Lake research project planned
SUTTONS BAY — Inland Seas Education Association is recruiting high school-aged boys who will become scientists and crew for two days on board the schooner Inland Seas as they conduct research projects related to the ecology of Lake Michigan.
To accomplish the objectives, students will learn to perform water chemistry analyses; determine the thermal structure of the lake; collect fish, plankton, and benthos; and analyze lake sediment. Students will also record weather observations several times a day for the National Weather Service. Students will enter their data on the shipboard computer for analysis, and prepare and present a short research report. Research results will be posted on ISEA’s website.
Students will also experience shipboard life and the demands of sailing a traditionally-rigged vessel.
The trip will begin in Petoskey and end in Suttons Bay. Those interested should contact Inland Seas Education Association at 271-3077.
Inland Seas Education Association is a non-profit organization based in Suttons Bay, dedicated to science education on the Great Lakes.
Slay the Bay challenge Sunday
TRAVERSE CITY — The Slay the Bay open water swim challenge will be held Sunday at Bryant Park Beach.
There will be one-mile and two-mile events.
The events, a fundraiser for the TC Breakers swim team, start at noon.
Those 12 and older are welcome to participate.
Follette ambassador for bridge run
TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City’s Cheryl Follette will serve as a fitness ambassador in the 10th annual Mackinac Bridge Labor Day run.
Some 500 runners will take part in the non-competitive event. Follette, who turns 60 in September, was chosen because of her dedication to health. Participants were selected to take part in the run through an online lottery.
Mud in Your Eye race Sept. 14
TRAVERSE CITY — The Here’s Mud in Your Eye 5K race will be held Saturday, Sept. 14 at Timber Ridge Resort.