From hands-on K-12 cruises and camps, to free online curriculum aligned to content expectations, Michigan Sea Grant offers programs and materials that enhance science education and encourage stewardship.
The Sea Grant education team supports Michigan’s formal and non-formal educators by helping youth and adults increase their knowledge about the Great Lakes and the oceans.
Become a coastal steward by incorporating content into your programs, learning more about Michigan’s coastal/Great Lakes issues and what you can do to help.
- Fisheries Learning on the Web (FLOW)
FLOW is a comprehensive curriculum about the Great Lakes ecosystem with three core units: Food Web, Water and Fish. Geared toward upper elementary and middle school students, standards-based lesson content features hands-on activities.
- Teaching with Great Lakes Data – Great Lakes Lessons
Connect your students with real data collected throughout the Great Lakes. This resource provides Great Lakes data sets, guided inquiry questions, an overview of teaching methods, and ready-to-go lessons and activities.
- Cool Cruises: Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River
The Great Lakes Education Program introduces fourth-grade students to the unique features of the Great Lakes through a combination of classroom learning and hands-on experience. The program is designed to stimulate interest in the Great Lakes and help students understand their role in protecting our vital freshwater resources.
- Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative
The regional Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative is helping build the environmental stewards of tomorrow. In partnership with schools and community members, students conduct projects that focus on natural resources and local community improvements. This effort is part of a statewide Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative program, supported by the Great Lakes Fishery Trust.