What's the value in your investment with the NEMIGLSI network?

Donate Here

    

dsc_0009.jpg
Alcona Community High School students learn about soils from Jack Guy.

 

 

The Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative could not be as successful as it is without the dedicated support from all of our partners, including schools, government agencies, non profits, and businesses. They are the people that make these projects happen! Click the link below to see a list of all the partners involved in NEMI GLSI.

 

Explore Your Watershed!

 

Home > Projects in Action

Students help experts track an endangered dragonfly

img_6161.jpg

Hunting for the Hines's emerald dragonfly with Great Lakes scientists offers an equally rare learning opportunity for Rogers City students.

img_6189.jpg

Posted on October 13, 2015 by Brandon Schroeder, Michigan State University Extension, Michigan Sea Grant; and Tracy D’Augustino, Michigan State University Extension


adult_hed_cuthrell_photo_credit_copy.jpg

A field trip this fall to Thompson’s Harbor State Park was an incredible hands-on science experience for 46 seventh-graders from Rogers City Middle School looking to learn about the many threatened and endangered species that inhabit this coastal park. This also was an amazing career experience, where students worked alongside scientists in search of the federally endangered Hine’s emerald dragonfly.

img_6444.jpg

   

On this day, students were literally getting their feet wet with Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) scientists learning about biology and life cycles of Hine’s emerald dragonfly, habitats and wetland ecology, and Lake Huron biodiversity conservation. This part of a new citizen science effort led by Michigan Natural Features Inventory (MNFI) aimed at engaging local volunteers in the effort to map and protect critical high quality habitats of the dragonfly at Negwegon and Thompson’s Harbor State Parks (along the Lake Huron coastline in northeast Michigan).

  

Attention to the dragonfly offers an opportunity to promote Lake Huron biodiversity conservation — the conservation of a variety of species and their habitats. Thompson’s Harbor State Park, managed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, presents the perfect outdoor learning experience. It offers accessible trails that thread through more than five thousand acres and seven and a half miles of diverse coastal Lake Huron habitats. For the school, it offers an opportunity to blend science with language arts when students undertake a science writing project later this year designed to promote awareness and conservation of these rare species found locally...

  

To read more about this Center for Great Lakes Literacy supported student stewardship project online, click here!

Created on Thursday, November 5, 2015
 
Contact GLSI Northeast Michigan
Donate to the GLSI Northeast Michigan Endowment

Northeast Michigan GLSI network programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, or veteran status.

AMA-Iosco Math Science Center Americorps U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Great Lakes Fishery Trust Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative Community Foundation Northeast Michigan Huron Pines Cheboygan-Otsego-Presque Isle ESD Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona ESD Michigan Department of Natural Resources Northeast Michigan Council of Governments Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary 4-H MSU Extension Michigan Sea Grant NOAA