Registration for the 2019 Great Lakes Education Program is open

The Great Lakes Education Program begins its 29th year of place-based education focusing on the Great Lakes.

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Register for the Great Lakes Education Program at: http://www.miseagrant.umich.edu/great-lakes-education-program/registration/

The Great Lakes Education Program (GLEP) begins its 29th year of classroom and vessel-based education in May!  If you are a teacher in southeast Michigan, but are not one of the more than 3,400 teachers who have joined us on the water, what are you waiting for?

GLEP education provides you and your students with an award-winning learning opportunity that includes classroom, vessel-based and shore side education. Your students are the future stewards of our incredible Great Lakes, and this is an effective and memorable way to engage them in both learning about our lakes and developing a personal sense of stewardship. We share a common ownership of and stewardship responsibility for the lakes, yet so little is taught about them.

Won’t you join us this year and help make the Great Lakes something your students know about and can be proud of?

You may have talked with other teachers who have participated, and if so you’ll probably want to join us because you heard that it does an excellent job of helping them meet Michigan’s Grade Level Content Expectations, Michigan K-12 Science Standards, and the regional Great Lakes Literacy principles.  Not to mention that 95% of their students felt more knowledgeable about Great Lakes science after participating.  And if you value programs developed by teachers for teachers, you don’t want to miss becoming one of our GLEP teachers!

Whatever the reasons, more than 118,000 students and adults have joined us in learning more about the Great Lakes since 1991.  Designed as a collaborative effort of Michigan State University Extension, Michigan Sea Grant, the Huron-Clinton Metroparks, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Great Lakes Education Program provides students, their teachers and adult chaperones with an unforgettable on-the-water learning experience.  With locations on both Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie, it is easy for schools throughout southeast Michigan to participate.

Registration is now open for the spring 2019 Great Lakes Education Program season, which runs from mid-April through mid-June.  For more complete information on the program, the spring season calendar, our locations, cost, and how to register, simply go to the Great Lakes Education Program website.  We look forward to having you join us in 2019 as we continue our education focusing on the Great Lakes.  Don’t miss the boat!

Michigan Sea Grant helps to foster economic growth and protect Michigan’s coastal, Great Lakes resources through education, research and outreach. A collaborative effort of the University of Michigan and Michigan State University and Michigan State University Extension, Michigan Sea Grant is part of the NOAA-National Sea Grant network of 33 university-based programs.


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