How do we enrich our education programs and initiatives? We partner with local schools, not-for-profits, and other organizations to make our programs dynamic and community-based. Contact Katie Keller, Education Technician at (906) 482-2175 or email@example.com to learn about these featured programs.
Keweenaw Heritage Sites
The twenty-one Keweenaw Heritage Sites are operated independently of Keweenaw National Historical Park. They contain significant cultural and/or natural resources and make a unique contribution to the copper mining story. Embodying stories of hardship, ingenuity, struggle and success, each site allows you to explore the role mining played in people’s lives here and afar.
Transportation reimbursements are available from the Keweenaw National Historical Park Advisory Commission for field trips to any of the Keweenaw Heritage Sites.
This partnership program between Keweenaw National Historical Park and Calumet-Laurium-Keweenaw Elementary School is held twice a month at the Calumet Visitor Center in downtown Calumet throughout the school year. The purpose of the program is to provide third graders with a fun place to learn about the National Park Service and explore local history while doing hands-on activities, games, and projects. Afternoons are spent in many ways. Students learn about their neighborhoods by reading historic maps, dance to historic music, talk to senior citizens about what life was like in the past, and many more fun activities.
Project GRACE (GIS/T Resources and Applications for Career Education) prepares youth in economically disadvantaged communities for the prospect of careers in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics through Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The GRACE program is a broad partnership to provide technical mentoring and workplace opportunities for the students participating in real-world problem solving using GIS applications.
Student interns worked in cooperation with Michigan Technological University and Keweenaw National Historical Park to create interactive storymaps. At Michigan Technological University, interns developed the Keweenaw Time Traveler project, doing historical mapping of the built environment throughout the Copper Country. At Keweenaw National Historical Park, interns developed interactive web pages called storymaps about park programs and projects. Work completed by the interns exhibits intellectual depth and creativity as they strive to improve the communities in which they call home.