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“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” — John Muir, author and environmental philosopher “And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air” — Fireworks cap off Alpena’s Fourth of July celebration with “oohs and aahs” from the crowd sitting at Starlite Beach more...
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 by Meag Schwartz
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2019 by Adam Ziani
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ALPENA — Two new AmeriCorps members are settling into their positions at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, where they will continue to connect with the community through educational outreach. Education Specialist Kellie Wasikowski and Education Coordinator Adam Ziani will work at the sanctuary building until November, when their service ends. Both more...
Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by Adam Ziani
 
NEMIGLSI Network Coordinator Meag Schwartz and Huron Pines AmeriCorps member Adam Ziani shared about their work with NEMIGLSI with Elijah Baker at WBKB. They discussed some current place based stewardship education projects and ways to get more involved. Want to know more about NEMIGLSI? Check it out!
Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by Meag Schwartz
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(Photo courtesy/Darby Hinkley) Winners of the Fourth Annual Student Film Competition at the Thunder Bay International Film Festival were announced Saturday after the finalists’ films were shown at Alpena Community College. Pictured, from left to right, are first place winner Akia Rutherford from Rogers City High School, and second place winners more...
Posted on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by Adam Ziani
 
Rogers City student, Akia Rutherford wins Thunder Bay International Film Festival Student Competition POSTED BY: STAR CONNOR JANUARY 28, 2019 Alpena, Mich— The extreme cold didn’t keep residents from enjoying this weekend’s Thunder Bay International Film Festival. Over 100 people gathered at Alpena Community College to enjoy films from all over the world including the student more...
Posted on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by Adam Ziani
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Huron Pines AmeriCorps member to share his passion for the outdoors in Northeast Michigan Adam Ziani plans to apply his Environmental Science and Society degree during service with the Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative network. January 30, 2019 - Author: Brandon Schroeder, Michigan Sea Grant, Michigan State University Extension; Tracy D’Augustino, MSU Extension; and Adam more...
Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2019 by Adam Ziani
 
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(Photo courtesy/Brandon Schroeder) Why math? Math is the language of science and an essential part of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). However, it can often be confusing and frustrating for youth. Engaging youth in planning and designing a raised pollinator garden can be one way to help youth gain comfort with math. Why more...
Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by Meag Schwartz
 
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(Photo courtesy/Brandon Schroeder) Congratulations to NEMIGLSI teacher Brook Begres on her induction to the Innovative Educator Corps (IEC). Brook, a 4th grade teacher at Au Gres-Sims Elementary, was one of 7 teachers from throughout the state that were recognized for their innovative educational programs by the Michigan Department of Education. The NEMIGLSI more...
Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by Meag Schwartz
 
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(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
 
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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
 
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  (Photo courtesy/WBKB)    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
 
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 (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
 
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(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
 
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(Photo courtesy/Brandon Schroeder) Tawas Middle School students help to manage invasive Phragmites in their community – learning and having some fun along the way. Tawas Middle School students help to manage invasive Phragmites by measuring the density of Phragmites in a targeted area in their community.A stand of invasive Phragmites plants towered more...
Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by Meag Schwartz
 

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