Michigan Sea Grant has released the fall edition of its quarterly newsletter, Upwellings. The issue examines the opportunities for education that the Great Lakes provide.
In the publication’s cover story, Brandon Schroeder, Michigan Sea Grant’s northeast Michigan extension educator, stresses that educators can use natural resources in their own communities as teaching tools.
“Making that kind of connection to a place, connecting the classroom to what we have right here in our own backyards, that’s what we need to do more of,” he said. “Why use the rainforests to teach about trees and soil when we have forests right here? Why use the oceans to teach about aquatic ecosystems when we have the Great Lakes right here?”
The article notes that the lakes provide learning opportunities not just relating to science and aquatic ecosystems, but history, culture, poetry, and language arts as well.
Upwellings is available for free online or in print and covers Great Lakes issues as well as sharing the progress of the organization.
Articles in this issue:
- Retiring From the Position, Not the Fight
- Learning from the lakes: The Great Lakes as a Classroom
- Education Roadmap
- What I did this Summer: Greetings from Great Lakes Summer Camp
- Featured Publications
Upwellings [Michigan Sea Grant]