Research workshops available for teachers

The Great Lakes Aquarium and Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center will host the six-part workshop series “Real Stories in Research: The Lake Superior Edition” for K-12 teachers this school year.

Each free two-hour session includes a 45-minute presentation by a local scientist about the Lake Superior watershed, lesson plans and activities related to scientific presentations, access to free teaching kits that can be checked out from Great Lakes Aquarium, and two CEUs.

The first session is Oct. 15 at GLA, when E.J. Isaac, a biologist with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa will discuss the nuances of the Lake Superior food web.

The workshops are free, but registration is required. Register online or contact Samantha Smingler at or (218) 740-2027.

To access the Real Stories in Research schedule and the program’s flier, and to view lesson plans from previous Science Institute for Educators presentations go to the Web address above.