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

 

 

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The following are the Place-Based Education projects currently supported by the Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative.

The Thunder Bay International Film Festival 1st Annual Student Film Competition The 2016 theme of the competition was #WaterIs, which aligned with the 2015 UN Water World Water Day's message. The Student Film Competition was designed to give students the opportunity to explain what important resources, like water, mean to them while more...

Thunder Bay International Film Festival 2nd Annual Student Film Competition The 2017 theme of the competition was #BiodiversityIs. The theme asked students to explain what Biodiversity means to them, how they perceive it, how it’s a part of their daily lives and so on.   All films were viewed by a panel of more...

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4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp: Heather Rawlings, Brandon Schroeder

Community Partners: Michigan Sea Grant, MSU Extension, 4-H Youth Development Program

It was not the first time youth participating in the statewide 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp (GLNR) had discovered aquatic invasive species newly introduced to the local waters of Lake Esau, a small 275 acre inland lake in Presque Isle County located less than 500 yards from Albany Bay, more...

 
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4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp: Heather Rawlings, Brandon Schroeder

Community Partners: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Michigan Sea Grant, MSU Extension, 4-H Youth Development Program

  What do you get when you bring 70 Michigan youth together to learn about the Great Lakes and natural resource science topics such as fisheries, woods and wildlife, wetlands and watersheds? You get students who learn about Michigan’s natural resources through amazing hands-on experiences at 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources more...

 
Students pose next to one of their newly installed signs at Negwegon State Park
Students pose next to one of their newly installed signs at Negwegon State Park

Alcona FFA Chapter & Alcona Agriscience Program: Erich Carlson, Brian Matchett, Helen-Ann Prince, Anne Walter

Community Partners: Friends of Negwegon State Park, Huron Pines AmeriCorps, Michigan DNR - Parks and Recreation, Michigan Sea Grant, Sprinkler Lake Education Center, USDA Forest Service, MSU Extension, 4-H Youth Development Program, Alcona Community Schools

  Environmental science students from Alcona High School have been exploring many aspects of Negwegon State Park: shoreline, forest, and wetland habitats, wildlife interactions and archeological artifacts. They have been working together with resource professionals to learn about theses things, and will  create interpretive displays. They will be displayed at the park more...

 
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Bingham Arts Academy: Jessica Lang, Anne Negro

Community Partners: Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

As part of the NOAA B-WET grant for education of Thunder Bay River Watershed, Bingham students are joining many other students around the region in monitoring the health of the river. The students walk from their school building each spring and fall to Island Mill Park, and island on the Thunder more...

 
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Bingham Arts Academy: Jessica Lang, Anne Negro

Community Partners: Specification Stone Products, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Huron Pines AmeriCorps, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Bingham youth are exploring natural resources and environmental stewardship through the theme of community gardens and building a schoolyard natural area that serves as an outdoor classroom theme. Bingham students are working with school educators and community partners in creating a schoolyard rain garden with the goal of helping reduce water pollution in more...

 
Students place large woody debris structures to restore this river.
Students place large woody debris structures to restore this river.

Gaylord High School: Melissa Porta, Eric Poynter

Community Partners: Huron Pines, Michigan DNR - Parks and Recreation, Otsego Conservation District, Otsego Lake Association, Trout Unlimited

Students participating in this course will travel throughout Otsego County to learn about limnology. They will collect water quality data, perform macro-invertebrate population census surveys, as well as learning about a number of other Limnology-related topics. For example, in this photo students are building large woody debris structures as a river more...

 
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Inland Lakes Elementary and High School: Rebecca Heckman

Community Partners: Otsego Conservation District, MSU Extension, 4-H Youth Development Program, Trout Unlimited, Inland Lakes Elementary School, Inland Lakes High School

5th-6th grade students at Inland Lakes Elementary have learned about some native plant species for Michigan.  They then designed a flower garden to plant at a local habitat for humanity home.  They will be involved in the planting of this garden at a home in Northern Michigan.  In addition, 7th graders more...

 
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Inland Lakes Elementary and High School: Rebecca Heckman

Elementary students have identified a need at the school nature trail, for it to be a certified habitat for animals.  They have 3 main projects they want to focus on; creating a pond, making a butterfly garden with native species, and informational signs.

 
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Community Partners: Alpena River Center, Alpena Small Boat Harbor, Michigan DNR - Fisheries Division, Michigan DNR - Parks and Recreation, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alliance for the Great Lakes, Friends of Negwegon State Park, Friends of Rockport/ Besser Natural Area, Friends of Thompson's Harbor State Park, Huron Pines, Huron Pines AmeriCorps, Michigan Sea Grant, MSU Extension, 4-H Youth Development Program, Presque Isle County Drain Commissioner, Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council

Through NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, the Great Lakes B-WET program offers competitive grants to support existing environmental education programs that focus on the K-12 audience, fosters the growth of new watershed education programs, and encourages the development of partnerships among environmental education programs across the Great Lakes watershed. Projects more...

 
Student displays their poster.
Student displays their poster.

Sprinkler Lake Education Center: Susan Barwick, Tracy D'Augustino, Mike Stoll

Community Partners: Friends of Sprinkler Lake, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, USDA Forest Service

Students from Sanborn Elementary and Alcona Elementary are learning about environmental issues from experts while visiting Sprinkler Lake Education Center. The students then used their new knowledge to create posters explaining the environmental issues and how we can help protect, preserve, and conserve our natural resources. The posters will be displayed more...

 
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Wilson Elementary School: Jean Kowalski

Building up from their existing native plants butterfly garden, Wilson Elementary has constructed an outdoor classroom pavillion where students learn subjects outdoors. Students in the school were involved in the planning and construction of the structure, making the project their own. Once installed, the students will continue to expand with additional more...

 
 
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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