A new online tool created by Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE) Great Lakes and Ohio State University’s Sea Grant Program delivers resources to help educators from around the region better integrate Great Lakes science into their classrooms. Launched this past fall, the Great Lakes Literacy Principles website at greatlakesliteracy.net links teaching resources with each of the eight newly created Great Lakes Literacy Principles.
Started in 2005 and funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, COSEE Great Lakes with its network of Great Lakes educators has been successful in fostering scientist-educator collaboration to place the Great Lakes in schools’ curricula. COSEE Great Lakes also has hosted workshops based on land and on a research vessel to allow educators to work alongside scientists and participate in Great Lakes research first-hand. For more information about COSEE Great Lakes, visit coseegreatlakes.net.