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 subjects.

Recently, the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative was named as one of only four Michigan-based organizations that provide exemplary STEM programs for Michigan’s K­–12 schools. The designation came from Change the Equation/STEMWorks, a national organization that conducts rigorous reviews of STEM programs across the country.