Redefining the Classroom

Unique, two-week oceanography course coming up in May, July

Posted: April 23rd, 2014

CALL OF THE MAC – Lake Superior State University's Summer at Sea 2012 expedition passes under the Mackinac Bridge on the schooner Inland Seas. LSSU is offering a similar course this spring just after graduation. NSI116 Oceanography is a two-week course with classroom work front-loaded during May followed by lab work on the Great Lakes in July. The first week, May 5-9, is an intensive-immersion lecture session held conveniently before summer courses start May 12 and the start of summer employment for most students. The lab portion of the course is almost two months later, July 21-25, aboard the schooner Inland Seas as it sails the Straits of Mackinac between Cheboygan and Suttons Bay, Mich. Over four nights, half of the students will bunk on the boat while the other half camps ashore, alternating each night. Cost for the course is tuition plus $180, which covers meals and berth on the boat, and four credits in two weeks. For more information, contact Prof. Derek Wright, or 635-2628. (LSSU/Dena Bliss)

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CONTACTS: John Shibley, e-mail, 906-635-2314; Tom Pink, e-mail, 635-2315; Prof. Derek Wright, e-mail, 635-2628.