On YouTube, On Air: Teachers Learn Aboard the Lake Guardian
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The U.S. EPA Great Lakes National Program Office Research Vessel Lake Guardian. Credit: Michael Milligan

Oswego, NY, July 12, 2023 - Local media outlets including TV and radio stations, filed many stories while the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's R/V Lake Guardian sailed from Rochester on July 6th to various ports around Lake Ontario, including Oswego, before returning back to Rochester today.

The interest garnered was associated with a week-long Shipboard Science Workshop that only makes its way to Lake Ontario every five years. During the other summer seasons, it rotates ?around the other Great Lakes.

During their journey, participating teachers — 7 from NY, as well as 8 others total from Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin — formed a network of like-minded colleagues while building relationships with the Great Lakes research community, which include investigators from the U.S. EPA's Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO), the Great Lakes Research Consortium, The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and Cornell University.?

Through hands-on experience, the educators are expanding their “treasure box” of lessons, learning new teaching strategies, and gaining confidence in teaching about the Great Lakes.?

In addition to developing their research skills, the educators onboard have been deepening their knowledge of the Great Lakes before they bring what they learned back to their classrooms this fall. ?

For more on the 2023 Shipboard Science Workshop, including insights from the educators onboard, see NYSG's pre-workshop press release, "Educators to Learn from Scientists and NY Sea Grant Aboard Ship on Lake Ontario".

Below is a playlist of some of the TV and radio coverage ... and for more media stories, search for #LakeGuardian in NYSG's search feature for stories filed before, during, and after the 2023 workshop.

More Info: New York Sea Grant

New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York (SUNY), is one of 34 university-based programs under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Sea Grant College Program.

Since 1971, NYSG has represented a statewide network of integrated research, education and extension services promoting coastal community economic vitality, environmental sustainability and citizen awareness and understanding about the State’s marine and Great Lakes resources.

Through NYSG’s efforts, the combined talents of university scientists and extension specialists help develop and transfer science-based information to many coastal user groups—businesses and industries, federal, state and local government decision-makers and agency managers, educators, the media and the interested public.

The program maintains Great Lakes offices at Cornell University, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Oswego and the Wayne County Cooperative Extension office in Newark. In the State's marine waters, NYSG has offices at Stony Brook University and with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County on Long Island, Brooklyn College and Cornell Cooperative Extension in NYC and Kingston in the Hudson Valley.

For updates on Sea Grant activities: www.nyseagrant.org has RSS, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube links. NYSG offers a free e-list sign up via www.nyseagrant.org/nycoastlines for its flagship publication, NY Coastlines/Currents, which is published quarterly.

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