This list is currently in the process of being update. We apologize if we have not recognized a community partner.
The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary: provides research support, personnel to help teachers in the field collect data, collaboration on professional development workshops for partnering teachers and teacher recruitment. TBNMS has supported us with research divers to collect samples and to place research equipment and sampling sites. TBNMS has helped our project in countless ways seemingly every day of the week, all year.
Sprinkler Lake Educational Center: Sprinkler Lake has cooperated with us as an onsite training location to provide authentic training for new teachers and students along with curriculum alignment.
Northeast Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative: NEGLSI has provide us with founding support through competitive grants along with acting as our network hub connecting us with professional scientist and assistance with teacher training and onsite support with classroom research projects.
Ossineke Building Supplies: ROV part support and technical support in the build and maintain of our research robots. They have donated many hours of help and thousands of dollars in parts donations.
The Alpena Fisheries Research Station: (Jim Johnson) has collaborated with us in the development of many classroom research projects both classrooms based and multi-teacher projects.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Office: (Anjie Bowen) has committed to supporting the Thunder Bay River Water Shed Project with technical support in the classroom, research equipment, and in data collection support in the field. Anjie also worked with our students to develop an invasive species monitoring program that we use to document zebra mussel populations.
Michigan Sea Grant: (Brandon Schroeder) Brandon has spent countless hours working with partnering teachers in the field and classroom with research and data collection. Brandon has help us develop project support, financial support, and education curriculum connections.
NOAA: donated research vessel time and research assistance to help us complete our research on Lake Huron. They will also provide volunteers and paid personnel to help teachers working in the field to gather data.
UW-Milwaukee Great Lakes Water Institute: has committed to helping our project develop better testing protocols and supplied us with water sampling material so that we can send them the water samples to do more in-depth analysis of water. This water analysis helped us create a more detailed picture of what is happening in the river and the ecology surrounding the shipwrecks.
Huron Pine: provides us with AmeriCorps volunteers to support teacher in the classroom and in the field conducting research.
Michigan State University Extension: helps us with curriculum support, professional development, and project evaluation.
Alpena Montmorency Alcona Educational Service District: provides our project with teacher support and professional development coordination and implementation.