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Presentation at the Lake Erie Management Plan Public Forum held in March 2010.

Presentation at the Lake Erie Management Plan Public Forum held in March 2010.

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  • 1. A SENCER-based Great Lakes stewardship strategy: GLISTEN (Great Lakes Innovative Stewardship Through Education Network)
  • 2. Background www.ncsce.net www.cns.gov
  • 3. Funding Source: Learn and Serve America Higher Education program of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) (CNCS is better known for highly-visible programs like AmeriCorps/VISTA)
  • 4. GLISTEN Vision Integrating Great-Lakes-stewardship-focused civic engagement into undergraduate coursework in the STEM disciplines Aligned with SENCER (Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities), an NSF-funded program of the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement www.sencer.net
  • 5. SCIENCE EDUCATION FOR NEW CIVIC ENAGEMENTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES SENCER is a comprehensive faculty development and science education reform project funded by the National Science Foundation. It is the signature program of the National Engagement, Center for Science and Civic Engagement, based at the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. SENCER engages student interest in the sciences and mathematics by supporting the development of undergraduate courses and academic programs that teach “to” basic science “through” complex, capacious, and unsolved issues. public issues.
  • 6. GLISTEN Goal Build the capacity of STEM faculty and departments to • significantly increase their undergraduates’ understanding of the STEM disciplines byengaging them in direct action (i.e., service- learning) and community-based research benefiting resource-strapped governmental and community-based organizations
  • 7. GLISTEN Goal (cont.) • better prepare those students for “green” professional opportunities likely to result from President Obama’s $5 billion pledge to restore the Great Lakes, and • provide them with the basic scientific knowledge necessary to become enlightened stakeholders who exhibit proactive stewardship behaviors in their private lives.
  • 8. GLISTEN National NCSCE- “housed” Project Director Advisory Board - national/regional conservation and higher education organizations - higher education curricular and resource specialists - students (stewardship liaison representatives)
  • 9. GLISTEN Collaborative Clusters 2- and 4-year higher education institutions (regional councils/collaboratives/ consortia, where applicable) Resource Conservation and Development Councils (representation from county commissioners, county planning commissions, and soil and water conservation districts) Local non-profit and governmental agencies, and AOC (Areas of Concern) representatives
  • 10. Current Clusters • Duluth/Superior (MN/WI) • Chicago (IL) • Gary (IN) • Toledo (OH) • Cleveland/Akron (OH)
  • 11. Clusters in Planning • Milwaukee (WI) • Grand Rapids (MI) • Erie (PA) • Buffalo (NY) • Brockport (NY)
  • 12. GLISTEN Stewardship Liaisons - Advanced undergraduates - Part-time AY, full-time summer - Curriculum development, logistical support, community partner advocacy, peer leadership - Project-wide liaison network