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October 14, 2017
Eco project put through paces: Houghton middle-school team demos to third-grade judges
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June 8, 2017
CLK students build new outdoor learning space
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June 3, 2017
Houghton High students present science research
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News & Announcements
Fall Outdoor Science Investigations field trip program kicks off; welcomes new coordinator
The Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education is pleased to announce that registration for the 2014 Fall Outdoor Science Investigations Field Trip Program is now open. The fall field trips will run from September 22 through November 26, and are open to all public, private and home schools.

Please see the attached Fall Field Trip brochure for descriptions of each field trip for grades K-8. The field trip information, teacher letter, brochure and registration form may be accessed from the Center’s website: CLICK HERE

Fall field trips provide students with an opportunity to apply science concepts through a variety of hands-on activities outdoors, while addressing the Michigan GLCEs.


The Kinship Foundation has provided partial funding for this program for the past six years. To help defray our costs we will be charging $30 per field trip per class (up to 30 students).

Field trip scheduling
Field trip programs run approximately 1-1.5 hours, with all of the time outdoors. Appropriate dress is a must! In case of inclement weather, it will be your responsibility to call the Center/field trip coordinator and cancel before your scheduled trip.

Upon receipt of your Field Trip Request, you will receive an email confirmation of the date, time, and location of your field trip. Register for your Field Trip soon to increase the likelihood of receiving your preferred date. Please contact the field trip coordinator if you have any questions.

Welcome New Field Trip Coordinator!

Marcy Erickson will be our new field trip coordinator this fall. Marcy earned a B.S. in Applied Ecology and Environmental Science (2007) and a secondary science teacher certification (2009) in Biology and Earth Science, and Integrated Science (2013) from Michigan Tech. She has 2 years of classroom teaching experience, and many years of teaching informal science in after school, family science and summer programs.

If you have any questions about the Field Trip Program, please contact:

Marcy Erickson, Field Trip Program Coordinator
Western U.P. Center for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education
114 Great Lakes Research Center
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931-1295
Tel: (906) 487-3341 Email:
More information (PDF Format).

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