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This page shows events offered by the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative (GLSI) and each of our six regional hubs as well as events that the GLSI will be participating in, supporting, or that feature a close partner.

Vernal Pools Workshop

Herman Vogler Conservation Area Rogers City, Michigan

Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative partners, Michigan Natural Features Inventory (MNFI) and the Presque Isle Conservation District, are collaborating for a vernal pool teacher training event. Registration is required. Space is limited to 30 people to minimize impact on the pool monitored during the training.

Groundswell Student Project Showcase 2024

GVSU DeVos Center 401 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Groundswell will host its annual Student Project Showcase for educators, community members, students, and families. Groundswell is proud to celebrate the work of student stewards in an interactive event with participating K12 schools. Students will host tables at an exhibit fair, offering insight for attendees about their community stewardship activities. Please join us to help […]

Sustainability Film: The Engine Inside

Michigan Tech University 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI, United States

The Engine Inside Follow the lives of six individuals from around the globe who have devoted themselves to a simple, age-old machine—the bicycle. Witness how bicycles have the potential to transform lives and contribute to a better world.

SEMIS Coalition Community Forum

EMU Student Center Ypsilanti, MI, United States

The SEMIS Coalition has built transformative partnerships among teachers, students, local organizations, and community members since 2008. The strength of the SEMIS Community Forum is its focus on student voices and student led sessions. The Forum provides students and educators with the opportunity to share their work in a conference setting, with students in the […]

SEMIS Coalition Community Forum

Virtual Zoom, MI, United States

The SEMIS Coalition has built transformative partnerships among teachers, students, local organizations, and community members since 2008. The strength of the SEMIS Community Forum is its focus on student voices and student led sessions. The Forum provides students and educators with the opportunity to share their work in a conference setting, with students in the […]

LSSI Summer Institute

Location TBD

This institute will deepen participants' understanding of 3-dimensional and place-based learning through field explorations that explore subjects such as climate change, geoheritage, and garden health. Up to 7 SCECH per day are available.

SEMIS Coalition Summer Institute

Location TBD

This event is a multi-day experience that guides learners through a place-based education inquiry process and immerses them in our southeast Michigan communities. We follow our established Launch/Build/Act/Reflect sequence to model learning practices and build community through teams, engage in dialogue about education, and share autobiographical stories to deepen our connections. Community partners and classroom-based […]

Groundswell Stewardship Initiative Summer Institute

Grand Valley State University 401 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, MI, United States

Are you a West Michigan teacher new to place-based education (PBE)? Maybe you have implemented PBE in your classroom and want to learn more? This institute will lead you through the six elements of a PBE project so you can implement an awesome experience back at your school. Groundswell is offering this workshop free to […]