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Young Women and Men in Science – Great Lakes Research Method


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June 28th - July 16th, 2014

Inland Seas Education Association's Young Men in Science and Young Women in Science is a time when high-school ages students will become scientists and crew for two days onboard the schooner Inland Seas. They will conduct research projects related to the ecology of Lake Michigan. To accomplish their research objectives, students will learn to perform water chemistry analyses; determine the thermal structure of the lake; collect fish, plankton, and benthos; and analyze lake sediment. Students will also record weather observations several times a day for the National Weather Service. Students will enter their data on the shipboard computer for analysis, and prepare and present a short research report. Research results will be posted on ISEA’s website.

Young Women and Men in Science is a two-day overnight research-based program for high school students with a strong interest in science. The ten participants will work in small groups to design and complete a research project on Great Lakes invasive species or other water related issues. Students finish the program with a public presentation of their research results. Students have meals and sleep aboard the schooner. Sponsored by Michigan Zonta International. Call the Inland Seas Education Association office at 231-271-3077 for application details.

(High School aged students - $360, scholarships available)

Students will also experience shipboard life and the demands of sailing a traditionally-rigged vessel. Students will learn boating safety, navigation and sailing theory. They will stand watch, help in the galley, and assist the crew with all phases of vessel operation including raising the anchor, hoisting sails, sail handling, and steering the boat. Team-building techniques will promote the students’ ability to work cooperatively with their peers.

Call Emily Shaw 231-271-3077, ext 104 or email for more information or to submit your application.


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