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R/V Agassiz used to inform local community about Great Lakes scientific research
R/V Agassiz used to inform local community about Great Lakes scientific research

162 people from 8-80 years participated in one of 9 scientific excursions offered on MTU's Research Vessel Agassiz at the Copper Country Strawberry Festival in Chassell on Saturday, July 7. PhD candidate, Marcel Dijkstra, was chief scientist aboard the Agassiz, and Joan Chadde coordinated the event. . The day was a HUGE success! Twenty-five minute excursions were offered every half-hour from 1-5 pm, and all were full!

View the event here (compliments of Emil Groth):

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In addition to the scientific excursions aboard the R/V Agassiz, Guy Meadows, Jamey Anderson, and Mike Abbott demonstrated a Remotely-Operated-Vehicle (ROV) showing how they could be used to study the Great Lakes.

When asked, "What did you like most about the Agassiz scientific excursion," participants had lots of positive comments:

I can make an impact
The science lectures
Presenter was knowledgeable
I learned a lot
The presenter made it easy to understand
Well explained water health –algae effects
Getting to know the ecology of the Great Lakes and how
to protect Lake Superior
Very great explanation of limnology
Presenter is a great teacher/speaker.
The explanation of thermo-stratification and why it is
important to the ecosystem.
Demonstrated use of equipment; provided clear answers
to questions.

This event was co-sponsored by the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, with additional support from MTU's Center for Water & Society, and the Chassell Lions Club).

The event met the objective of raising awareness for MTU's Great Lakes research and the need for stewardship of the Great Lakes.

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