|Lake Superior Shipboard Science for Educators – Fall 2022|
|MAEE Partner||Minnesota Sea Grant|
|Time:||6:00 a.m. - 6:00 P.M.|
How to apply:
Apply by 5:00 p.m. CST on Sunday, September 18, 2022 (use link below). You will be notified if you are accepted by Wednesday, September 21, 2022.
Who: 4th-12th grade teachers and educators who are interested in learning basic limnology and water quality science aboard a research ship. Priority will be given to educators who have not participated in a shipboard science workshop before.
What: This workshop is for teachers and educators who want to know about the invisible microbes that live in our gut, that drive our food webs, that cycle nutrients like phosphorus or nitrogen in the environment, and that live in zooplankton and help them process food. Spend a day aboard the Research Vessel (R/V) Blue Heron working with University of Minnesota Duluth Associate Professor and microbiologist Cody Sheik and a day in his laboratory analyzing the water samples you collected. Participants will learn how to collect samples of microorganisms from lake water and lake sediment and how to cultivate microbes from water samples. Participants will also learn how to quantify nitrogen fixation, a process that maintains the inventory of biologically available nitrogen in the lake, which fuels plant growth.
Where: Duluth, Minnesota.
Cody Sheik, associate professor, Department of Biology, University of Minnesota Duluth, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sarah Clauss, graduate student, Water Resources Program, University of Minnesota Duluth.
|Cost?||Costs will vary based on distance traveled. In most cases it will be free.|
|More:||Additional Information: This is a two day event with an optional (but encouraged) pre-workshop kick-off dinner and introductions on Monday, October 17th|
|Venue Name and Address||31 W College Street|
|Post Date||September 12, 2022|