A Walk in the Park: Youth Ambassadors Help Develop PBSE for Ninth Graders

PBE Topics of Inquiry Water and land use, stream ecology, macroinvertebrates, conducted chemical, biological and physical stream monitoring techniques, stream mapping and assessment, nature drawing and journaling. Essential Question What role could the Rouge Park play...

Advice from Youth in Southeast Michigan

Young Wisdom Advice From Youth What helps me engage now?  The teachers and relationships. Over the course of the last 6 months we have had the opportunity to spend time learning with a few different groups of students from southeast Michigan schools. We have been...

June 2020 Learning Series Events

SEMIS Coalition Orientation & Place-Based Education 101  During these two events on June 17 & 24 participants included new and returning member teachers, community partners, district leaders and administrators.  At this orientation people were given a sense of our...
The Southeast Michigan Stewardship Coalition Community Forum

The Southeast Michigan Stewardship Coalition Community Forum

What stood out to participants from last year’s forum… “What stands out today for me was learning new things and learning how to listen.” Student participant, Grade 9-12 “The young students from Ann Arbor presenting on the Ann Arbor carbon plume and the...

Community Forum

The annual Community Forum provides students and educators with the opportunity to share their work with SEMIS Coalition members in a professional conference setting with peers and community members sharing methods and project development.  This conference puts...
A Walk in the Park, Detroit Institute of Technology, SEMIS Coalition, We Are The Forest

A Walk in the Park, Detroit Institute of Technology, SEMIS Coalition, We Are The Forest

As a result of the Walk in the Park project, students have developed a sense of responsibility for nature in their community. Students have been able to use Rouge Park as a space to learn stewardship skills such as water quality monitoring, conducting environmental...

EcoJustice Book List Review

Have you used these books? Share how! At the Summer Institute, teachers received several books to support EcoJustice literacy and investigating the commons.  These books were chosen for their support of a few different concepts: integrating multiple perspectives into...