All you students at lazy-river universities can’t beat this: Winona State University is getting a floating classroom next spring.
The Dr. Calvin R. Fremling Floating Interpretive Center and Classroom is a boat that will seat 49 and offer classes and events focused on biology, science and the environment.
WSU had a houseboat that also served a classroom up until 2008, when the Coast Guard closed it down for not being up to code.
Read the Winona Daily News story here.
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Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.