Mysteries of the Great Lakes

by  Challenger Learning Center (Rochester, New York)

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Want to try something extreme? Take a dive into the Mysteries of the Great Lakes. Invasive species, indigenous species, mud puppies, sun dogs, roll clouds and shipwreck alley are only some of the mysteries your students will learn during this adventure. Mysteries will engage and captivate learners of all ages and leave them wanting more!!! Supported by videos, pictures, and a fully interactive dialogue, your students will choose their own areas of exploration as they unlock The Mysteries of the Great Lakes.

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About This Program


Multipoint: $315.00
Multipoint Premium: $315.00
Point to Point: $315.00
Point to Point Premium: $315.00
By Request: $315.00
By Request Premium: $315.00

If you are a public school district in the state of NY you must submit a cross contract for these services to your local BOCES.

Please contact Peter E. Robson if you have questions regarding content, program items or general questions not answered within our listing. All other questions, please call 585-383-2290.


60 minutes or more depending on desired content

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent YMCA/YWCA

Minimum participants:

No minimum

Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

International, Community Interests, Health/Physical Education, Career Education, Mathematics, Sciences, Technology/Information Science, Problem Solving Technology Education

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

Booking Information

Direct connections to the laboratory are scheduled upon request. The "live" underwater conferences take several weeks to coordinate and must be scheduled well in advance of actual desired date.

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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 72 hours notice.

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Challenger Learning Center (Rochester, New York)

Rochester, NY
United States

The Challenger Learning Center of Rochester, New York is a state-of-the-art learning facility. Our number one goal here at Challenger Learning Center is to inspire student interest in science and math. By questioning, measuring, hypothesizing, inferring, classifying, and interpreting, students apply the skills they’ve practiced in the classroom in an authentic assessment setting.

Amy Vallone

Program Details


This program is an interactive conversation style conference. Information is presented, discussed and follow-up questions by students are encouraged. Lab activities are completed during the conference and application to real-world experiences are made.


Improve student achievement in the fields of mathematics, science, technology, social studies, and English language arts.

Stimulate interest in mathematics, science, and technology and motivate students to pursue careers in these fields.

Encourage parental involvement in mathematics, science, and technology education.

Identify environmental and historical issues surrounding Lake Ontario.

Create an authentic learning environment where students are engaged in environmental themes using communication, technology, teamwork, critical thinking, and problem solving.

Encourage participation in math, science, and technology from women and minority students, as well as students from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds.

Create a partnership among 7th and 8th grade teachers, higher education, private industry, government agencies and scientists to develop experiences that are relevant to, and capture the interests of, students in 7th and 8th grades.

Provide teachers with professional development opportunities and resources, emphasizing the knowledge and skills necessary to help all students learn from their experience with the BUBL Project.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Students understand the ethical, cultural, and societal issues related to technology.
Students practice responsible use of technology systems, information, and software.
Students develop positive attitudes toward technology uses that support lifelong learning, collaboration, personal pursuits, and productivity.

Students use telecommunications to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, experts, and other audiences.
Students use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences.

Students use technology to locate, evaluate,and collect information from a variety of sources.
Students use technology tools to process data and report results.
Students evaluate and select new information resources and technological innovations based on the appropriateness for specific tasks.

Students use technology resources for solving problems and making informed decisions.
Students employ technology in the development of strategies for solving problems in the real world.



NPH.K-12.1 Movement Forms
NPH.K-12.2 Movement Concepts
NPH.K-12.3 Physical Activity
NPH.K-12.4 Physical Fitness
NPH.K-12.5 Responsible Behavior
NPH.K-12.6 Respect for Others
NPH.K-12.7 Understanding Challenge


NPH-H.5-8.4 Health Influences
NPH-H.5-8.5 Using Communication Skills to Promote Health
NPH-H.5-8.6 Setting Goals for Good Health
NPH-H.5-8.7 Health Advocacy
GRADES 9 - 12


NS.K-4.1 Science as Inquiry
NS.K-4.2 Physical Science
NS.K-4.3 Life Science
NS.K-4.4 Earth and Space Science
NS.K-4.5 Science and Technology
NS.K-4.6 Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
NS.K-4.7 History and Nature of Science
GRADES 5 - 8

NS.5-8.1 Science as Inquiry
NS.5-8.2 Physical Science
NS.5-8.3 Life Science
NS.5-8.4 Earth and Space Science
NS.5-8.5 Science and Technology
NS.5-8.6 Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
NS.5-8.7 History and Nature of Science
GRADES 9 - 12

NS.9-12.1 Science as Inquiry
NS.9-12.2 Physical Science
NS.9-12.3 Life Science
NS.9-12.4 Earth and Space Science
NS.9-12.5 Science and Technology
NS.9-12.6 Science in Personal and Social

State Standards

New York State Mathematics, Science, and Technology Learning Standards.

Standard 1: Analysis, Inquiry, and Design Students will use mathematical analysis, scientific inquiry, and engineering design, as appropriate, to pose questions, seek answers, and develop solutions.

Standard 2: Information Systems Students will access, generate, process, and transfer information using appropriate technologies.

Standard 3: Mathematics Students will understand mathematics and become mathematically confident by communicating and reasoning mathematically, by applying mathematics in real-world settings, and by solving problems through the integrated study of number systems, geometry, algebra, data analysis, probability, and trigonometry.

Standard 4: Science Students will understand and apply scientific concepts, principles, and theories pertaining to the physical setting and living environment and recognize the historical development of ideas in science.

Standard 5: Technology Students will apply technological knowledge and skills to design, construct, use and evaluate products and systems to satisfy human and environmental needs.

Standard 6: Interconnectedness: Common Themes Students will understand the relationships and common themes that connect mathematics, science, and technology and apply the themes to these and other areas of learning.

Standard 7: Interdisciplinary Problem Solving Students will apply the knowledge and thinking skills of mathematics, science, and technology to address real-life problems and make informed decisions.