Educator Resources

Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative (NEMIGLSI)

The Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative is committed to educating and empowering students to become environmental leaders and to build sustainable communities. Through place-based education efforts, students are able to learn about and explore the world right outside their classroom door. The NEMIGLSI network facilitates school-community partnerships, funds collaborative student-driven projects, provides training opportunities for students and teachers, and much more!

To learn more about the Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative, click here to visit their website.

Check out this great article about place-based education written by Meaghan Gass, Program Coordinator of NEMIGLSI and Huron Pines board member.


Michigan Department of Natural Resources

The MDNR offers a wide collection of wildlife programs and presentations for classrooms and groups. Their classroom programs include:

  • Go Wild for Michigan’s Wildlife (Kindergarten-5th grade)
  • A Year in the Life of a Michigan Black Bear (6th-8th grade)
  • Elk University (9th-12th grade)

The MDNR also offers wildlife resources for teachers, including lesson plans, citizen science projects and more, all available on their website.

Click here to go to the Michigan DNR Wildlife Education and Outreach webpage.


Wheels to Woods

Struggling to find funds to cover transportation costs for a field trip to the nearby forest? Wheels to Woods is here to change that! This program provides funding to PreK-12 schools and other youth groups to pay for the transportation costs of an educational field trip to nearby forests.

Click here to go to their website and learn more about the application and program.