Ice Caves No Longer Safe
The ice formations in Leelanau Township, north of the park, are no longer safe to visit. High winds have fractured the ice, moving it to the west. Huge cracks have formed in the cave arches, making them very unsafe and open water is now visible.
Workshop for Educators 2006
Contact: Lisa Myers, 231-326-5134
The National Park Service (NPS) Great Lakes Research and EducationCenter is partnering with the Alliance for the Great Lakes (AGL) and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore to present a free workshop in Empire on Saturday, August 12, 2006, for teachers of grades K-12 and educators in parks, nature centers and museums. The workshop will provide a look at the Great Lakes through current research in national parks of the region and with hands-on activities to use in the classroom.
“Wouldn’t your students and you love to learn how to use a Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) to explore beneath Lake Michigan and inland lakes?” asked Lisa Myers, Chief of Interpretation and Visitor Services at the National Lakeshore. This exciting workshop will utilize hands-on activities, research, and citizen science projects to enable learners of any age to develop an appreciation and understanding of life in the Great Lakes ecosystem. Myers continued, “Educators will experience activities and gain information that will empower their students with the desire, knowledge, and skills to make informed choices and take actions that will positively influence the Great Lakes.”
All participants will receive the newly published Great Lakes in My World curriculum guide, a 480-page book with almost 100 hands-on activities that meet state learning standards and benchmarks for Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin. In addition, educators will leave with a set of 60 illustrated and informative Great Lakes Creature Cards and a compact disc with supplemental materials.The workshop starts at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. To sign up or for more information, please contact Lisa Myers at 231-326-5134 ext. 300 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Class size is limited, so enroll soon! Download a pdf file of the announcement and registration form.
Did You Know?
The Great Lakes were the highway of the past. It was the main way that cargo and passengers moved through this area until roads were established. A variety of boats used on the Great Lakes are on display at the Cannery in Glen Haven within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. More...