Horizons Alternative High School ~ Gr.9-12

(Calumet-Laurium-Keweenaw)

Project Description

2019-2021 Rock’n the Gratiot River Park

(40 Students / 2 Teachers))

Students in Mr. Theisen’s Project-Based Writing Class will create a Scavenger Hunt and Virtual Tour of key geological features located in Gratiot River County Park in Keweenaw County, guided by a local geoheritage expert. Horizons students will steward the Park by conducting trash pick ups in the spring and fall and vowing to leave the Park better than they find it each time they visit.



Teachers (* Lead teacher)

*Meg North
Luke Theisen
Joel Asiala, Principal

Community Partners

Keweenaw County Board, Vice Chair
Keweenaw GeoHeritage

Project Photos

Horizons High School students pick up trash at Gratiot River County Park.

Horizons High School students pick up trash at Gratiot River County Park.

Horizons High School students enjoy a day at Gratiot River County Park.

Horizons High School students enjoy a day at Gratiot River County Park.

Rockhounding at Gratiot River County Park.

Rockhounding at Gratiot River County Park.

Exploring the mouth of the Gratiot River where it empties into Lake Superior.

Exploring the mouth of the Gratiot River where it empties into Lake Superior.

Rocks provide endless fascination-- What is the parent rock? How has the rock been shaped by water and erosion?

Rocks provide endless fascination-- What is the parent rock? How has the rock been shaped by water and erosion?