Thursday, October 04, 2012

Michigan Tech to host Lake Superior Water Festival at Great Lakes Research Center Oct. 5

HOUGHTON -- The 2012 Lake Superior Water Festival will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Michigan Tech's new Great Lakes Research Center.

A view of the entrance to Michigan Tech's new Great Lakes Research Center. (Keweenaw Now file photo)

The Water Festival will give 1,000 students in grades 4-8 the opportunity to learn about the Great Lakes, careers, research, art, science, and more from Michigan Tech scientists, staff, university students, government agencies, community organizations and more.

Michigan Tech scientists, staff and students, the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and other organizations will present activities on a wide range of topics related to Lake Superior and water resources.

Some of the offerings include:
  • Aquatic Invasive Species: their impacts and control
  • Remotely-Operated-Vehicles used to study the Great Lakes
  • Computer simulations
  • Geo Wall illustrating changing Lake Superior temps throughout the year
  • Great Lakes dance and creative expression
  • Writing a Great Lakes position statement
  • Assessing the health of the Great Lakes through water sampling and data collection
  • Low impact development to protect water quality and reduce water use
  • Discovering what aquatic insects tell us about stream health
Click here for information and registration.

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