Great Lakes fisheries offers an engaging educational opportunity for schools and community partners, educators and youth to explore, experience, and learn about the Great Lakes. A few Great Lakes educational programs, projects, and partnerships of highlight, include:

  • Center for Great Lakes Literacy: Promoting Great Lakes Literacy Principles; and developing a community of Great Lakes literate educators, students, scientists, environmental professionals, and citizen volunteers, dedicated to improved Great Lakes stewardship. 
  • Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative: Supporting Place-Based Stewardship Education practices; supporting communities and schools, educators and youth in efforts to develop knowledgeable and active stewards of the Great Lakes and their ecosystems through place-based studies and explorations in local communities. 
  • NOAA B-WET Great Lakes: Offers competitive grants to support existing environmental education programs, foster the growth of new programs, and encourage development of partnerships among environmental education programs within watershed systems.
  • Project F.I.S.H.: This  'Friends involved in Sportfishing Heritage' program fostering school-community partnerships and programs that engage youth in long term and continuous, community supported, sportfishing and aquatic resource education experiences.
  • Salmon in the Classroom (Michigan): This educational program offs opportunity for schools and classrooms to raise salmon - from eggs to smolt - then release them in the spring. This project is supported classroom activities on relevant topics correlated with your curriculum, SIC can be a part of any 3rd-12th grade classroom. 

From ecosystem to history studies, field trips to research in archives, issues studies to stewardship opportunities the Great Lakes Fisheries Heritage trail network and partnership offers access to a wide variety of educational projects, resources and websites that are available to educators and students.

Explore here to learn how you can make  or grow your educational connection with your local Great Lakes fisheries today.

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Facility Brochure, Sturgeon Science and Research
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The Center for Great Lakes Literacy provides hands-on experiences, educational resources and networking opportunities that promote Great Lakes literacy among an engaged community of educators, scientists and citizens.
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An educational poster featuring Great Lakes fish species
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Lake Sturgeon Educational Website
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Great Lakes Literacy Principles reflect an essential concepts in understanding of the Great Lakes’ influences on you and your influence on the Great Lakes.
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Grant program that supports existing environmental education programs, fosters the growth of new programs, and encourages development of partnerships among environmental education programs within watershed Systems.
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Supporting Place-Based Stewardship Education practices; supporting communities and schools, educators and youth in efforts to develop knowledgeable and active stewards of the Great Lakes and their ecosystems through place-based education.
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Project F.I.S.H. program fostering school-community partnerships and programs that engage youth in long term and continuous, community supported, sportfishing and aquatic resource education experiences.
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Project F.I.S.H is an educational program for youth and families sponsored locally by schools, fishing conservation organizations, others interested in fishing and our fisheries.
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Curriculum and Lessons about Food Webs, Water, and Fish
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This educational program offers opportunity for schools and classrooms to raise salmon - from eggs to smolt - then release them in the spring. This project is supported classroom activities on relevant topics correlated w
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Website features a suite of lessons, activities and data sets focused on the Great Lakes.
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Michigan Sea Grant’s updated third edition of The Life of the Lakes: A Guide to the Great Lakes Fishery offers a look at the colorful story of our Great Lakes.
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