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Conducting Outdoor Field Investigations for Students Learning Remotely or In-Person: A webinar for educators & community partners

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Presenters: Dr. Erika Vye, Geologist at the Great Lakes Research Center; will be joined by Melissa Hronkin (Houghton Elementary School art teacher), Mary Nordine (Ewen-Trout Creek Elementary School, 1st & 2nd grade teacher) and others who have developed and had success with teaching students using lessons highlighted in this webinar.


FREE: for formal & informal educators, community partners, and parents

Description: Outdoor field explorations are a meaningful way to engage learners through readings, videos, and outdoor activities that can be done in the backyard or the schoolyard. Explore place-based field investigations that focus on your local area, such as exploring spring and fall with the five senses, bird migration, frog life-cycles, planting gardens, local geology, plants and medicines, and fishing on Lake Superior! Student developed Virtual Reality Experiences are also featured. Learn how to engage your students with these activities and lessons, and how to create your own!

1.5 SCECHs available ($10 covers all SCECHs earned as part of the online LSSI Professional Learning Series.

For more information, contact Joan Chadde at

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This is a joint project between the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative which is a collaboration of the Western UP MiSTEM Network, Michigan Tech’s Center for Science & Environmental Outreach, and regional partners to connect schools and communities in the stewardship of Lake Superior and its Watershed.