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/)

 

CENTER PROGRAM SUMMARY ~ 2005-06 School Year

Total Reached = 10,534 participants *Some participants attended several programs and are counted more than once.

 

Teacher, Student and Community Programs Numbers Participating

1. K-12 Teacher Professional Development Workshops 42 workshops; 452 teachers

(content standards, curriculum alignment, MEAP testing, new teachers, school improvement, etc.)

 

2. K-12 Summer Educator Institutes 6 week-long institutes, 115 teachers

Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum Units

Math & Navigation

Investigating Global Change

Great Lakes Maritime Transportation (2 weeks)

Ecology of Lake Superior

 

3. Family Science/Math/Forest Nights 19 family nights; 1,850 students & parents

 

4. Gr. 1-6 After-School Science/Math Program 15 six-week classes; 10 schools; 200 students

 

5. Assembly Programs 3 programs; 3,000 students; 16 schools

 

6. Forest Field Trip Program 96 field trips; 3,084 students; 24 schools

 

7. Earth Day Kids Can Make A Difference Program 13 projects; 11 schools; 649 students

 

8. Western U.P. Science Fair 17 schools, 259 students

 

9. FIRST LEGO League 10 teams, 100 students

 

10. Lake Superior Scientific Excursions 3 schools & 3 community excursions, 255 students

(aboard R/V Agassiz) & community members

 

11. Torch Lake Superfund & Trap Rock R. Monitoring Projects 5 schools, 155 students

 

12. Special School/Community/MTU Programs: 415 participants

Chassell Water Day (140 K-6 students)

Guy Bazzani & Sustainable Development (275 MTU student, faculty, community participants)