Monday 31 January 2022

Educator Workshops Aboard the Research Vessel (R/V) Lake Guardian Application Deadline

Call for Applications! 

Educator Workshops Aboard the Research Vessel (R/V) Lake Guardian

Registration/Application Deadline: January 31, 2022
Event Dates: June and July 2022
Event location: Marquette and Alpena, MI
Intended Audience: 4th-12th grade educators and non-formal educators from the Great Lakes States (PA, NY, OH, MI, MN, WI, IL, IN)
Summer of 2022, the workshop will be held twice - on Lake Superior and Lake Huron! 
Ten educators, three researchers, 15 crew, and one 180-foot boat

In June and July 2022, 10 educators will set sail aboard the Research Vessel (R/V) Lake Guardian, a vessel owned by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and conduct research alongside scientists. During the seven day workshop, educators network with one another, scientists, R/V Lake Guardian crew, and Sea Grant staff. Educators work in small teams with a scientist to develop research questions, collect field samples, conduct lab analysis, and generate data to analyze, visualize, and interpret. The workshops typically include two shore stops for educational field trips about locally relevant Great Lakes topics. A primary goal of the workshop is to increase Great Lakes Literacy among the participants. After the workshop, participants will be better able to:

  1. Understand the essential principles and fundamental concepts about the characteristics, functions, and value of the Great Lakes.
  2. Communicate accurately about the Great Lakes’ influence on systems and people in and beyond their watershed.
  3. Make informed and responsible decisions regarding the Great Lakes and the resources of their watershed.
For more information: For questions about the Lake Superior workshop, contact Marte Kitson at and 218-726-8305. For questions about the Lake Huron workshop, contact Meaghan Gass at and 989-895-4026 ext. 5.
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