For teachers and school teams

Benefits of UPGLSI for teachers:

  • Free sustained professional development
  • Support and expertise
  • Classroom materials
  • Financial support for community-based projects
  • Real-world, hands-on activities for your students
  • Network of teachers

What do I have to do?

  • Contact Abbie Debiak, Upper Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative Program Coordinator, for more information
  • Complete a project mini-grant project application (the 2017-2018 school year application is now available)

What is the commitment?

  • Attend professional learning opportunities sponsored by UPGLSI and the Northern Michigan University Seaborg Center (scech’s or graduate credit may be available)
  • Work along side a community partner(s) to plan and implement a place-based stewardship project with your students, as outlined in the project application
  • Share your work and project results with other schools, students, community partners, community leaders, administrators, etc.
  • Complete a year end project report