Inspiring exploration, appreciation, and conservation of our natural world.



PBE Plan Principal Letter of Support Template 2013-2014 School Year

PBE Plan Example Itemized Budget Narrative 2013-2014 School Year

Place-Based Education Plan Template 2013-2014 School Year


Programs and Curriculum:

Earth Partnership for Schools Rain Garden Curriculum

The Center for Ecoliteracy

Shelburne Farms: Creating a conservation ethic for a sustainable future


The Promise of Place

Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative

Place Based Education Online Video Series

Eco-Schools USA, National Wildlife Federation  

Schoolyard Habitats, National Wildlife Federation

Young Reporters for the Environment USA

Schoolyard Habitats, National Wildlife Federation 

Project, Problem and Inquiry-based Learning

Alliance for the Great Lakes

Adopt-a-Beach, Great Lakes in My World Curriculum 

Great Lakes Literacy

Recycle Smart Bingo, Resource Recovery Council 

Green Teacher

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Native American Liaison


Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation Grant

Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation

Local Resources for Field Trips/Outreach/Speakers: 

The Charter Sanctuary in Omena, Michigan


Place-Based Education: Connecting Classrooms & Communities by David Sobel

Place- and Community-Based Education in Schools by Gregory A. Smith

Into the Field: A guide to Locally Focused Teaching by Clare Walker Leslie, John Tallmadge and Tom Wessels


From the GLSI hub, Discovery Place, University of Michigan/Flint:

From Island Institute: