About the GLSI and the EPA Case Studies

The Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative (GLSI) was launched in 2007 to develop knowledgeable and active stewards of the Great Lakes through vibrant, hands-on experiences in the community. From its inception through the 2015-16 school year, the GLSI has worked with 1,749 teachers in 359 schools, and with 1,689 community partners representing 906 organizations, to support rigorous stewardship experiences for 98,465 students across Michigan.

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In 2014, the GLSI and it nine hubs received a two-year model environmental education program grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support numerous place-based stewardship education (PBSE) projects in select Michigan schools and develop media-rich case studies for eleven of those projects.

In addition, the GLSI used the EPA funds to develop guiding principles for PBSE and an associated self-assessment rubric, as well as a white paper describing how the focus of PBSE varies in different schools and community settings (urban, suburban, and rural).