The Noblet Field Station was home to a six high school students, their teacher Bradley Wells, and camp counselor Becca Riffe during the Aquatic Ecology at Gratiot Lake Exploration in late July. Students investigated the ecology of Gratiot Lake, the Little Gratiot River, and Sucker Creek. A highlight was studying crayfish and minnows which they live-trapped and released. They were luck to enjoy a clear, sunny week in a very rainy summer. Most of the students said that they plan to go on to college studies in science. Michigan Tech and GLC have collaborated on Aquatic Ecology at Gratiot Lake since 2003. In addition to providing the Noblet Field Station to the group, GLC pays the instructor salary and awards a scholarship.
This year, Minali Bhatt, a high school junior who attends Farmington Hills Michigan International Academy, received the Jack and Rita Sandretto Scholarship to attend this program.