Curriculum & Activities
To prepare students to be responsible decision-makers and future leaders, IISG has developed education programs that engage students in experiential practices to promote a sustainable society. Our community stewardship education projects are focused on safe disposal of unwanted medicine, controlling the spread of aquatic invasive species, and environmental stewardship for contaminated lands.
Nab the Aquatic Invader!
This innovative web-based activity resource introduces students (grades 4-10) to marine and freshwater invasive species and their impacts. Available activities use a detective theme and cartoon characters to engage students in learning more about how to identify aquatic invasive species and understand prevention practices.
Helping Hands: Restoring Great Lakes Habitat
This curriculum engages upper elementary and high school students in Great Lakes environmental stewardship. It is designed for schools located in Areas of Concern that are undergoing cleanup and restoration, but the curriculum can apply to any Great Lakes community.
The Medicine Chest
We have created and compiled a series of lessons on the issues surrounding pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCP) that end up in our waterways. These lessons give a thorough understanding of PPCP disposal issues, and stewardship activity ideas are available to inspire action.
- Fourth grade students learn science on the banks of the Grand Calumet River
- Knauss Fellow reflects on past year as science communications specialist
- Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant nominee Melanie Perello placed as NOAA Fellow in Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program
- Educators dive into water quality concepts, activities and student opportunities
- IISG is looking for two motivated students for 2019 summer internship program