Ride the Waves aboard MTU's Agassiz ~ 2017
Michigan Tech’s Ride the Waves Program invites Grades 4-12 students to join scientists from Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center in the exploration of Lake Superior, Portage Waterway and Torch Lake. Programs are led by the Center for Science & Environmental Outreach staff and MTU students and funded by General Motors Foundation.

Teachers should complete the form below listing several desired dates.

(1) Navigation - a 2-hour session on navigation basics in Room 104 of the Great Lakes Research Center, followed by an 2 hour excursion to apply navigation skills. 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!

(2) Aquatic Food Web - 1.5 hours on the Agassiz collecting data on water clarity, depth, dissolved oxygen, conductivity, temperature, phyto- and zooplankton, and benthic organisms, and 1.5 hours in Lab 102 of the Great Lakes Research Center, to look at the data/collections.

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Aquatic Food Web - Grades 4 - 12 ~ Please list at least 3 dates that work for you.
3-hour session: 1.5 hours on the Agassiz and 1.5 hours in the lab.
Navigation Exploration - Grades 8 -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
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