Western U.P. 2023 Summer Institute Series: EXPLORING OUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH LAND & WATER
Climate Impacts: Relationships with Land & Water
& Digging Deeper into Soils
June 27 - Changing Climate, Changing Culture (Baraga County)
Integrating place-based evidence we experience with science will reveal how climate change is affecting our communities and economies. Weaving in Indigenous knowledge, this session provides a baseline for evaluating how climate change is affecting all cultures and relationships with place.
June 28 - Coastal Hazards & Inland Flooding
We will visit McLain State Park, Great Sand Bay, and Hungarian Falls to explore how climate impacts are affecting coastal erosion and increased flood hazard in the Keweenaw. Also learn about mitigation plans and resources to know more about the hazards in the place that we live
Aug 15 - Digging Deeper into Soils (Houghton)
Dig into soils to explore the complex interactions between water, air, living, and non-living things. Discover opportunities to steward this precious resource in backyards, school yards and school forests.
One institute - attend one, two or three days!
-Place-based, Watershed Literacy, and Multidisciplinary Learning
-FREE for Western U.P. K-12 Educators
-Limited - 15 participants each day
-A stipend of $150 and up to 7 SCECHs each day
-Consider LSSI mini-grant opportunities for 2023-2024