|Sanborn Elementary School students learn from community professionals as a part of their GLSI project.|
The Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative funds Place-Based Education Projects (see About or Resources for more information) throughout Northeast Michigan. Projects that qualify for funding through NEMI GLSI have a community service element, involve Community Partners, and relate to Great Lakes Stewardship. Grants provide up to $6,000 to be used over the course of two school years. Teachers involved must attend Professional Development opportunities throughout the two years of their project (these will be organized and funded by GLSI).
Starting a GLSI project may seem like a daunting task, but with the help of resources available on this website and the GLSI staff, it can be a fun and creative process! So of course, remember to contact us if you have any questions.
- The first step of starting a project is registering the team of teachers who will work on your project. Click the Registration link to the left for more information on this process.
- Next, you will start planning a project and putting together a grant application. More information on our grants, the application process, and other sources of funding can be found by clicking the Funding link to the left.
Throughout the process, the following may be useful
- Projects in Action: an overview of currently funded NEMI GLSI projects and a great place to start brainstorming ideas for your own project.
- Resources: a collection of resources that may be useful in both starting and implementing your project. Everything from sample grant applications to overviews of Place Based Education and lesson plans.
- Professional Development: details on NEMI GLSI Professional Development events where you can learn about Place Based Education and network with other area educators and possible community partners.
- Network: the perfect place to start looking for Community Partners and other local citizens involved in GLSI.