HOUGHTON — General Motors is sponsoring educational boat trips on Lake Superior this summer for Michigan school students in grades 4-12.

The guided explorations of Lake Superior and its tributaries will be on Michigan Technological University’s research vessel, the Agassiz.

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They will be conducted by faculty from Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center.

The program is called “Ride the Waves with GM.”

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Four explorations are scheduled. Each will be offered three or four times. They include:
• Aquatic food web and GLRC laboratory investigation, grades 4-6.
• Mine waste remediation tour and Torch Lake restoration, grades 7-8.
• Investigation with remotely operated vehicle (ROV), grades 9-10.
• Lake Superior’s Ring of Fire, grades 11-12.

All “Ride the Waves with GM” programs are free, but advance registration is required.

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For more information or to make reservations, students, teachers or parents should contact Joan Chadde at jchadde@mtu.edu or (906) 487-3341.