Fostering Great Lakes literacy
Shari L. Dann, Michigan State University
The Great Lakes are our most notable and treasured natural resource, providing social, economic, and environmental benefits to Michigan and the surrounding region. While most residents have an appreciation for the lakes, public understanding of how they “work” on a scientific and environmental level is often lacking. There is an opportunity to strengthen the role that Great Lakes-related content plays in the state’s K-12 systems. Based on that research and stakeholder input, the team will subsequently make recommendations for enhancing K-12 education in Michigan.
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