Upper Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative - Base Funding Proposal

Grant: # 1753

Grant Amount: $72,500.00

Board Decision Year: 2017

Superior Watershed Partnership (Marquette)

Debiak, Abbie (abbie@superiorwatersheds.org) 906-228-6095 x11

2017 Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative Base Funding of Regional Hubs - Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative

Project Summary

The grantee offered professional development for educators and supported place-base stewardship projects for K-12 students in Alger, Delta, Marquette, and Schoolcraft Counties. Using GLFT funding, the Superior Watershed Partnership directly supported 51 hours of professional development for 32 educators and provided project support for 750 students. Upper GLSI staff hosted a variety of PD activities throughout the grant, including four days of introduction to place-based education allowing educators to voice their needs or suggestions for future professional development opportunities. Examples of other place-based education opportunities supported throughout the grant include Northern Michigan University’s Fall professional development session in partnership with the Michigan State University Extension Office and a virtual day of professional development which included a grant writing workshop and online discussion focused on culture in the classroom. Student projects supported include planting trees to improve the nearshore water quality of Lake Superior, releasing Salmon into the Dead River, and growing herbs in a hydroponic setting.

Documents

Final Report
View - UpperGLSI_GLFT_2017-2018Final_30Dec18.pdf