Initiative News & Calendar
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


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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