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Explore Great Lakes Literacy in action

The Great Lakes Literacy Principles serve as a foundation for our education partnerships, programs, and resources. Great Lakes Literacy is an understanding of the Great Lakes’ influences on you and your influence on the Great Lakes.

The Center for Great Lakes Literacy (CGLL) network serves to enhance youth learning, support educators, and foster science and community connections in education. We value teaching and learning practices that include:

This is Great Lakes literacy in action

Educator Excellence

A teacher holds a juvenile Lake Sturgeon during a Aquaculture Tour. Photo: Michigan Sea Grant

CGLL facilitates sustained professional learning opportunities, programs, and resources in support of our community educators.

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Student Stewardship

Students help install signage that appear throughout the park about environmental stewardship

CGLL engages and empowers youth through learning in schools, communities, and hands-on, feet-wet watershed experiences.

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Partners in Practice

Students pull a net from the river to examine the contents

CGLL connects science and community partners in education. These mutually beneficial relationships foster youth-community connections and science-education partnerships beneficial to all.

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All Stories

This page combines all CGLL related stories.

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