Every year we offer IL and IN K-12 formal and non-formal educator professional development opportunities as well as stipend support for IL and IN stewardship projects that extend Great Lakes learning and stewardship to students through place-based learning experiences. Stay tuned for upcoming opportunities.

Teacher Shipboard Science Workshop

Watch cgll.org in late 2022 for information about our shipboard science opportunity on Lake Superior in summer 2023.

As a part of the CGLL Educators community you get your hands wet as you experience Great Lakes research first hand working along-side local scientists. Use your new skills and understanding, in collaboration with other Great Lakes educators, to create place-based, inquiry driven curriculum you can feel excited about implementing in your classroom. Tap into a support network of educators and scientists who will help bring these lessons to life for your students. 

Community Engaged Internship with Chicago Wilderness Alliance, apply by March 31, 2023

Sea Grant’s Community Engaged Internship (CEI) aims to broaden participation in coastal, ocean, Great Lakes, and marine sciences by offering training and mentorship, through paid internships, to undergraduate students from under-resourced, underrepresented and/or indigenous and tribal populations. This National Sea Grant program aims to broaden participation in coastal and marine profession by engaging and recruiting diverse undergraduate students in place-based research, extension, education, and/or communication that respects and integrates local ways of knowing. 

For eligibility, students must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree at a 2- or 4-year college or university, at the time of application. IISG and CWA encourage applicants from groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences, including African-American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Hispanic and Latino/a/x, female, first-generation college students, veterans, LGBTQ+, and students with disabilities. The program is also open to students who have experienced and worked to overcome educational or economic disadvantages, and/or who have personal or family circumstances that may complicate their career paths.

For detailed information about CWA position including hourly pay, work locations, qualifications and the application process, visit the CEI page. For questions related to the program, please contact Angela Archer at amcbride@purdue.edu





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