US EPA research vessel, Lake Guardian
The Center for Great Lakes Literacy and Great Lakes Sea Grant Network invite teachers (working with students in grades 5-12) and informal educators with a Great Lakes focus to apply for a spot on this unique, expenses-paid, educators’ cruise. Applicants must reside in a Great Lakes state. Applications are due February 28, 2020.
 

Join us for a week-long professional learning opportunity, working side-by-side with scientists on the 180-foot research vessel Lake Guardian. Participants board the ship on July 6, 2020 in Milwaukee, WI and return to Milwaukee on July 12, 2020.

  • Work alongside top scientists as we explore the ecology, geology, geography, biogeochemistry, weather, and current issues affecting Lake Michigan. 
  • Learn to collect data and use scientific equipment to study water quality, food web dynamics, microbes, zooplankton, and larval fish.
  • Experience high-quality curricula and resources focusing on Great Lakes literacy.
  • Share this shipboard experience of a lifetime with like-minded educators dedicated to bringing environmental issues that affect the Great Lakes to the forefront of science education.
  • Earn a stipend and 60 contact hours (if interested, two graduate semester hours from Ashland University [$360 tuition] can be purchased by the participant).

Interested? Check out the research vesselpast blogs, and the official flyer.

Meet two of the scientists leading the experience: Paris Collingsworth and Maureen Coleman.

Workshop Details

Registration/Application Deadline: February 28, 2020

Event Dates: July 6 – 12, 2020

Event Location: Lake Michigan (departing from and returning to Milwaukee, WI)

Applicants: Grades 5 – 12 classroom teachers and informal educators, must reside in a Great Lakes state

For More Information: Contact Terri Hallesy (thallesy@illinois.edu) or Joan Cox (jesarey@illinois.edu)

Application Materials

Personal Statement

Letter of Recommendation

Online application

flyer with more workshop info, including trip logistics. Contact Terri Hallesy at thallesy@illinois.edu for details

flyer with more workshop info, including trip logistics. Contact Terri Hallesy at thallesy@illinois.edu for details


Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant is a part of University of Illinois Extension and Purdue Extension.