The Center for Great Lakes Literacy: Fostering Great Lakes Literacy among Educators, Scientists, Students, and Stakeholders
Terri Hallesy, Educator and Student Engagement Coordinator
This session will highlight the work of the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network’s Center for Great Lakes Literacy (CGLL).
The Center works toward improving the sustainability of Great Lakes watersheds by enhancing the Great Lakes learning and stewardship ethic of students and stakeholders. CGLL works to strengthen Great Lakes Literacy and place-based education through an innovative shipboard program aboard the R/V Lake Guardian that links educators with researchers as well as several experiential professional development workshops and effective community-school partnerships. CGLL and its Sea Grant educators have developed a vibrant network of educators and scientists who are involved in action-oriented Great Lakes stewardship and restoration activities.
Presenter will share the methodology used to build understanding about critical Great Lakes environmental issues and concepts utilizing the eight Great Lakes Literacy Principles that are integrated into each of CGLL’s workshops, conferences, and other educational practices. Learn about CGLL and its award-winning programs designed to improve Great Lakes education around the basin, experience hands-on lessons to incorporate into your classroom instruction, and find out how you can become involved in educating our future leaders about the Great Lakes.