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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

Freedom Seekers graphic showing those looking for freedom and a photo beneath the waters they would have to traverse.

Freedom Seekers Educator Workshop

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (IISG) and Openlands are pleased to offer a free workshop for 5th-12th grade educators. “Freedom Seekers: The Underground Railroad, Great Lakes, and Science Literacy Activities For Middle & High School” curriculum will be presented on October 7, 2023. The curriculum reflects the intertwined narratives of the freedom seekers, their connection with the land, and the impact on environmental justice education.

Learn more about the Freedom Seekers Educator Workshop


Two students explore a bog along Lake Huron

Teaching Great Lakes Literacy (TGLL) – Paid Opportunity for Grades 6-12 Math, Science, and Other Educators in Michigan

The 2023-24 cohort will explore topics, issues, and data Lake Huron fisheries and food webs, aquatic invasive species, vernal pool wetlands, weather and climate, and other Great Lakes observational data.

Learn more about the TGLL Opportunity

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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