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 […]

Lecture Series: Exploring Shipwrecks of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

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

Chris Roxburgh, a renowned underwater photographer and author, has gained widespread recognition for his exceptional work capturing shipwrecks in the Great Lakes region. His remarkable photography and environmental efforts have been featured on local and national news platforms multiple times. He is the author of the highly acclaimed hardcover nonfiction book “Leelanau Underwater,” which has […]

Lecture Series: Vampires of the Great Lakes

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

Did you know that vampires are swimming in the Great Lakes? Well, vampires of the fish variety! Beginning ~150 years ago, the Great Lakes were invaded by sea lampreys – parasitic fish native to the Atlantic Ocean. Sea lampreys drink the blood of Great Lakes fish, each killing up to 40lbs. Join us as Great […]

FREE Video Making Workshop

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

How cool would it be to incorporate a FILM FESTIVAL entry into your curriculum? We've got the perfect set up to help you do that....and how cool is this year's theme for the Student Film Festival 'LIFE IN THE GREAT LAKES.' Your students could do so much! This is part of the larger Thunder Bay […]

ROV Open House

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

Are you a teacher looking for an engaging and fun project that can be used for both competitions and community learning? Are you a parent whose child won’t stop tinkering and wants to mix electronics with large bodies of water? Do you want to be a mentor with the Sanctuary’s ROV education and outreach program? […]

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