The Center for Great Lakes Literacy, the U.S. EPA, the National Park Service, Shedd Aquarium, and Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant are coordinating workshops for educators November 9-10, and registration is now open.
Some of the objectives of the workshop include: 
 – Science-based content to foster understanding about land-lake linkages improved awareness and understanding about the importance of protecting and sustaining Great Lakes watersheds
 – Field-based experiences in wetland and water quality monitoring, invasive species removal, and other restoration and stewardship activities
 – Curriculum activities that broaden understanding of the Great Lakes
 – Assistance in facilitating student-based stewardship projects to improve Great Lakes Literacy, resulting in citizen action
The workshop is a terrific opportunity to gain new ideas for science-based activities and subjects that can be incorporated into lesson plans. Workshops are taking place at Shedd Aquarium and Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, but spaces are limited.Registration closes October 17. View the flier (PDF) for more information about the workshop and registration instructions, and visit the IISG education page for more programs and workshop opportunities.