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News Release - Teacher Workshop

                                MN SEA GRANT
                                NEWS RELEASE

DATE: 2/11/99                                   CONTACT: Marie Zhuikov
                                                PHONE: (218) 726-7677

           Oceanography and Coastal Processes Workshop for Teachers

Cruise Lake Superior aboard a research vessel, incorporate state-of-the-art 
computer technology to monitor oceanographic research, discover the habitats of 
Madeline Island, and investigate the geologic forces that created the North 
Shore of Minnesota.  These activities and more are offered by the University of 
Minnesota Sea Grant Program during a two week-long Operation Pathfinder workshop
for K-12 teachers.  The workshop will be held June 17-July 1, 1999, at the 
University of Minnesota Duluth.

Operation Pathfinder is one of six courses held in different regions that will 
address oceanography and coastal processes through a combination of field trips,
discussions of recent research by guest scientists, classroom demonstrations, 
hands-on activities, and interactive multimedia programs.  Participants earn 
three graduate credits and are expected to incorporate what they learn into 
their classrooms.

Thirty teachers will be selected from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, 
Illinois, and Ohio.  The tuition and a $300 stipend for each teacher is provided
by a grant from the National Ocean Partnership Program through the Office of 
Naval Research.  The application deadline is April 1.  For application 
materials, contact Minnesota Sea Grant at (218) 726-8106, or by e-mail at 
seagr@d.umn.edu.  More information can be found on the Web at