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Calendar of Events School Year 2006-07

Last Modified: 05/18/2007 ---- 2006-2007 School Year Calendar

September 2006  
  September 20 – 6:30-8:00 pm ~ Family Forest Night at E.B. Holman School.
  Sept. 25 - 10:00-11:00 am Extreme Deep & Global Water Crisis lecture for middle/high school students at Calumet HS auditorium.
  Sept. 25 - 1:30-2:30 pm Extreme Deep & Global Water Crisis lecture by Dr. David Gallo for Gr. 9-12 students at Lake Linden-Hubbell High Schoo
  Sept. 25 - 7:30-9:00 pm Extreme Deep: Exploring the Ends of the Earth-Neptune’s Basement public lecture by Dr. David Gallo in the Rozsa Center for Performing Arts at Michigan Tech. Introduction by Dr. Jackie Huntoon, Dean of MTU Graduate School.
  Sept. 26 - Noon -1 pm Global Water Crisis lecture by Dr. David Gallo in 135 Fisher Hall.
Introduction by Dr. Alex Mayer, Director of the MTU Center for Water & Society.
  Sept. 26 – 6:00-7:30 pm Family Science Night at Baraga Elementary School
  Sept. 27 - 9:15-11 am Extreme Deep & Global Water Crisis lecture by Dr. David Gallo for Gr. 8-12 students at Houghton High School.
  Sept. 27 - 5:30-8:30 pm Dinner, lecture by Dr. David Gallo & discussion with area science and social studies teachers at Copper Country ISD in Hancock. Open to all CCISD & GOISD educators. Hosted by the Western U.P. Center for Science, Mathematics & Environmental Education.
October 2006  
  October 4 – 6:00-7:30 pm ~ Family Forest Night at E.B. Holman School.
  October 7-8 Noon-4 pm ~ Family Outdoor Weekend in the Keweenaw. Visit four Michigan Nature Association sanctuaries on your own. Michigan Tech students on hand at each site to conduct fun hands-on science activities with families. Drawing for fun prizes…kids add their names for each sanctuary they visit.
  Monday, October 9, 2006 8:30am- 3:00pm Using Manipulatives to Teach Algebraic Concepts Teacher Workshop PDF- Grades 6-8 at the Copper Country ISD
  Thursday, October 12, 2006 8:30am-3:00pm Making Secondary Math More Visual Algebra 1 PDF, Activities at the Copper Country ISD.
  October 19 - Ecosystems & Biodiversity Teacher Workshop (Gr. 4-6; eight lessons)
Explores how organisms interact with their environment, ecosystem services, Michigan's environmental timeline, and concepts related to biodiversity including "Michigan's Web of Life" and "Biodiversity Study." 8:30a.m.-3:30p.m. at Copper Country ISD. FREE. Teachers receive all teaching materials and lunch.
  October 20 - Air Quality Teacher Workshop (Gr. 7-9; eight lessons)
Explores the sources, types and health effects of air pollutants in Michigan and examines current Michigan issues through lessons on: "Why Should We Be Concerned About Air Quality?" and "How Can We Tell What the Quality of Air is Today?" Includes lessons on global climate change and its potential effects on the Great Lakes.
8:30a.m.-3:30p.m. at Copper Country ISD. FREE. Teachers receive all teaching materials and lunch.
  October 26 - Energy Resources Teacher Workshop (Gr. 7-9; eight lessons)
Addresses Michigan energy use and sources, how electricity is generated, renewable and non-renewable energy resources, energy conservation and efficiency, and environmental sustainability. Students keep an Energy Use Diary, compare Michigan and U.S. per capita energy consumption to energy use in other countries, and calculate their energy footprint. What is Michigan's energy future?
8:30a.m.-3:30p.m. at Copper Country ISD. FREE. Teachers receive all teaching materials and lunch.
November 2006  
  November 3 - Land Use Teacher Workshop (Gr. 4-5; eight lessons)
Teaches students how to analyze and understand issues regarding land use and the impacts people have on it with lessons from "Classifying land use" to "Solving land use conflicts."
8:30a.m.-3:30p.m. at Copper Country ISD. FREE. Teachers receive all teaching materials and lunch.
  November 9 - Water Quality Teacher Workshop (Gr. 6-8; nine lessons)
Students discover the essential role that water plays in Michigan's economy and our lives; calculate direct and indirect water use, explore how Michigan water-sheds are connected to the Great Lakes, identify character-istics of healthy streams, analyze Michigan stream data, and investigate challenges to the Great Lakes. 8:30a.m.-3:30p.m. at Copper Country ISD. FREE. Teachers receive all teaching materials and lunch.
  Monday, November 20, 2006 12:30-3:45pm Preparing Your Students for the Michigan Merit Exam PDF, Teacher Workshop at the Copper Country ISD
December 2006  
  Christmas Recess Dec 25 - Jan 2
January 2007  
  Great Lakes Presentation Series at Portage District Library (Houghton) NOTE: A seies of programs: 2nd Mondays, Jan-May 2007
February 2007  
  Winter Ecology Teacher Institute February 2-4, 2007 
  Chemical Inventory and Chemical Storage Workshop Series for Science Teachers Workshop Series Starting on Monday, February 26, 2007
 March 2007  
  Western U.P. Science Fair 2006
 April 2007  
  April 2-9 Spring Recess
May 2007  
  7th Biennial Lake Superior Youth Symposium ~ May 10-13, 2007 in Big Bay, Michigan!
June 2007  
  Engineering is Elementary Workshop for Gr. 1-5 Teachers
Integrating Engineering & Technology into the Elementary Curriculum
June 14-15, 2007
  Woodland Wildlife & Birds of Prey Assembly Programs
Michigan United Conservation Clubs Assembly Programs for Spring 2007-- May 7-11 and May 14-18, 2007 PDF Flyer
  Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum Support Workshop Series ~ June 21-22, 2007
  Global Change Teacher Institute June 25-29, 2007
 

LEAVE NO TRACE OUTDOOR ETHICS COURSE !
Saturday and Sunday June 9th and 10th in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
PDF

ECOSYSTEMS AND BIODIVERSITY FOR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS! June 11-15, 2007, in Munising PDF

July 2007  
  Forest Ecology & Resources Teacher Institute July 15-20, 2007
  Great Lakes Maritime Transportation Teacher Institute July 30-August 3, 2007
August 2007  
  Forest Ecology & Resources Teacher Institute July 15-20, 2007

All of the Summer 2007 Teacher Institutes Previews -- or as PDF

 

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