CLAYTON, N.Y. (AP) – Fifteen teachers from five states are spending
the week on Lake Ontario as part of a research program.
The teachers, from elementary to high school, are aboard the Lake
Guardian, a research vessel operated by the U.S. Environmental
The educators from Illinois, Minnesota, New York, Ohio and
Pennsylvania will spend all week on the non-polluting ship that
rotates through the Great Lakes on a five-year cycle. The program is
part of a New York Sea Grant “teach-the-teachers” project.
They’ll work with scientists from the EPA, the Great Lakes Research
Consortium, State University of New York’s College of Environmental
Science and Forestry, and Clarkson University. Tasks include
collecting water and sediment samples.
Part of the goal is for teachers to develop classroom courses and