Project Title & Description
Place-based Models for Stewardship Education in K-12
The Great Lakes Fishery Trust�s (GLFT) Place Based Models for K-12 Stewardship Education project will create the next generation of Great Lakes stewards. The project will serve as a model program for creating behavioral change that benefits the environment by demonstrating, documenting, and disseminating a variety of methods for establishing and sustaining quality place-based Environmental Education (EE) in diverse K-12 settings. Place-based environmental education uses the local community as the starting point for teaching and involves students in real-world environmental issues in local communities, is conducted with the active involvement of local organizations that work on those issues, and focuses on positive outcomes for learning and community betterment. This proposal will be implemented in nine regional hubs in the coastal communities of Lake Superior, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.