Lake Superior Celebration

ART ~ NATURE ~ HISTORY ~ MUSIC ~ GEOHERITAGE

The community is invited to the Lake Superior Celebration at Michigan Tech's Great Lakes Research Center. The event is FREE, family-friendly, and open to all.

The Celebration will include informative exhibits by more than a dozen local agencies and organizations, fun hands-on activities for K-5 students including boat-making with natural materials, World Water Day art exhibit, and displays & presentations by Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative (LSSI) school teams. In addition, there will be presentations about Geoheritage Interpretation in local schoolyards and the Keweenaw Time Travelers project.

Light refreshments, including snacks, cake, lemonade and coffee, will be available.

The event is sponsored by the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, Michigan STEM Partnership, Western U.P. Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education, Michigan Tech Center for Science and Environmental Outreach, and the Great Lake Research Center.

For more information contact: Shawn Oppliger at 482-0331 or shawn@copperisd.org at the Copper Country ISD or Joan Chadde 906-487- 3341 and jchadde@mtu.edu at Michigan Tech.

Visit the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative on the web or on Facebook.

Presentations (202 GLRC)

6:15 pm   Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative (LSSI) Showcase

   Lake Perrault Outdoor Classroom & Stewardship Project -  Chuck Palosaari, Jeffers HS

   Superior Stewardship – Darrell Hendrickson, Washington MS

    Remotely Operated Vehicles & Stewardship - Dollar Bay HS SOAR

    Milkweed to Monarch  - Barb Skidmore-Kinnunen, CLK Elementary

7:00 pm   Geoheritage Interpretation Of Schoolyards – Erika  Vye, geoheritage specialist

7:30 pm   Keweenaw Time Travelers - Sarah Scarlett and Don Lafreniere, MTU Dept. of Social Sciences

EXPLORE THE KEWEENAW ADVENTURES

  • DRONE DEMONSTRATION AND NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY W/ STEVE BRIMM
  • OUTDOOR ADVENTURE PROGRAM (JARED JOHNSON) – KAYAKS, CAMPING GEAR
  • KEWEENAW ADVENTURE COMPANY - SAM RAYMOND
  • IF ROCKS COULD TALK, WHAT WOULD THEY SAY?
  • SOUNDSCAPES OF THE KEWEENAW WITH LIBBY MEYER AND CHRIS PLUMMER

HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES!

  • Drone Demo and Nature
  • Photography
  • Outdoor Adventure Program
  • Bike!
  • Nature Boats - set sail!
  • Ephemeral Art
  • Rocks of the Keweenaw
  • If Rocks could Talk, What
  • Would they Say?

LOCAL RESOURCES

  • World Water Day art display
  • Keweenaw Time Travelers
  • “Missing in the Copper Country” KNHP
  • Native Plants/Ethnobotany
  • MORE!!

CELEBRATE!

  • LSSI Most Significant Change school team showcase and presentations
  • Music: Keweenaw Soundscapes
  • Geoheritage Interpretation of Schoolyards
  • Cake, lemonade, and other delicious snacks

LAKE SUPERIOR STEWARDSHIP INITIATIVE (LSSI)

Bringing schools and communities together in the stewardship of Lake Superior and its watershed.

ALL INVITED! FREE! 

DIRECTIONS to the Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) at Michigan Tech University:

From Houghton: as you approach MTU on US 41 from downtown Houghton, turn left onto Cliff Drive (just before the Administration Building and just after apartment building). Quickly turn left again on to Phoenix Drive to go down the hill to the water level. Drive straight ahead to the Great Lakes Research Center, last building on your left, on the water.

From Chassell: as you approach MTU on US 41, turn right onto Cliff Drive (just past the Administration Building). Take an immediate left on to Phoenix Drive to go down the hill to the water level. Drive straight ahead to the Great Lakes Research Center, last building on your left, on the water.

Campus Maps: http://www.mtu.edu/maps/

Thursday, April 20 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)
1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931

Event Type

Outreach/Recruitment, Social, Cultural, Arts and Entertainment, Art, Music, Sound

Target Audience

Parents/Family, General Public

Subscribing Departments ?

Centers and Institutes, Center for Science and Environmental Outreach

Website

http://lakesuperiorstewardship.org/

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