Workshops and Professional Development

The Center has the expertise and statewide reputation for quality in designing and conducting 1-day teacher workshops and 5-day teacher institutes at Michigan Tech University and statewide on any topic, in partnership with MTU faculty.

Current Teacher Workshops


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Creating Great Lakes Stewards to Promote Clean Water & Healthy Urban Watersheds in Detroit

Gr. 6-8 Teachers in Detroit Schools Are Invited to Participate

in a One-Year Water Education Teacher PD & Field Trip Program

5 Teacher Workshops

Register Online at Registration: Urban Water Stewards 

For application deadlines and more information please click on the Flyer above or contatct

Joan Chadde, Project Director at Phone:  906.487.3341   Email:

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School Gardening for All!               Tips & Techniques
For K – 12 Educators

Wednesday, May 2, 4:30 – 8:00 pm @ TR Davis Elem (Dollar Bay)
Thursday May 3, 4:30 – 7:30 pm @ Houghton Middle School              Attend one or both days!
Topics include: Site planning and design, Season extension, Seed Saving, Pollinators and Insects, integration into classroom curriculum etc!                                      Presenter: Abbey Palmer,
North Farm Education Coordinator
MSU – Chatham                            Cost: FREE
Credit: SCECHs Pending
Sign up by clicking: Register
Register by:
Questions? Call 487-3341
Joan Chadde  or Lloyd Wescoat

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Tips & Tools for Creating
and Using Outdoor Classrooms

Wednesday, June 13th
Time: 8:30 am –3:30 pm
Location: Marsin Nature Center
Explore ways that teachers can unlock the powerful learning experiences that exist just beyond the classroom door!                                  Presenter: Tracy Page,
Aquatic Education Coordinator
Michigan Dept of Natural Resources            Cost: FREE for LSSI teachers ; others welcome ($45). Lunch provided and each teacher will receive a resource book.
Credit: 6 SCECHs (pending) $10
Sign up by clicking: Register
Register by: Monday, June 4
Questions? Call 487-3341
Joan Chadde                  Lloyd Wescoat

Recent Teacher Workshops

Heideman_flyerMarch 7th 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm Dinner & Dialogue: YOU ARE HERE: Writing and Mapping with Kathleen Heideman Hands-on poetry writing and collage workshop for teachers mixing storytelling, local roadmaps, handwritten texts, and Google Maps. We’ll draw inspiration from data visualizations (trees, webs), poems of place, and ideas for  building environmental stewardship through kinship   Ideal for those teaching ecology, geology, geography, studio art and creative writing; naturalistic intelligence and visual-spatial intelligence; those interested in STEAM (STEM + Art/Design); and those teaching grades 7-12. Informal educators and teachers of all grade levels are encouraged to attend! Free to LSSI teams, CCRC members, & MTU Teacher Candidates, Registration is limited to 30 participants (preregistration is required)  SCECHs pending Please bring a laptop or tablet. 202 Great Lakes Research Center (MTU campus)