The Michigan Geographic Alliance knows that students who are exposed to meaningful environmental education develop a deeper understanding of environmental issues, and have the skills to make informed and responsible decisions. Whether through the Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum Support (MEECS) developed under the guidance of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality or our Schoolyard BioBlitz our resources are meant to help teachers create opportunities to explore environmental issues, engage in problem solving, and become stewards of our beautiful Great Lakes Region.
The Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum Support (MEECS) is carefully designed to help teachers integrate environmental education into their classrooms using balanced and science-based curriculum lessons and materials. These Michigan-specific units include many environmental issues that are unique to the Great Lakes Region.
The Schoolyard BioBlitz is a framework for place-based learning that engages students in hands-on, collaborative inquiry which supports the Michigan science standards. Developed in partnership with both K-12 and informal educators, this resource is meant to be used as a building block for teachers to create a memorable educational experience for their students.