Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Michigan Tech Summer Teacher Institutes application deadline is June 1

HOUGHTON -- This Friday, June 1, is the application deadline for the 2012 Michigan Tech University Five-Day Summer Teacher Institutes in June and July 2012. The following institutes are being offered to teachers:

June 18-22 -- Global Change Teacher Institute at Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Mich.

This five-day Institute will prepare you to engage your middle and high school students in a real-world study of the effects of global change on ecosystems, including the impacts of climatic change on forests -- elevated carbon dioxide and ozone levels, nitrogen saturation, acid rain, and invasive species. Cost: $350 off campus includes five lunches, three MTU graduate credits and instructional materials; $625 also includes five nights lodging and all meals.

June 25-29 -- Great Lakes Watershed Investigations Teacher Institute at Michigan Tech University

Explore  the physical, chemical, and biological components of the Great Lakes ecosystem, using the Lake Superior watershed as the classroom: Agassiz research vessel, day at Gratiot Lake, visit streams, wetlands, stewardship projects. Cost: $295 includes five lunches, three MTU graduate credits and instructional materials; $595 also includes five nights lodging and all meals.

July 9-13 -- Forestry Teacher Institute at Michigan Technological University

Through lecture, hands-on data collection, classroom activities, and field trips, participants will learn tree ID, forest measurements, forest health and insect pests, wildlife, and carbon sequestration. Cost:  $485 off campus includes five lunches, three MTU graduate credits and instructional materials; $725 with four nights lodging and all meals.

July 16-20 -- Great Lakes Maritime Teacher Institute in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula

Traveling course with overnights in Marquette, Sault Ste. Marie, and Manistique. Explore the historical, economical and environmental aspects of Great Lakes shipping -- visiting an iron ore mine, Whitefish Point Shipwreck Museum, Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Coast Guard’s Vessel Traffic Service, Soo Locks, limestone quarry,  lighthouses and more, exploring many facets of the shipping industry: intermodal transportation, port safety, history and economics. Cost:  $495, includes two MTU graduate credits, most meals and four nights lodging.

July 23-27 -- Exploring the Geology of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Explore unique geologic features  in the Keweenaw, Porcupine Mountains, Presque Isle Park, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and Tahquamenon Falls with geologists and educators. Cost: $495, includes two MTU graduate credits, 4 nights lodging, and most meals.    

To obtain more information and to submit applications, please contact Joan Chadde, Institute Coordinator Center for Science and Environmental Outreach, 105 Dillman Hall, Michigan Tech University, 1400 Townsend Dr., Houghton, MI  49931
Phone:  906-487-3341   FAX:  906-487-1620    EMAIL:  jchadde@mtu.edu   

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