Moosewatch Expeditions & Moosewatch for Educators

MOOSEWATCH FOR EDUCATORS

Moosewatch for Educators is a unique field experience in support of the ecological study of wolves and moose at Isle Royale National Park. You will learn research methods, backcountry navigation, and backpacking/wilderness living skills. The course will integrate aspects of earth science, botany, general ecology, and the use of literature in teaching science. Find more information about Moosewatch for Educators and how to apply here.

Contact Ken Vrana at kjvrana@mtu.edu or 906-487-3673 for further details.

 

DATES FOR 2018 MOOSEWATCH EXPEDITIONS

Team 1: May 5 – 13

Access via Voyageur II, from Grand Portage, MN to Windigo, returning to Grand Portage, MN from Windigo.

Team 2: May 16 – 24

Access via Voyageur II, from Grand Portage, MN to Windigo, returning to Grand Portage, MN from Windigo.

Team 3: May 28 – June 4

Access via Isle Royale Queen, from Copper Harbor, MI to Rock Harbor, return to Copper Harbor, MI, from Rock Harbor.

Team 4: August 3 – 11

Access via Ranger III, from Houghton, MI to Mott Island, returning to Houghton, MI from Mott Island.

Cost

The cost of the expedition is a $450 tax-deductible donation.
The cost includes all the food you need while on Isle Royale, but does not include the cost of getting to Isle Royale.

Sign Up for An Expedition

The application to sign up for an expedition is available here. You will also need this health form.

Complete these forms and send them to:
Ken Vrana
Re: Moosewatch Expedition
MTU - SFRES
1400 Townsend Dr.
Houghton, MI 49931

EXPEDITIONS FILL UP FAST, SO SIGN UP SOON!

Getting to Isle Royale

The Expedition begins when you arrive to Isle Royale. How you arrive to Isle Royale depends on the Expedition for which you sign up (see above). It is your responsibility to make your own boat reservations.

For information about getting to Isle Royale

via the Voyageur, click here.
via the Queen, click here.
via the Ranger III, click here.

For the details necessary for making your own reservation are available here.

For Expeditions departing from Grand Portage, MN, the closest airports are Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, and Duluth, MN.

For Expeditions departing from Houghton, MI, or Copper Harbor, MI, the closest airport is the Houghton County Airport (CMX).