Category Archive: Outreach

Creating an understanding of sustainability issues, practices, opportunities, and principles through community engagement and outreach efforts

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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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 16

Back to the Lab: ViFF Season 2, Ep 4

In this shortened week, the interns did some lab work. The team was split up and took on individual projects in CMN’s Mac Lab. Evelynn and Amy compiled a list of 50 identified plants from the 360 locations and their uses. Matthew listened back to the audio of last week’s interview and transcribed what everyone …

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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 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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Jun 27

Into the Storm: Visualizing Forest Futures Week 2

Hello, and welcome back to ViFF Blogs. This week, the interns finalized what they would be focusing on for the project: wind damage. They will be looking at how the 2007 tornado affected the Menominee forest by comparing disturbed and non-disturbed areas. With that, the interns finally listened to their parents and spent some time …

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Jun 26

Sharing the Wisdom: SLC Meets With Cultural Elder

On Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 the Sustainability Leadership Cohort had the privilege of meeting with the Cohort’s Cultural Elder/Advisor Dolly Potts.  Dolly Potts brought her wisdom of the Seven Grandfather Teachings to the SLC students. The Seven Grandfather teachings that Dolly shared with the students were:  Wisdom (Nepuakan) – To cherish knowledge is to know …

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