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Water Resources Field Trip to Lake Michigan



IUPUI CEES and the DJ Angus-Scientech Education Foundation co-led three day trips for central Indiana students and teachers in June 14 -16, 2011-2013 to Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan to participate in water resource research with the Annis Water Resources Institute on Lake Michigan. This trip has been provided to central Indiana students and teachers for over 30 years and 2013 was its final year. All  expenses were covered by the DJ Angus-Scientech Educational Foundation as part of their mission to support central Indiana students in the sciences. 

Students and teachers from the following central Indiana schools were awarded invitations to attend the 2013 trip: 

Center Grove Middle School Central
Clay Middle School
H.L. Harshman Middle School
Oaklandon Elementary
Riverside Intermediate
Saratoga Learning Community
St. Joan of Arc Catholic School
Washington Irving School #14

This unique opportunity was a great way for a science club or group of students interested in environmental science research to experience field work first hand. Teachers have the opportunity to receive Professional Growth Plan Points for license renewal.


  •  The application period for the 2013 trip is now closed; the trip is no longer offered

Program targeted student teams and teachers within the nine county Central Indiana region (Boone, Hamilton, Madison, Hendricks, Marion, Hancock, Morgan, Johnson, and Shelby)


Sample itinerary from 2013

Saturday, June 8

  • 10 AM - 12 noon visit to Eagle Creek Park
  • Participate in Exploratory Local Nature Hike with Eagle Creek Volunteer Naturalists
  • Receive Field Trip Orientation
  • Meet IUPUI CEES Staff and D J Angus-Scientech Education Foundation Members


Friday, June 14

  • Board Motor Coach to Leave Indianapolis around 9 AM
  • Lunch on the Road
  • Arrive at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) around 3 PM
  • Check in at University Dorm
         -   Lodging Provided at Dorm on Friday and Saturday Night
  • Meet Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI)  Interns
  • Tour GVSU Campus
  • Dinner in Campus Cafeteria
  • AWRI Water Resources Talk and Orientation


Saturday, June 15

  • Breakfast at Dorm
  • Travel to AWRI Located on Lake Michigan
  • Board the Jackson Research Vessel
           -   Conduct Water Research Work (Lake Michigan, Muskegon Lake)
  • Lunch and Tour at AWRI
  • Hiking and Swimming at Hoffmaster State Park
  • Picnic Dinner at Spring Lake
  • Grand Haven Visit - Walk the Pier, Ice Cream, Watch Lighted Fountain
  • Return to Dorm


Sunday, June 16

  • Breakfast at Dorm
  • Check Out, Board Motor Coach for Trip Home
  • Lunch on the Road
  • Stop at Fulton County Museum for Tour
  • Arrive in Indianapolis around 5 PM





Contact Education Staff
Center for Earth and Environmental Science
723 West Michigan Street, SL 118
Indianapolis, IN 46202