Great Lakes Watershed Field Course for Teachers
Posted on: March 10, 2017


Watershed Field Course
The Inland Seas Education Association is offering a four day Watershed Field Course for teachers from Great Lakes Areas of Concern. The course is designed to help students learn about invasive species, nutrient runoff and habitat restoration.

Priority is given to schools in  Great Lakes Areas of Concern, but teachers everywhere in the Great Lakes region are encouraged to apply for the 4 day (June 26 – 29) Watershed Field Course outlined below. The course is offered by the Inland Seas Education Association.

Do you want your students to learn how to be active in their communities and take steps to improve our environment?
This free professional development opportunity gives you the skills and background to empower your students while fulfilling Michigan education standards. Over four-days you will visit projects in the Grand Traverse region that address invasive species, nutrient runoff, and habitat restoration, and meet with the professionals who design and implement the work. You’ll meet teachers from around Michigan, develop a plan for implementing a stewardship action project with your students, and have time to enjoy beautiful northern Michigan.

Thirty 4th-12th grade teachers will be accepted for the program. Priority is given to schools in the Great Lakes Areas of Concern, but teachers everywhere in the Great Lakes region are encouraged to apply.
  • Support will be provided throughout the school year with check-in calls and additional training.
  • Lodging, transportation to field sites, meals, and a $300 project stipend are included.
  • Bring your students on the schoolship this fall – a free program for your class! ($825 value)
  • SCECHs and graduate credit through Ferris State University are available.
Apply by filling out the Application Form.
Find out more by reading the Application packet.
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Contact Jeanie Williams with questions:, 231-271-3077

Applications are reviewed as they come in, space is limited!
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