The Great Lakes Social Science Network was formed two years ago by Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant as a way to help staff throughout the Great Lakes region incorporate the latest social science information in their outreach and education efforts. 

The new webpage provides a central repository for training and professional development information, as well as tips and recommendations for researchers to better engage the public, collect valuable information about projects, and evaluate the effectiveness of public engagement efforts. 

The webpage coincides with National Sea Grant’s website launch for the National Social Science initiative, which offers even more information from programs and research around the country. 
Visit both pages to learn more about Sea Grant’s use of social science in conservation and restoration efforts, and contact IISG’s environmental social scientist Caitie McCoy for additional information.