K-12 Education Resources

This page provides information about the educational resources and programs that can be used for K-12 classrooms and that students can experience at the Center for Freshwater Research and Education.

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Virtual Resources

Great Lakes Education and Outreach Specialist, Beth Christiansen is giving the Lake Sturgeon in the Classroom program to a group of kindergarteners from Grand Traverse Academy in Traverse City, Michigan.

“Road Show” Programs

What is a “Road Show” Program?

  • These programs are taken from our home base in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan directly to your classroom.  Our Great Lakes Education and Outreach Specialist will visit your students of all ages in person (or virtually?) to teach one of the programs listed below.
  • Our programs highlight NGSS (science standards) designed to fit your curriculum.

Road Show Programs Available

  • Lake Sturgeon: The Ultimate Survivor
  • Aquatic Invasive Species
  • Watershed Awareness

Great Lakes Education and Outreach Specialist, Beth Christiansen is giving the Lake Sturgeon in the Classroom program to a group of kindergarteners from Grand Traverse Academy in Traverse City, Michigan.

Informal Education Programs

These are programs taught to various groups outside of a traditional classroom setting. They are designed to be casual and educational, but can be modified for in-class use.

Programs:

  • Girl Scouts Wonders of Water
  • Career Day Opportunities
    • Fisheries biologist, wildlife biologist, interpretive naturalist, environmental chemist
  • Various tree, aquatic insect, fish, and wildlife identification activities for field trips

A local Girl Scout troop is looking at a zooplankton sample using a Micro-Eye during their Wonders of Water challenge.

Contact Us!

To schedule a classroom visit or for more information about our educational programs contact:

To tour the CFRE Hatchery: Call 1 (906) 635-1949

To tour LSSU’s campus: Contact admissions