Michigan’s Environmental Education Certification (EEC) Picking Up Steam

March 14, 2017

Salmon in the Classroom program.Last year, the Michigan Alliance for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) established its pilot cohort of candidates for Michigan’s first EE certification process. As interest grows and more candidates are entered into the program, the EEC continues to align itself to be customer friendly. While much of the EEC process is done by an individual at their own pace, one mandatory component is offered several times a year in a workshop format. This component, known as Strand One, will be offered as a Pre-conference workshop at MSTA on March 23 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm.

To register for this workshop, go to Michigan Science Teachers Association and click on Pre-Conference Workshops. For more information about the EE certification Program, go to MAEOERead the rest

Calendar – Entertainment – Free Comedy Show with Chloe Hilliard at NMU – Mar. 17

March 14, 2017

Marquette – Journalist-turned-comedian Chloe Hilliard will present a free comedy show on Friday, March 17 from 8 to 9 p.m. in room 1100 of Jamrich Hall at Northern Michigan University.

Hilliard was raised in a large Hasidic Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. She is known to reference her unique life experiences when performing.

For her expertise on hip-hop culture, Hilliard has appeared on CNN Headline News, ABC News, Our World with Black Enterprise and C-Span. She made her national television debut on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and has since appeared on AXSTV’s Gotham Comedy Live, Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show, Tru TV’s Almost Genius and MTV’s Acting Out.

To learn more about Hilliard, visit www.chloehilliard.com. … Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Story and Craft Hour – Mar. 17

March 14, 2017

Marquette – Story and Craft Hour for ages 4 through 8 will be held on Friday, March 17 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

Enjoy stories, songs, and crafts. The event is free. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – Tech Help at Peter White Public Library – Mar. 17

March 14, 2017

Marquette – Tech Help Drop-in will be offered on Friday, March 17 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Shiras Room of the Peter White Public Library.

NMU Information Technology students will be available to assist with laptops, tablets, e-readers, phone, email, software and other digital troubleshooting. No appointments are necessary and there is no charge.… Read the rest

Calendar – Community – Gun and Knife Show in Rapid River – Mar. 17-18

March 14, 2017

Rapid River – A Gun and Knife Show will be held on Friday, March 17 from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday, March 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Rapid River American Legion Post 301, 10584 North Main Street in Rapid River.

Buy, sell or trade. For more information, call Jerry Rowe at 906-420-0827.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – NCLL Tour of NMU Olympic Training Site Registration Deadline – Mar. 17

March 14, 2017

Marquette – The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer a tour of the Northern Michigan University Olympic Training Site on Wednesday, March 22 from 10 a.m. to noon, beginning in room 101B of the Superior Dome.

Attendees will observe activities and communicate with staff members and athletes. If time permits, information will be presented on the experiences athletes had during the 2016 Rio Olympics, updates on the new NMU athletic teams and information about Title IX. A question-and-answer session will take place at the end of the program.

Operations Manager Michael Kaurala will present the tour. The cost is $3 for NCLL members and $8 for non-members. Contact Jim Matteson at 228-4165 for more information. Register by Thursday, March 17 by calling 227-2979.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Warriors Cat Party – Mar. 17

March 14, 2017

Marquette – A Warriors Cat Party will be held on Friday, March 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Students in grades 4 and up are invited to celebrate Erin Hunter’s “Warriors” book series. People from all clans will enjoy games, crafts, and refreshments from the “prey table.”

For more information, call 226-4321 or 226-4323, or visit www.pwpl.info.… Read the rest