Who We Are



School /Community Teams 2017-2019

Elementary Schools

Barkell Elementary (not currently funded)
Chassell Elementary
CLK Elementary (not currently funded)
T.R. Davis Elementary (Dollar Bay-TC Schools)
Washington Elementary School (not currently funded)

Middle Schools

E. B. Holman
Hancock Middle School
Houghton Middle School
Lake Linden-Hubbell Middle-High School
L’Anse Middle-High School (not currently funded)
Washington Middle School

High Schools

Baraga High School (not currently funded)
Dollar Bay-Tamarack City High School
Houghton High School
Jeffers High School
Luther L. Wright High School

K-12 and Adults

Copper Country Learning Center

Leadership Team

Emily Gochis
Project Manager & School Coordinator
MiSTEM Network
Phone: 906-482-0331
Email: egochis@copperisd.org

Joan Chadde
Co-Stewardship Project Advisor & Community Organization Coordinator
Center for Science and Environmental Outreach
Michigan Technological University
Phone: 906-487-3341
Email: jchadde@mtu.edu

Lloyd Wescoat
Co-Stewardship Project Advisor & Communications Coordinator
Center for Science and Environmental Outreach
Michigan Technological University
Phone: 906-487-3341
Email: lwescoat@mtu.edu

Advisory Board

Brad Baltensperger
Copper Country Association of School Boards

Deirdre Erbisch
Teachers, E. B. Holman School

Kathleen Harter
Keweenaw National Historical Park

Darrell Hendrickson
Teacher, Washington Middle School (Calumet)

Alex Mayer
Michigan Tech Dept. of Civil & Environ. Engineering

Evan McDonald
Keweenaw Land Trust

Chuck Palosaari
Teacher, Jeffers High School

Bruce Petersen
Portage Township Supervisor

Linda Rulison
Hancock Middle School (retired)

Community Partners

Partners listed in BOLD assist multiple schools

  • Alliance for the Great Lakes

  • Bessemer Chamber of Commerce

  • BHK Great Explorations

  • Calumet Township

  • Coleman Engineering

  • Copper Country Audubon Club

  • Delaware Copper Mine

  • Gierke Blueberry Farm

  • Gogebic Community College – Forestry Dept.

  • Gogebic Conservation District

  • Grandpa’s Barn

  • Green Timber Consulting Foresters, Inc

  • Hancock Middle & High Schools

  • Isle Royale National Park

  • Keweenaw Bay Indian Community

  • Keweenaw County Historical Society

  • Keweenaw Historical National Park

  • Keweenaw Land Association

  • Keweenaw Land Trust

  • Keweenaw National Historical Park

  • Lake Superior Tree Farms and Nursery

  • Master Gardeners

  • Michigan American Water Company

  • Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

  • Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources

  • Michigan Nature Association

  • MSU Extension Office

  • MTU – Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • MTU Electrical & Computer Engineering (GLRC)

  • MTU – Food Services

  • MTU Biological Sciences

  • MTU Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences

  • MTU School of Forest Resources & Environ. Sciences

  • Osceola Township

  • Ottawa National Forest - Watersmeet District

  • Stanton Township Board

  • Steiger’s Home Health Center

  • US Coast Guard

  • Washington School PTO

  • Western UP Health Department

…..and many more including many generous individuals.