Center for Science and Environmental Outreach
Science and Environmental Education


Community programs at the GEM Center for Science and Environmental Outreach focus on helping communities, organizations, and individuals make informed decisions that either directly benefit or minimize negative impacts on health and environmental quality. The following are examples of the Center’s outreach efforts:

Lake Superior Basin Environmental/Socioeconomic Sustainability Indicators Project

  • Final report to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Developing Sustainability Committee, Lake Superior Work Group, Lake Superior Binational Program (Nov. 2000)
  • Tables, figures, and maps
  • Sustainability indicator data sources and contacts

Development of SOLEC Land Use and Societal Indicators for the Great Lakes Basin

Planning Maps and Resources
for Houghton and Keweenaw Counties

  • "Shaping Our Future" survey
  • Watersheds and wells maps
  • Public drinking water consumer confidence reports
  • Presettlement land cover maps
  • Land use/cover maps, 1978 
  • Keweenaw County zoning, 1975
Recycling and Composting Information 
  • Recycling in the Keweenaw 
  • Waste Management (Peninsula Sanitation) recycling guidelines
  • Rechargeable household battery recycling
  • Worm composting
Reprints of Wellspring newsletter articles

Environmental Consultant Directory: A Guide to Selecting an Environmental Consultant in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Why You Should Care About Watersheds 

Groundwater Myths

GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Assistance



Center for Science and Environmental Outreach
Joan Chadde,
K-12 Education & Outreach Program Coordinator

Center for Science & Environmental Education
Michigan Technological University
115 Great Lakes Research Center
1400 Townsend Dr., Houghton, MI 49931-1295
Tel: (906) 487-3341 Fax: (906) 487-1029

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January 8, 2015

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