Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary seeks to increase public awareness and involvement with sanctuary resources through building public knowledge of Great Lakes maritime history, Great Lakes literacy and ocean literacy. Many of those efforts are concentrated at the sanctuary’s visitor center and Michigan History Center System site: the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center.

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School Programs

Opportunities for students including field trips, classroom cruises, virtual resources, and competitions for filmmaking and robotics.

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Public Programs

Opportunities for learners of all ages, including lectures, workshops, and events.

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Teacher Resources

Opportunities including professional development, curriculum, and virtual classroom resources.