College of Exploration
Great Lakes satellite

Great Lakes Climate Change
Science and Education Systemic Network

National Science Foundation funded project

Join the GLCCSESN Online Community: Focus Group Workshop, Map Project, & Resources

Focus Group Workshop - Nov. 7-25, 2011
on Great Lakes Climate Change Science

Presentations, Events, and Activities will include:

Scientific Research About Climate Change in the Great Lakes with Dr. Scavia. Regarding Dr. Scavia's presentation, Dr. David Bidwell and other scientists will interact with participants.

Great Lakes Climate Literacy - Live Webinar (Nov. 14)

Education Resources on Climate Change in GL -
What do we have and what do we need?
Your participation will help advance this info!

Climate Change Resources:
Dr. Sandi Rutherford and Laura Schneider; and Dr. Scott Carley

"Put Yourself on the Map" project - sharing: Short presentations from individuals and organizations involved in Great Lakes Climate Change activities and education based on the map.

---See Log in and registration (right) for access to:
Put your school, activity, project, or organization on this Great Lakes Climate Change Map.

Climate Change Activities -- and Add Resources

Focus Group and Workshop room (Nov. 7)
We need your feedback and collaboration!

User ID:

Registration for this Great Lakes Climate Change Online Community & Professional Development:

If you already have a USER ID for the College of Exploration online campus, log-in above with your User ID and password -- and you will automatically become a member! *

If are not already a member of the College of Exploration campus: REGISTER HERE.
(This will make you a member of this project, and also allow you access to all other COE past events.)

Then, you can join the "Put Yourself on the Map" project, share resources, and participate in this online community.

* Note: As you log in, we are asking for some more information that will help us build a network, and support the objectives of the National Science Foundation's overall Climate Change Education Partnerships program (CCEP).

Please join us to support the development of climate change education in the Great Lakes region. Participate in the workshop and focus group - your feedback is valuable, and gain professional development in a collaborative setting! As well, put your school, organization, or project on our map project. Share resources with other educators of all levels (K-12, college, and informal education).

Grad Credit: One optional graduate credit in Education is available from Ashland University for $230. To register, please go to
At the bottom of that page you will be able to see a "register here" button. Once registered, please log-in to the workshop, and let us know in the Credit Room. In the Credit Room, Melissa Ryan, will communicate with you. Any questions regarding Ashland University and registration process?
Email: Wendi Bigelow Ashland Univ. Professional Development Columbus Center (614-794-4850).

Focus Group Workshop: The NSF-funded Great Lakes Climate Change Science and Education Systemic Network (GLCCSESN) team invites you to collaborate in this professional development opportunity for educators based on climate change research in the Great Lakes and obtain valuable resources for educators. The purposes of this professional development offering are to:

  1. Connect the scientific research community directly with the education community to provide information about research findings and issues about climate change in the Great Lakes;
  2. Solicit feedback from educators through an online focus group format about their use of and need for climate change curriculum and resources; and
  3. Enhance and expand a network of scientists, educators of all levels, and others interested in climate change science research and education in the Great Lakes region.

This focus group workshop will provide a wide variety of resources on climate change science and education, as well as interactive and facilitated online reflective conversations about climate change issues in the Great Lakes. The workshop will take place online asynchronously thus allowing participation at any time from any location. It is geared towards participants in the Great Lakes area but anyone is welcome to participate. It is targeted especially to middle school and high school teachers and informal institution educators, but participation is welcome from educators of all levels, including curriculum developers, government agency representatives, policy makers, non-profit organizations, university faculty and university students as well as other interested members of the public. There will be opportunities to engage with scientists and other participants.

The Great Lakes Climate Change Science and Education Systemic Network (GLCCSESN) project is funded by the National Science Foundation.  The current partners include

  • Eastern Michigan University
  • NOAA-Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab
  • University of Michigan
  • Michigan State University
  • Ashland University
  • Graham Institute for Sustainability
  • Ann Arbor Hands On Museum
  • College of Exploration 

GLCCSESN - National Science Foundation funded project

The College of Exploration is a 501c3 not-for-profit
educational organization incorporated in Virginia, USA in 1991