Target Audience: K-12 classroom/online teachers, informal educators, community partners, parents.
Credit: 1.5 SCECHs ($10 for all sessions in the 2020-21 LSSI Learning Series)
Session Description: Want to know more about how technology enables scientists to predict weather and wave conditions on the Great Lakes? This online session will:
• Explore current MTU research supporting recreational boating, shipping, and ferry operations in the Great Lakes through an observational weather buoy network
• Engage participants in understanding how buoy and weather data is collected, why it is important, and how data can be used in the classroom.
• Share teaching resources and data sources related to Great Lakes observations.
• Explore coastal hazards vulnerability in the Keweenaw related to water safety
John Lenters, Research Scientist, Great Lakes Research Center, MTU
Erika Vye, Geosciences Research Scientist, Great Lakes Research Center, MTU
Chris Van Arsdale, Houghton Emergency Measures Director, Houghton County
Evan Lanese, GIS Specialist, Western U. P. Planning & Development Region
Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative
Western U.P. MiSTEM Network
Michigan Space Grant Consortium
Great Lakes Observing Network
Great Lakes Research Center