Ride the Waves ~ 2017
Michigan Tech’s Ride the Waves Program invites Copper Country youth in Grades 4-12 to join scientists from Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center in the exploration of Lake Superior, Portage Waterway and Torch Lake. There are four programs to choose from that will accommodate 17 youth and chaperones.
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Aquatic Food Web - Grades 4 - 12 ~ Please list at least 3 dates that work for you.
Sessions are 3 hours each; 1.5 on the Agassiz and 1.5 in the lab. Find out how scientists investigate water quality and collect samples to examine in the lab. Find out “what makes a lake trout.”
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Mine Waste Remediation & Torch Lake Restoration - Ideal for middle school students ~ Please list at least 3 dates that work for you.
4-hour session, 2 hrs on Agassiz & 2 hrs on land; meet at the Lake Linden marina. The copper mining and milling history of the Copper Country is explored by land and water. Students visit historic copper milling and reclaimed mine waste sites, and collect samples from the bottom of Torch Lake.
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Navigation Exploration - Grades 4-12 ~ Please list at least 3 dates that work for you.
4-hour session, 2 hrs on Agassiz & 2 hours in classroom at the Great Lakes Research Center Grades 4-12 students will use chart dividers and compasses to make mathematical measurements of distance, angles and lines to determine the Agassiz’s position on a navigational chart. Grades 8-12 students will use these same skills to navigate the Agassiz to a new location. Using algebra, students will be able to determine the accuracy of their navigation.
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Lake Superior’s Ring of Fire - High School Students ~ Please list at least 3 dates that work for you.
4-hour session on Agassiz. Explore an area in Lake Superior where the shrimplike organism Diporeia is up to 20 times more abundant than in any other part of Lake Superior! How does this affect the Lake Superior food web?
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I understand that I will need to provide a list of names for each person on the trip, prior to the day of the trip.
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I understand that I am responsible for the behavior and safety of the youth who sign up with my group.
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I understand that I will bring a signed liability form for each person who is in my group.
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Does Michigan Technological University and the Center for Science and Environmental Outreach have permission to use photos of your participants in educational or promotional materials?
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