Great Lakes Research Center Outreach Activities
10:00 am Children’s Laboratory Exploration: Investigating the Lake Superior Food Chain Using a Lake Trout Stomach! - Great Lakes Research Center Extension Laboratory (100), University Waterfront (off of Cliff Drive)
Who eats whom in the Great Lakes? Only one way to find out: We’ll collect plankton tows off the GLRC dock and dissect lake trout stomachs to piece together the Lake Superior food chain. Parents and grandparents are welcome, too! Presented by Professor Marty Auer, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Joan Chadde, Michigan Tech Center for Science, Math, and Environmental Education.
1:00 pm Research Vessel Agassiz Research Boat Tour - Meet at Great Lakes Research Center (100), University Waterfront (off of Cliff Drive)
Four tours will leave every hour on the hour from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The University operates the R/V Agassiz in support of its mission in aquatic sciences, and these excursions will provide insight into the research being conducted by faculty and students. Please note: participants will be required to use a boarding ladder to get on the vessel. This event is weather dependent.
1:00-2:00 pm Introduction to Michigan Tech’s NEW Signature Program: Family Engineering - Great Lakes Research Center Extension Laboratory (100), University Waterfront (off of Cliff Drive)
Family Engineering is an informal and innovative education program that introduces parents and their elementary-aged children to the engineered world all around us. Find out how you can bring Family Engineering to your business, community, or school, and start inspiring our next generation of engineers! Presented by Professor Neil Hutzler, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Joan Chadde, Michigan Tech Center for Science, Math, and Environmental Education.
2:00-3:30 pm Family Engineering Is for Everyone! - Great Lakes Research Center (100), University Waterfront (off of Cliff Drive)
Discover the excitement of hands-on engineering activities designed to engage elementary-age children and their families in solving real-world challenges. This session is for kids, parents, and grandparents, and will model a typical Family Engineering event being conducted across Michigan and the nation!
Friday August 3rd and Saturday August 4th:
1:30-3:30 pm Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) Tours (100)- GLRC Main Entrance, University Waterfront (off of Cliff Drive)
Tour our newest multidisciplinary research building, which provides state-of-the art laboratories supporting an array of topics related to water and other natural resources.
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