Redefining the Classroom

Michigan Legislature staffers tour LSSU Aquatic Research Lab

Posted: June 27th, 2014

FROM LAB TO LAKES – For the second year, Lake Superior State University President Tony McLain invited Michigan
Legislature staffers to Sault Ste. Marie so they could find out more about LSSU’s Aquatic Research Laboratory and
the Atlantic salmon it produces. Following a day of fishing on June 25, the group was invited to tour the lab to see the
process for bringing Atlantic salmon to the St. Mary’s River and upper Great Lakes. In this photo, LSSU fisheries and
wildlife management student Nate Sleight, of Beaverton, Mich., discusses lab hatchery operations with Eric Ventimiglia,
who works with Rep. Andrea LaFontaine, R-Richmond, and Mark Ashley, who works with Sen. Jim Marleau, R-Lake Orion.
The group, which included Ryan Burtka, also of Sen. Marleau's office, also heard about LSSU's plans to expand its
aquatic lab. Find out more about LSSU's Aquatic Research Laboratory and Atlantic salmon at LSSU ARL.(LSSU/Tom Pink)