Category Archive: Education

Sharing our knowledge, to create an informed community through workshops, facilitated discussions, presentations, and various community events

Aug 06

SLC Family Night!

by Marissa Vele On August 1st the Sustainability Leadership Cohort (SLC) got to show off all of their hard work from this summer at a community STEM Family Night. The event was well attended from the community. Guests were introduced to the SLC program and were fed delicious food before they had the opportunity to …

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Aug 01

It’s Always Sunny in State College: ViFF Season 2, Vlog 6

This week, the ViFF interns try to remember their first week at Penn State. They can’t tell what day they happened to meet up with Amy and Casey, if they went to the Dreamery, or where Jacob took them on their tour of the campus. Watch this week’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia inspired vlog …

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Jul 25

Field Trips, Interviews and Shipping Out: ViFF Season 2, B/Vlog 5

This week, the interns went off to Menominee, Michigan, with the Sustainable Leadership Cohort to visit some important locations to the Menominee people, including the site where Aquila resources is trying to build the Back 40 Mine. The team also interviewed Jeff Grignon at Noseum Lake about the 2007 tornado, making that their second and …

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Jul 18

SLC Week in Review: Bridge-Building and Water Teachings

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 By Deidre Caldwell Today the SLC students had fun with our Stem Collaborator Jennifer Morris.  We went over to the CMN Campus Commons where the students were able to explore different STEM activities.  The Stem activities were:   1. Engineering Connection – The Students were given cards with different kinds of …

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Jul 17

Planting the Seed: SDI Phenology Team Shares Their Knowledge

By Kayla Cleveland Upon starting the Phenology Internship, it was really hard to tell a group of people what phenology is and the important role it plays within the Menominee Nation.  The computer research that I had done to mentally prepare myself for Earth Day at the College of Menominee Nation was not enough and …

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Jul 17

Bonus!: ViFF Vlog 4.1

As a bonus treat, the ViFF crew has an extra posting for this week.  

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Jul 15

Where It All Began: SLC trip to Marinette

  Posoh! On July 8th, the SLC students had the opportunity to travel up to the mouth of the bay where the Menominee People originally started in Marinette, Wisconsin for the No Back 40 Mine project. We stopped at seven known locations of garden beds, caches (storage of food for winter), burial mounds, dug up …

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Jul 10

SLC Update: Dishbags and VR

July 1, 2019 by Tonia Haack Today in SLC the students were introduced to Native American dish bags, Dolly Potts explained to the student the background of the dish bags, and the students then got to make their own dish bags. Some of the students never even used a sewing machine before and got to …

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Jul 03

Adam’s Corn(er) Episode 2: Soil Testing

This week, Adam and colleague Brandon head out into the garden to get soil readings.

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Jul 02

SLC Week 3: Galactic Escape, Cultural Conversations and Time in the Lab

Teamwork and Galactic Escape! by Marissa Vele On Wednesday, June 26th the SLC students had a fun eventful day.  The day started with some awesome ice breaker warm ups outside. The students had fun while building their leadership and teamwork skills.  Then the students met with Jennifer Morris for some interesting activities connecting the STEM …

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