Since 1998, UW-Extension staff at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center have developed research based environmental education curriculum for grades pre-k through high school that address issues affecting Lake Superior’s coastal environment and communities. We are happy to share them with you!
A 12-series multi-disciplinary curriculum for middle school and above students that challenges learners to understand a freshwater estuary or coastal wetland system through mapping and sampling activities, applying this knowledge to identify issues affecting the system, and taking action to resolve them.
Fish Creek Estuary Exploration Curriculum
A 6-unit curriculum for middle to high school level learners that uses a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding the ecological, historic, cultural, hydrological characteristics of freshwater estuaries. Developed for use on the Fish Creek Estuary in Ashland, WI by Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center UW-Extension educators; this curriculum can be modified for use in other wetland environments. Includes a Fish Creek Reference Guide.
Paddle Through Time Curriculum
This innovative curriculum explores the relationship between natural resources, economic development, and society’s needs from the fur trade era to today. Originally developed for use in a 34-foot voyageur canoe, this curriculum investigates the sustainability of past uses of Lake Superior’s coastal resources. It integrates Ojibwe cultural perspectives, including an important choice we are facing if we are to live more sustainably.
service learning website for middle and above learners. Investigate critical issues affecting the Lake Superior Region, as identified by the Lake Superior Binational Program. Learn how to take action in your community to help solve them.
”Firesouls on the Chequamegon Bay… Passions and Partnerships for Sustainability”
Other UW-Extension Environmental Resources
Take a look at one of our many available UW-Extension Natural Resources publications.