1000 Gr.4-8 students from schools in Houghton, Baraga, and Ontonagon, will attend the Water Festival to be held at Michigan Technological University’s new Great Lakes Research Center on Friday, October 5th.
The Water Festival will provide students with the opportunity to interact with real-life Great Lakes research scientists to spark interest in Great Lakes science as a possible educational and career path.
Teachers will prepare their students prior to the Festival and extend their learning after.
Activities will be presented by Michigan Tech scientists and students, along with community organizations and government agencies, on a wide range of topics related to Lake Superior and how scientists engage in research.
The project will be coordinated by the Michigan Tech Center for Science, Math & Environmental Education in collaboration with the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative and the Michigan Tech Center for Water and Society.
Funding for the Water Festival is provided:
Michigan Space Grant Consortium
Michigan Tech Center for Water and Society
Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition
Michigan Tech University