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Welcome to the Center for Great Lakes Literacy! 

The Center for Great Lakes Literacy (CGLL) is a collaborative effort led by Sea Grant educators throughout the Great Lakes watershed. CGLL fosters informed and responsible decisions that advance basin-wide stewardship by providing hands-on experiences, educational resources, and networking opportunities promoting Great Lakes literacy among an engaged community of educators, scientists, and youth.

Upcoming Events and Opportunities

Maadagindan! Start Reading! Book Club graphic showing 4 books with a wild rice plant in the background

Maadagindan! Start Reading! Book Club

Books provide a plethora of perspectives, and it is important for people from all walks of life to have access to books about their culture, language, and way of life. Wisconsin Sea Grant and the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission have teamed up to host a book club called “Maadagindan! Start Reading!”, which aims to increase awareness of Ojibwe culture and teach kids, and educators, about the Great Lakes. It is open to anyone that loves to read with children. This event is monthly, on the second Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m., central time.

Learn more about the Maadagindan! Start Reading! Book Club


View of expansive Lake Michigan from atop a dune. Photo: Michigan Sea Grant

Great Lakes Literacy Education Exploration (GLLee)

GLLee opportunities are an introductory collection of resources and partners assembled in three easy steps to help teachers and youth explore Great Lakes Literacy through place-based education and stewardship opportunities in your school and community!

Learn more about GLLee

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