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Get to know Great Lakes B-WET Video: Huron Pines

Get to know NOAA’s Great Lakes B-WET program through this profile of grant recipient, Huron Pines, exploring Lake Huron’s Coastal Ecosystems with Michigan High School students.

Get to know the Great Lakes B-WET program through a NOAA video featuring grant recipient Huron Pines. The Huron Pines organization is dedicated to improving the health of the Great Lakes ecosystems. Their B-WET funded project, “Terrestrial Systems Today for Healthy Waters Tomorrow,” brought local community organizations together in support of students and teachers using the outdoors as a classroom and taking on environmental stewardship projects for their community.

"Our high school is about ten miles from here, but some of the students hadn’t been here before [to Thomson’s Harbor State Park], and they didn’t realize all the different unique habitats in this ecosystem, and how fragile it can be, and why it’s important to protect it.”  - Stephanie Dege, Science Teacher, Posen High School, Great Lakes B-WET project participant.

The NOAA B-WET program offers competitive grants to support existing environmental education programs, foster the growth of new programs, and encourage development of partnerships among environmental education programs within watershed systems. The criteria for these awards emphasize Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences: sustained, hands-on, environmental activities that are aligned with academic learning standards. The NOAA Great Lakes B-WET region serves projects in the Great Lakes watershed in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

Great Lakes B-WET regional grant awards are funded through the GLRI.