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
Educators learn about fish health & dissection methods at Ohio Sea Grant's Stone Lab 

Pennsylvania Sea Grant is working with educators and students from the Erie City, Fairview, Fort LeBoeuf, Iroquois, and Union City School Districts, Penn State Erie, The Diocese of the Erie City, Perseus House Charter Schools, and Chautauqua Lake New York Schools.  

EDUCATORS: APPLY TODAY! To Participate in the 2018-19 Center for Great Lakes Literacy Education & Training Program

Check out project updates in many editions of PA Sea Grant's Newspapers in Education (NIE):

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

WATCH our CGLL video 

For more information on CGLL resources or to collaborate with Pennsylvania efforts, contact Marti Martz.








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