Schoolwide Stewardship Education
WHITEHALL MIDDLE SCHOOL
During the 2014–15 school year, more than 350 Whitehall Middle School sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students participated in a unique place-based stewardship education project that allowed them not only to learn about a range of education and environmental topics, but to do so while helping their neighbors and improving treasured community assets in their home town, which is situated just off the Lake Michigan coastline.
This project was supported by the West Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative, one of nine regional hubs that comprise the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative.
“Working with the GLSI students is the highlight of our field season. Their energy, enthusiasm, and knowledge of the issues and problems is a joy. They carry our message forward into the community and make our job easier in so many ways.”