PBS Learning Media Spotlight on stewards

The Spotlight on Stewards Project is a collaborative pilot program between the Southeast Michigan Stewardship Coalition and Detroit Public Television’s Great Lakes Bureau.  These resources hope to connect engaged communities within Michigan who are working toward the common goal of protecting and inspiring change for the health of Great Lakes through restoration and preservation. The audience is teachers that are or may be interested in developing Place-Based Education (PBE) at their schools, and students of these teachers.

Planting the Seeds of Place-Based Education for Future Generations: Segment One

Elementary teacher at Summers Knoll School Chris Swinko and math teacher Jessica Krueger-Koupal from Ypsilanti Community High School collaborate across grade levels and schools through Place-Based Education (PBE) to address shared issues impacting both school campuses. An innovative, and powerful example of PBE, both teachers and students share how they are using PBE through this unique collaboration between their high school and 3/4 grade classes.

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All Aboard! Place-Based Education in a Different Kind of Classroom: Segment Two

Detroit Public Schools Community District science teacher Chad Segrist shares how he uses Place Based Education (PBE) to help his high school biology class understand the ecology of local waterways, like the Detroit River. By connecting stewardship, the local environment, and community through hands-on experiences like the boat trip Chad’s class takes in this video, teachers just like you can create new opportunities to engage students.

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Great Lakes Education Program, Michigan Sea Grant

The Great Lakes Education Program provides your class with a full day of experiential education – a cruise aboard one of our schoolships, and landside education provided by Metropark interpretive educators. The GLEP schoolship cruise may be scheduled for either the morning or afternoon, as is the case for the Landside Education session.