4/3/13

EPA invites educators to explore the Great Lakes aboard the Lake Guardian

Teachers from the Great Lakes region are invited to join the U.S. EPA and the Center for Great Lakes Literacy for a week-long cruise aboard a research ship learning freshwater science about Lake Ontario.

From the flyer
“The Center for Great Lakes Literacy and the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network invite 4th-12th grade teachers and non-formal educators to participate in a week-long workshop on Lake Ontario, aboard the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 180-foot research vessel (R/V) Lake Guardian, beginning and ending in Youngstown, NY (near Buffalo).”
Last year’s voyage explored Lake Huron and gave the fourteen teachers on board a chance to do some real, hands-on work collecting and analyzing data and learning about Lake Huron’s food web. 

This year, teachers will have the chance to learn about Lake Ontario’s ecology, geology, water quality, and more. There will also be educational resources for developing curricula and incorporating Great Lakes science into classroom activities. 

Teachers can apply for this terrific opportunity through the New York Sea Grant page.

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