Michigan Tech and Keweenaw National Historical Park Bring Together History and Science Tonight
Students from Michigan Tech have partnered with the Keweenaw National Historical Park to put a new tech twist on local history.
The students created an interpretive display on mine water geothermal energy. Together, the display and Youth Historian program offer young people in the Keweenaw a chance to learn more about their heritage.
History is important to Copper Country communities—sharing that history with youth even more so. As the site of the nation's first large mining boom, the Keweenaw Peninsula preserves and interprets a unique chapter of the US story.
During 2016, to commemorate the National Park Service's Centennial, Michigan Tech and Keweenaw National Historical Park collaborated on a display that both celebrates history and looks to new science.
There will be a Student Open House from 5 to 6:30 p.m. today, June 3, at the park's Calumet Visitor Center.
Students from the Youth Historian program will give a short presentation and Michigan Tech students will talk about the mine water geothermal display. The event will conclude with a reception and tours of the Visitor Center.
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