Students all over Southeast Michigan are thriving outside of the classroom.

Read our stories

Creating community stewardship through student citizenship

Community stewardship transforms education and our future. The Southeast Michigan Stewardship Coalition (SEMIS Coalition) nurtures partnerships between schools and innovative thinkers in the community. We build communities that support visionary practices in our schools and beyond— so that students can grow into citizen-stewards of healthy ecological-social systems.

Place-based education drives student engagement

Place-based education is more than taking a fun field trip. It’s a transformative approach that makes learning real and empowers students to create positive change in their communities while mastering an integrated array of skills.  Learn more.

“SEMIS Coalition is modeling strategies aimed at empowering youth to become ‘solutionaries’ capable of improving the health of human and natural environments.”

Dr. Gregory Smith

Author, Place-Based Education in the Global Age: Local Diversity

Visit our SEMIS Coalition Vimeo and YouTube channels to learn more!

Join the discourse on our blog

Connect, learn, search and share perspectives in place-based learning in the Common Room. It’s more than a blog; it’s a new space for creating relationships and strengthening communities in Southeast Michigan.

Add your voice

Day one in the field, Day 2 at EMU Porter Education Building. ... See MoreSee Less

Summer Institute Part 2!

August 14, 2017, 8:30am - August 15, 2017, 3:00pm

Day one in the field, Day 2 at EMU Porter Education Building.

Keep connected.

Funded by:

glsilogo