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By Elijah Baker and Larissa Liska Elijah Baker and Larissa Liska take a trip to Alpena’s Duck Park (Island Park) with NEMIGLSI Network Coordinator, Meag Schwartz, to check out the environment and learn about all the animal life that lives there. Check out the EXCITING video here
Posted on Monday, November 19, 2018 by Meag Schwartz
(Photo courtesy/Kaitlyn Ryan) November 17, 2019 by Kaitlyn Ryan ALPENA –The increasing production and discarding of plastic is taking a toll on the environment, causing a worldwide problem that desperately needs to be addressed –including along the shores of the Great Lakes. From product materials to packaging, plastic has infiltrated so many aspects of daily more...
Posted on Monday, November 19, 2018 by Meag Schwartz
   November 1, 2018    By Elijah Baker     Network Coordinator Meag Schwartz and Huron Pines AmeriCorps member Hannah Hazewinkel chatted with Elijah about NEMIGLSI, rusty crayfish and the Giving Tuesday campaign on WBKB Early Morning.      See the video here! 
Posted on Friday, November 2, 2018 by Hannah Hazewinkel
(Photo courtesy/Michael Beiermeister)     October 13, 2018 By Michael Beiermeister     Alpena — 5th graders from Ella White Elementary spent the afternoon collecting rusty crayfish, zebra mussels, and plastics from the Thunder Bay River near 4 Mile Dam.     Three sections of the fifth grade class rotated through each station, first collecting and analyzing the rusty more...
Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2018 by Hannah Hazewinkel
 (Photo courtesy/Michael Beiermeister)     October 10, 2018 By Michael Beiermeister    Alpena — Fifth-graders from Ella White Elementary had a busy afternoon over at Arthur E. Sytek Park in Alpena on Tuesday morning.    The children adopted the park to help make enhancements and learn about the nature that inhabits this ecosystem. Students wrote in nature journals about more...
Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2018 by Hannah Hazewinkel
(Photo courtesy/Kaitlin Ryan)       September 22nd, 2018      By Kaitlin Ryan    ALPENA — Local students will be working on science and environmental programs in upcoming weeks through the Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program, with the help of educational community partners.     The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) started the B-WET program more...
Posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 by Hannah Hazewinkel
   Story by Michael Beiermeister    See the story and video here    Alpena — Fifth grade students from Besser Elementary had a busy afternoon learning about the environment and taking action. The students threw on waders and helped pull the invasive species European frogbit from the Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary at Duck Park Island. Teachers participate in the more...
Posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 by Hannah Hazewinkel
March 30th, 2018     BY JORDAN SPENCE    ALPENA — The second and third grade students from Lincoln and All Saints schools took a field trip to Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary to learn about good stewardship. “This is a combined effort. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary more...
Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2018 by Hannah Hazewinkel
Photo by Jordan Spence
August 3rd, 2018  BY JORDAN SPENCE     ALPENA — At a recent Visualizing Climate Change workshop, it wasn’t the time for kids to think small. The participants were encouraged to think of big answers to address climate change. The program is one offered through the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and they partnered with the more...
Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2018 by Hannah Hazewinkel
June 5th, 2018   BY JORDAN SPENCE     ALPENA — Lincoln Elementary third-graders combed the shores of the Thunder Bay River on Rotary Island Mill Monday in search of marine debris. The students picked up pieces of trash and recorded the types they found. “We start the year where I tied my science and writing together more...
Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2018 by Hannah Hazewinkel
MSU’s Fisheries and Wildlife Department is offering several online courses this summer that will be of broad interest.  None of these courses has pre-requisites.  In addition to being open to all MSU students, anyone with a high school diploma can enroll through MSU’s Lifelong Education program. Whether you’re contemplating earning a degree in more...
Posted on Monday, April 16, 2018 by Hannah Hazewinkel
By Jordan Spence, The Alpena News ALPENA — After his win at the Thunder Bay International Film Festival Student Competition Jack MacDonald strives to pursue more in filmmaking. He is a senior at Alpena High School. “It’s for sure what I want to do for my career,” he said. MacDonald, 16, took both first prize more...
Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 by Meaghan Gass
UL and the North American Association for Environmental Education developed the UL Innovative Education Awards (ULIEA) in 2015 to honor programs in the United States and Canada that are leading the way in project-based learning, community citizenship and using the environment as a platform to STEM learning (E-STEM). In 2016, awards more...
Posted on Friday, December 15, 2017 by Meaghan Gass
First- and fifth-grade students remove invasive species from Great Lakes watershed, clean up along the Thunder Bay River -- and captured it all on film. Posted on December 6, 2017 by Brandon Schroeder, Michigan State University Extension, Michigan Sea Grant; and Olivia Rose, Huron Pines AmeriCorps member serving the Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative   More more...
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017 by Meaghan Gass
The Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative (NEMIGLSI) network is a regional partnership of education and community partners collaborating to protect our Great Lakes and natural resources of northeast Michigan through hands-on, place-based learning, and our NEMIGLSI network is hiring an Education Coordinator to serve with the Huron Pines AmeriCorps program in 2018. Click more...
Posted on Friday, September 8, 2017 by Meaghan Gass

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