Professional development for teachers is a part of the Grand Traverse Stewardship Initiative’s (GTSI) mission.
Teachers gathered at the Boardman River Nature Center outdoor pavilion for an interactive presentation about solar power and how colors absorb sunlight. They chose to either create color wheels, practicing geometry techniques that their students could use, or assemble a solar bird bath.
Inland Seas’ Jeanie Williams and Lindsey Hartrey engaged teachers in Lake Michigan fish identification and data interpretation. They also showed an underwater video of their lake sampling technique!
A Dinner & Dialogue followed, where community partners and potential contacts met to discuss school projects and ideas with GTSI teachers. As Kim Ranger from Elk Rapids School District wrote: Last night’s dinner was great, from the tables, to the food, to the conversation!
Thank you to all of the community partners that attended last night’s dinner!