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Detroit Teachers Participate in Global Change Institute

Twelve middle and high school teachers spent a week at Michigan Technological University recently in a five-day Global Change Teacher Institute. They studied the effects of global change on ecosystems, including the impact of climate change on forests, such as elevated carbon dioxide and ozone levels, nitrogen saturation, acid rain and invasive species. Participating from Detroit Public Schools were Diana Koss and Zakiya Jackson from Ralph J. Brunche Preparatory Academy. “This was an amazing experience!” Koss said. “I am still in awe that I participated in something this wonderful!” The institute included field trips to Little Mountain in Baraga County, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, the US Forest Service Research Station in Houghton and a Michigan Gradient Study site near