Place-Based Education Site Visit to Tawas Point State Park

students on field trip

First Grade students from Ms. Kienitz's class and Third Grade students in Ms. Rau's class spent the day at Tawas Point State Park as part of their Place-Based Stewardship Education project with the North East Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative (NEMIGLSI). The students worked alongside community partners such as the Iosco County Conservation District, MSU Extension, Michigan Sea Grant, and the Michigan DNR. Together, they planted tree, collected data on bird habitats, helped reduced marine debri through a beach and park trash clean up, and studied the Lake Huron Watershed. These students will continue to learn about their impact on our local community and the environment over time. As leaders in this project, they are also learning to educate others and advocate for changes to protect our Great Lakes.