What: Explore the historical, economical and environmental aspects of Great Lakes shipping in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan! Participants will tour Cleveland Cliff’s Tilden Iron Ore Mine in Ishpeming, visit the Marquette Harbor, enjoy the Pictured Rocks National Park Boat Tour in Munising, visit the Whitefish Point Shipwreck Museum in Paradise, the Army Corps of Engineers, the Coast Guard’s Vessel Traffic Service, the Soo Locks & Valley Freighter Museum in Sault Ste Marie, Port Inland limestone quarry on L. Michigan, Seul Choix lighthouse and Fayette State Park’s historic iron smelting site. Participants will gain new knowledge and skills, classroom activities and resources that can be integrated into social studies, science, language arts, and math classes. The institute will explore the many facets of the shipping industry within the context of intermodal transportation, port safety, Great Lake shipping routes and global destinations. The institute will provide teachers with a foundation in maritime transportation history, current operations, and future career opportunities.
When: July 16-20, 2012
Where: Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan (traveling)
Fee: $495, includes 2 graduate credits, most meals and 4 nights lodging.
Registration: Application forms at http://wupcenter.mtu.edu/#institutes
Application deadline: May 1, 2012
Submit applications to:
Joan Chadde, Institute Coordinator
Center for Science & Environmental Outreach
105 Dillman Hall—Michigan Tech University
1400 Townsend Dr., Houghton, MI 49931
Phone: 906-487-3341 FAX: 906-487-1620