Bringing Great Lakes Science Alive through Place-Based Education

Your school, your community organization, and YOU are invited to participate in the annual, youth-education-focused Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative (NE MI GLSI) Regional Network meeting 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17 in Alpena, Michigan. A focus this year is Great Lakes stewardship through citizen science! This is your opportunity to provide input and guidance on how GLSI can better support place-based education programming in northeast Michigan!

Program Expectations/Objectives: 

  • Learn about the NE MI GLSI network. Will include educational updates, information and resources in support of your stewardship education programs and efforts.
  • Network, share and trade lessons learned with participating partners; connect with educators and community partners from the region.
  • Contribute to the future direction of your regional stewardship initiative.

Registration Information:

We hope you will join us — and please share with those who may be interested in participating. The event is free!

  • RSVP by Feb. 12th. Please contact Brandon Schroeder at or (989) 354-9885.
  • Worth repeating: No cost to participate and lunch is provided. We only request that you register, as this helps us plan for meals and educational materials.
  • School participation stipends: Participating schools will be reimbursed ($100 stipend per educator participating) to help cover costs of substitute teachers.

In good tradition, we anticipate a wonderful day of networking and sharing information, resources and new ideas among schools, educators and community partners engaged in youth development and environmental stewardship across northeast Michigan.

Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center
500 West Fletcher Street
Alpena, MI 49707
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