CGLL studying shoreline erosion
Great Lakes educators study shoreline erosion 

The Center for Great Lakes Literacy’s (CGLL) mission is to develop a community of Great Lakes literate educators, students, scientists, environmental professionals and citizen volunteers, dedicated to improved Great Lakes stewardship. CGLL is a collaborative effort led by Sea Grant educators throughout the Great Lakes watershed. The center provides hands-on experiences, science-based information and networking opportunities that build literacy and engage people in stewardship projects around the basin.

CGLL fish dissection
Great Lakes Educators learn to dissect fish at Ohio's Stone Lab to learn about  issues on fish health

During the 2015-16 school year PASG is working with educators and students from The School District of the City of Erie; Dunkirk City School District; Fairview School District; Erie 2 Chautauqua Cattaraugus BOCES; Fort LeBouef School District; Penn State Erie-the Behrend College and the Union City School District. See regular updates on their projects on the Erie Times News NIE pages:

Attention! Applications are now being accepted for the July 8-17th 2017 Shipboard Science Workshop aboard the US EPA R/V Lake Guardian. Find more information here

For more information on CGLL efforts and professional development opportunities across the basin visit

For more information on CGLL resources or to sign up as a 2016-17 educator contact Marti Martz.







Main Office: Tom Ridge Environmental Center 301 Peninsula Dr., Suite 3 Erie, PA 16505 814-217-9011