Businesses, institutions, churches and medical facilities all play a role in protecting our local waterways. Check out these housekeeping tips for ways to reduce your contribution to stormwater pollution. You can also contact the GLRC to partner in educating your staff and customers on pollution prevention.
As educators, the GLRC looks to you for guidance and leadership regarding youth education. The GLRC would like to work with you and your school to help educate the students about the importance of our water resources. This includes pollution prevention, wildlife conservation, understanding land use effects on our environment, and overall preservation of the our natural resources. Our group focuses on our water resources and improving water quality. However, all human activities relate to the natural environment and in some way affect our water resources.
The GLRC has developed this web page to help connect you with educational programs and efforts in our region, as well as resources you can use in your classrooms.
In reposnse to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Environmental Education Foundation has compiled a list of toolkits and activity guides for parents and educators that require minimal outdoor time and follow social distancing guidelines. The lessons are updated weekly. Check here.
Lesson Plans and DIY Activities:
Groundswell: 7 Lesson Plans on Watersheds and Runoff
Build a Watershed Model
H.O.M.E School: 8 Lesson Plans
Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative: Place-based Learning
Penn State Water Lesson Plans K-5
Discovering the Watershed Lesson Plan
Build An Aquifer Model- 1st-6th Grade
Soil Erosion Experiment
Water Pollution Experiments
Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum Support
Michigan Agriculture in the Classroom
Michigan Water Stewardship Program