Center for Science and Environmental Outreach
The Center for Science and Environmental Outreach (CSEO) has operated for almost two decades, reaching out to stakeholders locally, statewide, and across the upper Great Lakes region. K–12 students and teachers and the community comprise the center’s constituency. “Bringing people to the water and water to the people” is the center’s watchword. The CSEO office is housed in the GLRC, just down the hall from the first-floor main entrance.
Activities and events organized by the CSEO focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects and include:
- after-school science classes,
- summer science camps,
- teacher institutes,
- communicating science courses,
- the Lake Superior Celebration,
- the Biennial Lake Superior Youth Symposium, and
- the annual Lake Superior Water Festival.
The CSEO is associated with the Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education.
The inaugural Lake Superior Water Festival took place at the GLRC in October 2012. This annual festival gives students in grades four through eight the opportunity to learn about and celebrate one of our most precious natural resources: clean, fresh water. Presentations on Great Lakes-related topics are given, ranging from science and engineering to social studies and the arts. Festival activities are provided by Michigan Tech scientists and students, musicians, artists, historians, and other community members involved in the Great Lakes.