K-12 teachers, 1558 K-12 students, 105 community organizations

       Dinner & Dialogue, Celebration, Advisory Board, etc.

 

13. Family Adventure Hikes                                                                      11 hikes; 324 student & family participants

 

(From 2009-10 SAMPI Annual Report: Total Student Services:  total students: 8113;  total activities: 229;  total hours: 415.75  (school year = 1098 hours)

 

With financial support from: Great Lakes Fishery Trust ($175,000), Michigan Space Grant ($10,000), National Science Foundation (1.5 FTE), Michigan Dept of Education ($47,000), Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute $30,000), Kinship Foundation ($25,000), and fees for services ($25,500). These grants provide salary, fringe, travel, supplies for 4.5 staff.