Initiative News & Calendar
October 14, 2017
Eco project put through paces: Houghton middle-school team demos to third-grade judges
OCT 14, 2017 HOUGHTON — Houghton Middle School’s Eco Challenge team has launched two projects for its competition th ... >>more
June 8, 2017
CLK students build new outdoor learning space
CALUMET, Mich. (WLUC) - Kindergarteners and 4th graders at Calumet-Laurium-Keweenaw (CLK) Elementary have been hard at w ... >>more
June 3, 2017
Houghton High students present science research
By Garrett Neese, Daily Mining Gazette, June 2, 2017 HOUGHTON — For the sixth year, Houghton High School biology stud ... >>more


News & Announcements
Lake LInden-Hubbell Middle/High School receives LSSI funding
Lake Linden Hubbell Middle/High School received approval from the LSSI Advisory Board last week for their updated LSSI project proposal presented by Nick Squires (Gr. 7, 8, 10 science teacher) and Danielle Alfafara (Gr. 7-12 Art). The previous project leader, Dave Torola, is no longer at the school, and Nick Squires is the new project leader.

Several activities will be resumed as part of the new proposal including: Torch Lake Superfund site remediation monitoring and the Traprock River watershed tour and stream monitoring.

The Board was particularly impressed with the number of teachers participating and their range of grades and subjects taught.

The Lake Linden-Hubbell middle and high school grades 7-12 will implement a multi-faceted watershed project over the next two school years that includes the following:

• Gr. 7 Life Science class and Gr. 9 Physical Science class - adopt the shoreline of Torch Lake from the public boat launch, through the Village Park, and around the Lake Linden sands remediated superfund site to the mouth of the Trap Rock River. We will conduct trash pick-ups and plant native shrubs to reduce shoreline erosion and increase bird diversity.
• Gr. 10 Biology & Gr. 11 Chemistry classes - will resume the Torch Lake Superfund soil, plant and bird monitoring done in past years,
• Gr. 8 Earth Science class – will continue the Trap Rock River water quality and macroinvertebrate monitoring.
• Gr. 7- 10 English – will create a newsletter that will be sent to every resident in the school district as well as create other written media.
• Gr. 8 and 10 World Cultures & Grade 7-12 Art classes – will create a brochure to educate about the value of water in :Lake Superior and the Great Lakes compared to the rest of the world
• Gr. 11 English & Social Studies & Art classes – will design interpretive signs for the Lake Linden Village Park and create a Walking Tour brochure describing the history of Torch Lake and the Village of Lake Linden.


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