Aquatic Ecology: Field Study at Gratiot Lake 2017
Students - grades 9 - 11
July 23 - July 29
Spend a week living in a rustic log cabin at Gratiot Lake in the heart of the Keweenaw Peninsula. Live the life of an ecologist as you collect and analyze aquatic invertebrates, compare water chemistry data, and learn how much fun hands-on ecology can be. You'll learn tracking and casting techniques, explore the ecology of Gratiot Lake and Lake Superior, discover how to identify invertebrates, and more.
What to bring: You will need a sleeping bag, clothes and shoes that can get wet and muddy, swimsuit, rain gear, a pair of comfortable boots, water bottle, old tennis shoes or aqua socks, shorts, long pants, long-sleeved shirt, warm jacket or sweater, wool socks, hat, day pack, insect repellent, and sunscreen. Items encouraged but not required: chest waders, camera. A more complete packing list will be sent to you with your Welcome Packet. Students will have an opportunity to rent outdoor gear from the Outdoor Adventure Program (oap.mtu.edu) at ½ the student rate!
Special Note: Be prepared to work outdoors in all kinds of weather and to have loads of fun as you learn about freshwater ecosystems!
If you are a student from the Keweenaw Peninsula, you may be eligible to apply for the Sandretto Scholarship.