by Marie Zhuikov, Wisconsin Sea Grant

Credit: David Ruck, Great Lakes Outreach Media

Eight educators from Minnesota and eight from Wisconsin — including teachers from Arbor Vitae, Ashland, Bayfield, Madison, Merrill, Oconto and Pulaski — will sail aboard a three-masted schooner from St. Ignace, Michigan, through the Soo Locks to Duluth, Minnesota, August 5-12, 2019. Their guides will combine native and Western water-science in a hands-on teach-the-teacher experience.

“Our goals for the educators’ shipboard workshop include helping participants gain an understanding of Great Lakes ecology, getting hands-on experience sampling water quality and fostering awareness and appreciation for tribal approaches to research and natural resource management,” said Marte Kitson, workshop leader and extension educator with Minnesota Sea Grant.

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