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November 17, 2017
Houghton Middle School wins Lexus Eco Challenge again
HOUGHTON — HOUGHTON — For the third time, Houghton Middle School students have won the Lexus Eco Challenge in the Land a ... >>more
November 16, 2017
Local educators present at Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative's Place Based Education Conference
The Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative (GLSI) Place Based Education Conference took place at Eastern Michigan Universi ... >>more
October 26, 2017
Students spend day learning at Lake Superior Water Festival
HOUGHTON — High school students from five Upper Peninsula counties learned more about the Great Lakes and the research b ... >>more
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Students help battle invasive species in Lake Superior
HOUGHTON, Mich. (WLUC) - Keweenaw Peninsula students are doing their part in the battle against invasive species in Lake Superior.

The Dollar Bay High School Soar Enterprise Team sailed out to Isle Royale on Tuesday to test devices they built this school year.

“Their main solution is for when they need to -- the community organizations need to investigate what's going on below the surface, usually visually,” Marine Robotics Teacher Matt Zimmer said. “The students develop an ROV, a remote-operated vehicle. It's a robot that drops below the surface of the water, and then has a live camera on it, and the students can drive the ROV and have it navigate below the surface to view what they need to view."

The ROVs will be used in place of divers to monitor the zebra mussel population. Rangers want to stop the invasive species from spreading to inland lakes where they could flourish and displace native mussels.

 
 
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