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Wednesday, August 6 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
W29: Exploring Great Lakes Issues

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Explore and learn about Great Lakes Issues on a 2.5 hr cruise onboard the research Vessel, W.G. Jackson. Workshop participants will learn about important environmental issues concerning, water quality, harmful algal blooms, invasive species, and pollution from industrial, urban, and agricultural sources. The program will emphasize the interrelationships between physical and natural sciences and how interdisciplinary approaches are necessary to solve complex environmental problems. During the cruise, participant will collect and analyze water and sediment samples from Muskegon Lake and Lake Michigan. The chemistry of water pollution explored in context with its interaction with biologic, geologic, and atmospheric systems. Participants will be provided with many examples can that utilized in the classroom setting to link chemistry education to environmental issues that to a sustainable earth. A tour of the Annis Water Resources Institute will follow the cruise. Transportation to the site is included in the fee.


Richard Rediske

Grand Valley State University

Wednesday August 6, 2014 2:00pm - 5:00pm EDT