Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Public invited to tour Hancock's "green school" Feb. 10

HANCOCK -- The Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative (LSSI) will host a public tour of the new Hancock Middle School at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 10, led by engineer Lou Meyette and architect Jen Towles.

Michigan Tech's Center for Science and Environmental Outreach, the Michigan Tech Center for Water and Society, and Tech's Isle Royale Institute are partners in LSSI.

The tour will focus on "green school design" features, including site selection, building envelope, lighting, ventilation, energy efficient heating/cooling and efficient use of electricity.

Chassell High School science teacher Mary Markham, coach of the Michigan Tech High School Enterprise team in Chassell, will share her experience at the first annual National Green Schools Conference.

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