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Thunder Bay Maritime Festival Events Cancelled

May 5, 2020 CONTACT: Katie Wolf T: 989-277-3543 E: kwolf@thunderbayfriends.org Thunder Bay Maritime Festival Events Cancelled for July 3rd and 4th Due to Community Health Concerns ALPENA, MICH. – After carefully assessing the Centers for Disease Control’s current projections for the COVID-19 pandemic, and the lingering health risks of hosting a large festival intended to [...]

By |2020-05-05T11:57:25-04:00May 5th, 2020|Event, Maritime Festival|Comments Off on Thunder Bay Maritime Festival Events Cancelled

Screenings at the Sanctuary: Great Lakes Now program to have ongoing showings at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

by Great Lakes Now Visitors to the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center will be able to view new episodes of Great Lakes Now under a new partnership between the Detroit Public Television initiative and the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Starting in February, the Sanctuary Visitor’s Center will begin free showings of each half-hour show. [...]

By |2020-02-11T11:27:19-05:00February 3rd, 2020|Film Festival|Comments Off on Screenings at the Sanctuary: Great Lakes Now program to have ongoing showings at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

5th Annual Student Film Competition at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

The annual Thunder Bay International Film Festival Student Film Competition (TBIFF) challenged students in grades 8-12 to create a five-minute or less film on the theme: #GreatLakesAre. Out of 30+ entries, 13 films were selected to receive the festival’s Official Selection Laurels. They were screened together in a free public session at the festival on [...]

By |2020-02-17T09:53:50-05:00January 30th, 2020|Event, Film Festival|Comments Off on 5th Annual Student Film Competition at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Thunder Bay International Film Festival Kicks off Sanctuary’s 20th Anniversary

ALPENA, MICH --The Thunder Bay International Film Festival kicks off the 20th anniversary year celebrating the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary’s (TBNMS) federal designation. TBNMS was officially designated in 2000 as the first freshwater marine sanctuary of the 14 nationally designated underwater parks. While more than 1,000 students from communities along the sanctuary’s shoreline are [...]

By |2020-02-17T09:54:14-05:00January 20th, 2020|Event|Comments Off on Thunder Bay International Film Festival Kicks off Sanctuary’s 20th Anniversary

Glass Artists Donate Art to Raise Support

Glass Artists Donate Art to Raise Support for Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Alpena, Mich. -- When 45th Parallel Glass Works and Gallery owners Peggy and Augie Matuzak heard the Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary (TBNMS), a local non-profit, was trying to raise matching funds for a grant to the City [...]

By |2020-02-17T09:54:07-05:00November 21st, 2019|Donation|Comments Off on Glass Artists Donate Art to Raise Support

2019 MATE ROV Competition: The Results Are In!

First Place Ranger Class Underwater Research Robots (UR2) Alpena High School, Alpena, MI First Place Navigator Class RC ROV Rogers City Schools, Rogers City, MI First Place Scout Class Educational Robotics Association St. Francis School, Petoskey, MI Today in Alpena, 12 student teams competed in the MATE Great Lakes Regional [...]

By |2019-05-13T14:49:39-04:00May 13th, 2019|MATE ROV Competition|Comments Off on 2019 MATE ROV Competition: The Results Are In!

2019 MATE ROV Great Lakes Regional Competition

MEDIA ADVISORY MATE ROV Great Lakes Regional Competition helps students learn importance and application of underwater technology May 10, 2019 — MATE Great Lakes Regional ROV Competition is challenging local students to create an underwater robot to ensure public safety, help uphold healthy waterways and preserve historical artifacts. The students’ robots will be on display [...]

By |2020-02-17T09:54:17-05:00May 11th, 2019|Education, MATE ROV Competition|Comments Off on 2019 MATE ROV Great Lakes Regional Competition

Tribute to U.S. Senator Hollings

Remembering a NOAA Champion for Protecting Coastal and Ocean Special Places Senator Ernest “Fritz” Hollings Played Lead Role in Establishing NOAA as Federal Agency As a recent recipient of the Ernest F. Hollings Ocean Awareness Award to expand public outreach in marine and Great Lakes sanctuaries, the Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary would [...]

By |2020-02-17T09:54:22-05:00April 11th, 2019|Awarded Grants, Education, Management|Comments Off on Tribute to U.S. Senator Hollings

Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary to Offer Paid Internships in Partnership with Greening Youth Foundation and Office of Coast Survey

ALPENA, MICH—The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary (TBNMS) is one of only two national marine sanctuaries selected to partner with the Greening Youth Foundation and NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey to offer a paid internship to an undergraduate, recent graduate or masters student. “We are so excited to have this opportunity,” said Sarah Waters, Education [...]

By |2019-02-15T18:55:57-05:00February 15th, 2019|Education, Internship|Comments Off on Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary to Offer Paid Internships in Partnership with Greening Youth Foundation and Office of Coast Survey

Winners Announced for the 4th Annual Student Film Competition at the Thunder Bay International Film Festival

Film Festival Lead Sponsor and Chemical Bank branch manager Laura Werda and assistant manager Jodi Sucharski present the 1st Place Student Film Award to Akia Rutherford from Rogers City High School for her film: "Exploration is Essential" Students from Alpena, Hillman, Onaway, Rogers City, and Stockbridge High Schools receiving awards for their films [...]

By |2019-02-07T20:30:58-05:00January 31st, 2019|Film Festival|Comments Off on Winners Announced for the 4th Annual Student Film Competition at the Thunder Bay International Film Festival
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