The Center for Great Lakes Literacy

The Center for Great Lakes Literacy (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.

Annual Great Lakes Education and Training Program

Each year ten teachers are accepted into the Great Lakes Education and Training Program, offered through CGLL, for teachers in the Erie region. The training includes hands-on and in-field training as well as classroom and/or laboratory training, in topics related to multiple watershed and water quality issues, food webs, wetland and habitat restoration, emerging contaminants, invasive species, and more. Teachers also receive teacher-tested Great Lakes curriculum and stewardship project ideas that combine Great Lakes experiential science education and service learning opportunities for students in grades 4-12.

Students develop a service learning project, and participate in Great Lakes Awareness Day. These place-based experiences allow students to better understand the importance of science in their daily lives.

Contact Education Lead, Michelle Niedermeier for more information. Download a flyer with additional information about the CGLL educator training program. 










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