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WHERE WE WORK

Nurturing Place-Based Learning Across Michigan

The Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative works through a network of nine regional hubs, each of which is led by experienced, qualified staff. Each hub is a vital resource for local schools and teachers—providing leadership and resources for effective place-based teaching and learning, offering small grants for students’ place-based education projects, and connecting teachers with partners in the community who can help support this important work.

1. Southeast Michigan Stewardship Coalition
Eastern Michigan University
Ethan Lowenstein, Director
semiscoalition.org

2. Discovering PLACE
University of Michigan-Flint
Leyla Sanker, Director
blogs.umflint.edu/glsi

3. GRAND Learning Network
Michigan State University
Shari L. Dann, Director
www.grandlearningnetwork.org

4. Groundswell
Grand Valley State University
Clayton Pelon, Director
}www.groundswellmi.org

5. West Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative
Muskegon Area Intermediate School District
Sarah Coleman, Director
www.wmglsi.com

6. Grand Traverse Stewardship Initiative
Inland Seas Education Association
Chelsea Nester, Program Coordinator
GTstewardship.org

7. Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative
Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan
Brandon Schroeder, Director
www.nemiglsi.org

8. Upper Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative
Superior Watershed Partnership
Abbie Debiak, Director
glsi.superiorwatersheds.org/

9. Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative
Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education
Shawn Oppliger, Director
lakesuperiorstewardship.org