Place-Based Stewardship Education meets Environmental-STEM Opportunity

Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017
Time:  9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Lunch Provided)
Location: Alpena, MI – hosted at the Alpena Aplex (Alpena Events Complex, 701 Woodward Avenue, Alpena, MI  49707), in the Huron Conference Room. Our network is growing, and the Aplex will offer us the additional space we desire for more face-to-face networking!

Program Expectations/Objectives: 

  • Learn about the Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative Regional Network (NEMIGLSI) through educational updates, information and resources in support of your stewardship education efforts
  • Gain place-based stewardship education insights and ideas from a panel of education and community partners
  • Network, share, and trade lessons learned with participating NE MIGLSI partners – a chance to connect with educators and community partners from around our region
  • Share new resources developed across our statewide GLSI network supporting place-based stewardship education practices; and launch of a new environmental-STEM challenge grant celebrating our network’s recent UL Innovative Education Award from the North American Assoc. for Environmental Education.
  • Contribute in planning the future direction for our regional NEMIGLSI network – your opportunity to provide input and guidance about how the GLSI can better support place-based stewardship education inquiries in northeast Michigan!

Registration Information:

Please share with those who may want to participate and benefit from the day, and we hope you will plan to join yourself!

  • CLICK HERE to register online at the NEMIGLSI website ( – registration under “Professional Development” tab). Please register no later than Friday, February 10th.
  • No cost to participate and lunch is provided. We only request you please pre-register, as this helps us plan for meals and educational materials provided.
  • School participation stipends. Participating schools will be reimbursed ($100 stipend for each educator participating) to help cover substitute teacher costs.

Questions or need additional information? Contact Meaghan Gass ( or Brandon Schroeder (schroe45@msu.edu989-354-9885).

In great 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.