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STEM + Place-Based Education = Student Success

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) literacy is a powerful tool in today’s world, and a critical focus in many classrooms. Many of the projects that students undertake through the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative involve one or more of the STEM...

Lexus Eco Challenge Winners Are Part of GLSI

This past November, a team of 10 students from Houghton Middle School in Houghton, Michigan, won the Lexus Eco Challenge in the Land and Water category with their “Backyard Backlash” project. Houghton Middle School works with the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative,...

Michigan Leads in Place-Based Education

With 38 schools, Michigan leads the nation in the number of schools in which place-based education is an embedded instructional practice, is well established in school culture, and is expected to persist. All 38 schools participate in the Great Lakes Stewardship...