Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (IISG) has created a weather and climate education toolkit where teachers can find resources on the topics of weather, climate and climate change. Teachers—whether parents, home school tutors or licensed professionals—can find what they need by using the search function to filter by grade level, specific weather and climate subtopics or geographic locations, learning mode and more. Many of the lesson plans and activities in this curated catalog of resources can be used as-is or adapted for virtual learning and at-home teaching environments. See IISG Communicator, Hope Charter's full article at : https://iiseagrant.org/new-weather-climate-education-toolkit/
Have you been cooped up for too long? Do you wish you could get your students outside? Are you looking for fun things to do with your family? Then a bioblitz might be just the thing for you! What is... Read More →
CGLL.org is loaded with great Great Lakes and ocean lessons for your classroom. Now that the weather in the north is turning frightful, it is time to teach about: Lake Effect Snow!
Michael Berenkowski, a 7th through 12th grade teacher living near Lake Huron in Michigan shares some of his successes and ideas for Great Lakes education. Cory Suski, a fisheries scientist from the University of Illinois talks about his research and... Read More →
Dr. Christy Meredith shares a little about her research, what motivates her to do scientific research, and her experiences working with educators.
Every summer CGLL selects 15 educators for a weeklong workshop on the US EPA research vessel Lake Guardian. This summer participants will work alongside scientists on Lake Huron, gaining hands-on experience doing real research. Throughout the week educators will also... Read More →
Hunting for the Hine’s emerald dragonfly with Great Lakes scientists offers an equally rare learning opportunity for Rogers City students. Posted on October 13, 2015 by Brandon Schroeder, Michigan State University Extension, Michigan Sea Grant; and Tracy D’Augustino, Michigan State... Read More →
Au Gres-Sims elementary students team up with Great Lakes scientists to monitor threatened pitcher’s thistle and invasive phragmites plant populations on Charity Island. Posted on October 13, 2015 by Brandon Schroeder, Michigan State University Extension, Michigan Sea Grant; and Tracy... Read More →
Marine debris is a growing issue and concern in our world’s oceans but also here at home in our freshwater seas – the Great Lakes.
The Board of the Michigan Science Teachers Association (MSTA) recently selected Steve Stewart as their 2015 Informal Science Educator of the Year. The winner was chosen for unique and extraordinary accomplishments, active leadership, scholarly contributions and direct and substantial contributions... Read More →