Center for Great Lakes Literacy Virtual Workshop for 6-12th grade Formal and Non-Formal Educators

Sandy path towards Lake Michigan at sunset

Date and Time:

Saturday, July 17, 2021, 8:45am

Registration Deadline:

Monday, July 12, 2021, 12:00pm

Integrate State-of-the-Lake research with your 6-12 grade learners by registering for the Virtual Center for Great Lakes Literacy (CGLL) Educator Workshop! 

With recent years of extreme variability in regional precipitation, there is lots to be experienced and learned about Lake Michigan water levels, waves, and shoreline erosion. 

Dr. Cary Troy of Purdue University will teach you about lake level gauges, historic variability, and help you to use online tools and datasets to make comparisons with ocean tides and sea level gauges.  Then you’ll learn about wave anatomy and measurement, historical storms, and activities you can do at the park shoreline or even on your smartphone to teach learners about waves.  Using Google Earth imagery, you’ll next explore Lake Michigan shoreline erosion and accretion activity as well as learn about current Lidar and sonar technologies used to map beaches. 

Education Specialist, Christie Gerlach of the Indiana Dunes National Park & the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education, and Teacher Ranger Daisy Lee, a Michigan City middle school educator, will highlight place-based learning at the park and educational programming available to you and your learners.  Wendy Smith with the Great Lakes Research and Education Center will feature research in the park and opportunities for you and your learners to become involved in citizen science research.

Plus, the Center for Great Lakes Literacy and IL-IN Sea Grant will focus on the Great Lakes Literacy Principles that apply to these topics and the additional educational and financial resources available to you as a Great Lakes educator.