Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program

The Brimley Area Schools-LSSU CTE Natural Resources and Conservation program prepares local high school students for a career in natural resources. This program can be taken for one or two years, and students can earn up to seven college credits in the process.

Students will gain hands-on field experiences through the many partnerships fostered with local entities in the Eastern Upper Peninsula including national, state, tribal, and private natural resources organizations.

High School Juniors and Seniors – talk with your guidance counselor about how to register for this one-of-a-kind experience!

Kirsten Hindy, CTE

Mrs. Kirsten Hindy is the CTE Instructor and Outreach and Education Specialist at the Center for Freshwater Research and Education.

Contact Kirsten Today

(906) 635-2687

CTE Highlights

CTE removing buckthorn with CISMA

CTE students Sydney Hopper and Ella McKerchie recently presented at Michigan Science Teachers Association (MSTA) about their work with LSSU’s MiWaterNet sensors.
CTE students had the opportunity to learn about Taxidermy!

CTE students visited Ashmun Creek to collect water samples to check for salt levels

Field Labs

  • Tagging and fin clipping Lake Trout at the Pendills Creek National Fish Hatchery
  • Harvesting and fertilizing Lake Trout Eggs at the Sullivan Creek National Fish Hatchery
  • Netting and spawning Atlantic Salmon at the CFRE Fish Hatchery
  • Sampling European Frogbit at Munuscong Bay
  • Water quality and macroinvertebrate collection at Page DU Ponds
  • Tree and shrub collection and identification
  • Soil sampling

On-Campus Labs

  • Lake stratification modeling
  • Fish dissection and identification
  • E. coli water sample testing
  • Soil analysis
  • DIY trail cam mount building

Hands-on Interactions with LSSU Faculty on Lab Projects

Guest Speakers from State, National, Tribal, and Private Natural Resources Organizations

A Word from Previous Students….

Torin Miller

Would you recommend this class to other students?

“Yes, I would because it is an all-around fun class, but I have also learned a great deal of information from it in a way that I can remember it.”

Mason Harris

How might this class influence your career choice?

“Choosing this as a career allows you to meet people who have the same passions and desires, while making a difference for everyone around you to see.”

Gary LaPine

What’s your favorite thing about this class?

“The amount of activities we get to do outdoors in the field.”

Andrew Kandler

What’s the best thing you have done in class so far?

“Being able to clip fins and tag Lake Trout at the Pendills Creek Fish Hatchery.”