Continuing Archaeological Research on the Alpena-Amberley Ridge

Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center 500 West Fletcher Street, Alpena, MI, United States

Presented by Dr. John O’Shea The discovery of ancient caribou hunting structures preserved beneath Lake Huron has transformed our understanding of the early human occupation of the Great Lakes. Since the initial discovery of the Alpena-Amberley Ridge, research has focused on broadening our understanding of these early hunters and the environment in which they lived. Join Dr. John O’Shea, the [...]

Lecture Series: Stress to the System

Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center 500 West Fletcher Street, Alpena, MI, United States

Stress to the System: Exploring of Harmful Algal Blooms and Freshwater Acidification in the Great Lakes Dr. Reagan Errera working with field samples. Photo courtesy of Dr. Reagan Errera. The Laurentian Great Lakes support an economy exceeding $82 billion in wages annually and supply drinking water to more than 40 million people. This valuable natural […]

Lecture Series: The Ship That Time Forgot

Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center 500 West Fletcher Street, Alpena, MI, United States

The Ship That Time Forgot: The Sinking of the Henry Steinbrenner In May 1953, the freighter Henry Steinbrenner sank in a storm on Lake Superior, claiming the lives of 17 sailors. However, with exception of the initial newspaper headlines announcing the ship’s sinking, history has largely overlooked the ship’s tragic story.  Join local historian Jeff [...]

Underwater Robot Academy: Ages 10-13 years

Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center 500 West Fletcher Street, Alpena, MI, United States

Registration is limited and students are expected to attend all (3) days of the program. Ages: 10-13 years Dates: June 20th - 22nd Time: 9:00AM - 12:00PM Description: This three-day academy welcomes kids ages 10-13 who want to roll up their sleeves and learn about marine technology through designing and building an underwater ROV (remotely [...]

Lecture Series: Deploying Robots and Artificial Intelligence

Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center 500 West Fletcher Street, Alpena, MI, United States

Deploying Robots and Artificial Intelligence to Search for Shipwreck Sites in Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Join Dr. Katie Skinner of the University of Michigan’s Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Robotics Institute as she explores new technology and innovative methods to advance autonomous capabilities of marine robotic systems for search and survey of [...]

The Wonderful Watershed: Ages 8-11 years

Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center 500 West Fletcher Street, Alpena, MI, United States

Registration is limited and students are expected to attend all (3) days of the program. Dates: June 26th - 28th Time: 9:00AM - 12:00PM Description: This three-day summer program explores the wonders of the Great Lakes Basin and its many watersheds. What is a watershed? From glacial retreat to local rivers and streams, students will [...]

Thunder Bay Maritime Festival of Sail

Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center 500 West Fletcher Street, Alpena, MI, United States

Join us for fun-filled family activities at the Thunder Bay Maritime Festival of Sail on July 21-23 at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center in Alpena, Michigan! Free admission. Enjoy tall ships, science vessels, live music by Song of the Lakes, Scholastic News and LaCompagnie, kids' activities, food trucks, maritime and historical demonstrations, helicopter rides, [...]

Lecture Series: Monitoring Freshwater Acidification in the Sanctuary

Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center 500 West Fletcher Street, Alpena, MI, United States

Join Northern Michigan University undergraduate student and Michigan Sea Grant Environmental Intern, Madalyn Saddler, as she takes a deep dive into Great Lakes freshwater acidification, discussing what freshwater acidification is, its relevance to the Great Lakes ecosystem, and its implications. Madalyn will expand upon her role as a research intern working on the ongoing freshwater [...]

Outside and Unplugged:  Ages 14-17 years

Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center 500 West Fletcher Street, Alpena, MI, United States

Registration is limited and students are expected to attend all (4) days of the program. Dates: August 1st - 4th Time: 8:00AM - 3:00PM Description: This four-day summer program introduces high school students to the numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation and education within the region of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and encourages them [...]

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