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2016 Water Festival Today At MTU Great Lakes Research Center

glrcMore than 1000 students in grades 4-8 in 34 classes from 13 schools in Houghton, Baraga, Gogebic and Ontonagon Counties will flood MTU’s Great Lakes Research Center on Wednesday, October 12, for the 5th Annual Lake Superior Water Festival.

Students from the following schools will be participating:

Baraga Middle School

CLK Elementary

Chassell Elementary

Elm River School

Hancock Middle School

Jeffers Middle School

L’Anse Middle School

Lake Linden-Hubbell MS

LL Wright Middle School

Sacred Heart School

South Range Elementary

Washington Middle School

More than thirty different sessions will be offered throughout the day, presented by Michigan Tech scientists, staff, and students, as well as, Keweenaw Land Trust, Keweenaw National Historical Park, U.S. Coast Guard, SOAR students from Dollar Bay High School, Ottawa National Forest, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, and NECi Superior Enzymes.

The Water Festival provides an opportunity for students to learn about and celebrate our most precious natural resource – the Great Lakes! A wide variety of topics from science & engineering to history and music will be presented. Students attend four 35-minute activities. Some of the topics to be presented included Remotely-Operated- Vehicles, Isle Royale Wolves & Moose, Leave No Trace Outdoors, cleaning wastewater, touring the U.S. Coast Guard vessel, and much more.

The 2016 Water Festival is made possible with funding from Michigan STEM Partnership, Michigan Tech Center for Water & Society, and the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative. The Festival is coordinated by the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative and hosted by Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center.

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