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Advancing Coastal and Great Lakes Literacy

Pennsylvania Sea Grant education staff provide virtual and in-person professional development programs for formal P-12 teachers and non-formal educators across Pennsylvania in the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic watersheds.

These programs are designed to support state and national academic standards and provide place-based ocean, coastal, river, and Great Lakes science literacy opportunities for youth and adults learners.



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Educator Professional Development

Pennsylvania Sea Grant collaborates with partners and educators across the state to offer a variety of educator professional development trainings.

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Educator Resources

Access to timely and evidence-based Great Lakes, coastal, and watershed-focused content and curricula is vital for today’s classrooms and other learning environments. Pennsylvania Sea Grant has curated resources specifically for educators in P-12 classrooms, nonformal education settings, and for life-long learners.


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Featured Educator

Hannah Evans, one of several educators who explored Lake Erie aboard the EPA’s research vessel, Lake Guardian through Sea Grant’s Center for Great Lakes Literacy.


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Michelle Niedermeier

Education Lead


Michelle Niedermeier joined Pennsylvania Sea Grant in July 2021 as education lead. She is responsible for funding, planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating education programs with a focus on ocean, river, Great Lakes, coastal resources, stewardship, and watershed environmental literacy, and watershed sustainability topics across Pennsylvania.

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