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The Alliance for the Great Lakes is dedicated to fostering an ethic of learning, appreciation and care for the Great Lakes. We offer two educational programs: Great Lakes in My World, an educator resource for kindergarten through 12th-grade that addresses Next Generation Science, Common Core and Great Lakes state learning standards, and Adopt-a-Beach™, a service learning and citizen science program tailored to all ages.
Teachers use Great Lakes in My World to enhance students' critical-thinking and problem-solving skills in Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit and Milwaukee.
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Great Lakes in My World K-8: The Alliance's newly updated Great Lakes in My World K-8 educational curriculum is designed to promote understanding of the Great Lakes among our children, as it is imperative that they learn about the value of protecting this large, yet fragile web of life. more >
Great Lakes in My World 9-12: The Alliance’s new Great Lakes in My World 9-12 educational curriculum is designed to promote Great Lakes education for students in grades 9-12. The curriculum focuses on coastal habitats, restoration, careers and stewardship. more>
Adopt-a-Beach™: The Alliance's Adopt-a-Beach™ Program is a service learning, citizen science program that enables volunteers to create positive change at their favorite beach by collecting water quality and litter data and entering it into our on-line data base. more >
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