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CLK School Board Hears “Exploring the Keweenaw” GRACE Project Presentation

The CLK Board of Education held their first monthly meeting of the new school year.

They heard a presentation from Calumet High School Computer Science teacher Mike Roland, Michigan Tech’s Doctor Don LaFreniere, Celeste Holt from the Keweenaw National Historical Park and several Calumet High School students involved in the “Exploring the Keweenaw” GRACE project.

The GIS Resources and Applications for Career Education Project, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, was developed by Eastern Michigan University and its partners as a strategy for expanding and disseminating technology-based education for STEM careers in K-12.

This past summer, Michigan Tech partnered with the Keweenaw National Historical Park to give students real world GIS experience.

The primary objective of the activities were to build a digital atlas for exploring, researching and sharing the social, environmental and economic histories and heritages of the Copper Country across time.

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