Great Lakes Watershed Field Course


Great Lakes Watershed Field Course

Inland Seas Education Association is once again hosting their Great Lakes Watershed Field Course teacher training. The GLWFC is a 4-day professional development experience for teachers from throughout the Great Lakes region from August 15-18, 2022 based in Suttons Bay, MI.

Training in the course includes watershed and environmental concepts, place-based education and environmental education pedagogy, and time for curriculum development. Educators will learn how to engage students in local environmental issues, investigate solutions, devise a plan, and take action during this course. Inland Seas supports teachers throughout the school year with additional training, online forums, and other forms of assistance to help teachers implement their watershed-based stewardship action projects.

Participants from 2021 shared: 

  • "One of the best PDs I have attended."
  • "I've taught the water cycle for the past 10 years. However, I've never taken it to the watershed [level]. This course gave me tons of ideas, lessons, and standards for my classroom."
  • "The PD gave me concrete tools to use in the classroom and connected me with other teachers that shared great ideas. It gave me inspiration and a method for helping students solve problems."
  • "Exceptional quality learning experience. I haven't had something this engaging in my educational career since graduate school that ended in 2003."

There is no cost for this experience, but space is limited to 30 participants. Interested educators can learn more and apply at Deadline for applications is April 29, 2022 by 5:00 p.m. EST.

Contact Juliana Lisuk with any questions at or 231-271-3077 ext. 104