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GLIN==> Summer teacher institutes at Michigan Tech University



Dear Teachers & Non-formal Educators:



Check out these FOUR exciting summer teacher institutes at Michigan Tech
University in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula designed for classroom
teachers and non-formal educators. All offer university credit. Prices range
from $250-$1100 per week which included food, lodging & credit. Visit
www.wupcenter.mtu.edu for brochures and applications forms.


(1) Forest Resources and Environmental Sciences Teacher Institute - June 25-30, 2006 Cost: $850; includes 3 graduate credits and all meals/lodging costs Application Deadline: Friday, May 26, 2006 ~ 15 spaces still available Website to download brochure and application form: http://forest.mtu.edu or www.wupcenter.mtu.edu For more information: Joan Schumaker-Chadde at 906-487-3341 or jchadde@mtu.edu . Description: This six-day Institute is designed to provide grades 4-12 teachers with the basic understanding of forest ecology and management. Topics to be addressed include: tree identification, forest measurements, soils, stream monitoring, wildlife ecology, forest insects and disease. We will also discuss management of school forests and sustainable forest management principles.


(2) Ecology of Lake Superior Course on the EPA's Lake Guardian ~ July 9-15, 2006

Cost: $1100; includes 3 credits and all meals/lodging costs
Application Deadline: Friday, May 26, 2006 ~ 10 spaces still available
Website to download brochure and application from:
http://wupcenter.mtu.edu/education/Ecology_of_the_Great_lakes/lake_guardian_2006/index.html

OR http://www.wupcenter.mtu.edu

For more information: Joan Schumaker-Chadde at 906-487-3341 or
jchadde@mtu.edu .
Description: Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to join faculty
and scientists from Michigan Technological University (MTU) and U.S. EPA for
a working cruise on Lake Superior aboard the EPA research vessel Lake
Guardian, in support of Great Lakes monitoring programs. Course participants
will attend lectures and labs that will provide a comprehensive introduction
to the physical, chemical, and biological features of the Lake Superior
ecosystem. Participants will use limnology equipment to collect samples and
analyze them in the ship's labs.  This is a once in a lifetime experience!!
NOTE: Middle/high school  teachers in the Great Lakes states may apply for a
scholarship through the COSEE Great Lakes program
http://coseegreatlakes.net/  (click on Teacher Professional Development and
Marine Immersion Scholarships) or contact Steve Stewart at stew@msu.edu



(3) Global Change Teacher Institute ~ July 17-21, 2006
Cost: $600; includes 3 graduate credits and all meals/lodging costs at
Michigan Tech University
Application Deadline: Friday, May 26, 2006  ~ 10 spaces still available
Website to download brochure and application form:
http://www.wupcenter.mtu.edu OR
http://wupcenter.mtu.edu/education/Global_Climate_Change/index.html

For more information: Joan Schumaker-Chadde at 906-487-3341 or
jchadde@mtu.edu .
Description: This five-day Institute is designed to involve middle and high
school teachers in physical, chemical, and biological research on global
change using the forest ecosystem.  Through lecture, hands-on data
collection, field trips, and lab experiences, educators will obtain new
knowledge and skills that will prepare them to engage their students in the
real-world study of global change. The Institute will be taught by
internationally-recognized faculty researchers from the Michigan
Technological University (MTU) School of Forest Resources and Environmental
Sciences, along with guest scientists from the University of Michigan and
the USDA Forest Service's Forestry Sciences Laboratory. Participants will
visit research sites (http://aspenface.mtu.edu/) in northern Wisconsin where
the effects of elevated CO2 and ozone on forest productivity are clearly
observable.

(4) Great Lakes Maritime Transportation Institute ~ July 24-28 (in Duluth,
MN area) and/or July 31-Aug. 3 (in eastern U.P.)
Cost: ~ $250/week; includes 2 credits each week, lodging, and transportation
during institute, plus most meals provided.
Application Deadline: Friday, May 26, 2006 ~ 20 spaces available each week.
Website: http://wupcenter.mtu.edu/education/great_lakes_maritime/index.htm
OR http://www.wupcenter.mtu.edu
For more information: Joan Schumaker-Chadde at 906-487-3341 or
jchadde@mtu.edu

Description: This unique traveling institute has 2 sections of one-week
each. During Week I, teachers will be in the Superior, WI & Duluth, MN area
and stay in University of Minnesota Duluth residence halls. In Duluth,
teachers will explore a variety of Great Lakes shipping issues including:
ship-building, ship-loading, homeland security issues, harbor dredging and
toxic sediments, aquatic invasive species control, challenges facing the
shipping industry and have guided tours of some very unique sites related to
the shipping industry.  Week 2 will take place in the eastern Upper
Peninsula where participants will travel from Houghton to Marquette,
Munising, Sault Ste. Marie, and Escanaba, MI where they will stay in hotels.
During Week 2, participants will tour the Edison Soo Electric, Soo Locks,
U.S. Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Service, and others involved in maritime
history, shipping, navigation, harbor economic development, and
environmental issues. The goal of the Institute is to provide an overview of
maritime transportation---its history, current operations, and future
challenges---that will provide the foundation for teachers to develop
standards-based lessons for their science, math, social studies, and
technology classes. This institute is made possible with a grant from the
Great Lakes Maritime Transportation Institute, and is co-sponsored by
Michigan Technological University Transportation Institute, Michigan Tech
Center for Water & Society, University of Wisconsin-Superior,
Wisconsin/Minnesota Sea Grant, and Duluth Seaway Port Authority.



NOTE: K-12 teachers in the Great Lakes states may apply for a scholarship
through the COSEE Great Lakes program http://coseegreatlakes.net/  (click on
Teacher Professional Development and Marine Immersion Scholarships) or
contact Steve Stewart at stew@msu.edu

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