Education is essential in a society that can make well-informed decisions about the environment. Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant is uniquely positioned to foster scientifically-literate citizens to serve as stewards of our local aquatic and marine resources. IISG's team of educators is meeting the challenge of improving today's science education through its professional training for educators and innovative curriculum resources for students and teachers, grades K-16. Our classroom and community stewardship programs are developed for all learners, including underserved student populations in the Chicago and Northwest Indiana regions. We also foster a multi-disciplinary approach to learning by integrating science with content areas such as math, language arts, geography, and the cultural arts.

Sea Grant also supports the professional development of undergraduate and graduate students through our pre-service teacher workshops, undergraduate courses, and by offering fellowship programs and other career development opportunities.

To learn more about the Sea Grant's Education programs, we invite you to visit an area of interest by clicking on the appropriate image below. To learn about education efforts nationwide, we invite you to check out Sea Grant Education Network.


Terri Hallesy
Education Coordinator


2016 Shipboard Science Workshop
Applications are due March 2, 2016.

EMPOWER Environmental Literacy Scholarship
$500 for Teachers, Grades 4-12 in Illinois and Indiana

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