The goal of Wisconsin Sea Grant’s education efforts is to increase Great Lakes literacy across a broad spectrum of people—from preschoolers to the public, from Ph.D. candidates to public officials. We recognize that education takes place in a wide variety of ways and settings, from classrooms to shipboard science workshops to local breweries hosting informal science talks for adults. We hope that learning about the Great Lakes is a lifelong endeavor.
For educators (and their student learners)
Wisconsin Sea Grant provides hands-on experiences and education resources to formal and informal educators to promote Great Lakes literacy. Our programs and resources are available to educators throughout Wisconsin, including pre-K through 12th grade formal educators and administrators; museum, nature center, and library staff; the homeschooling community; and anyone interested in offering Great Lakes programming.
- Professional learning for educators
- Educational resources – kits, lessons and more
- Great Lakes, Great Reads [at your HOMES]
- The Wisconsin Water Library
- Join our education listserv
- 2024 Great Lakes BioBlitz!! NEW
For students (graduate and post-graduates)
Wisconsin Sea Grant provides support for undergraduate and graduate students and post-graduate fellows, including opportunities to practice stakeholder engagement and actionable science. We also seek to connect students with the full range of Sea Great activities and Great Lakes-related employment opportunities.
- Scholarship and fellowship opportunities
- Summer outreach opportunities
- Career resources
- Actionable science student opportunities
- Sea Grant student alumni, mapped across the world
Wisconsin Sea Grant participates in outreach in a variety of ways. Staff travel the state and participate in informal education events; our librarian provides water-related storytimes in preschool classrooms and and public libraries; staff present programming that weaves together art, science and the humanities; and staff all infuse Great Lakes education in the Wisconsin Idea. Follow our social media channels to follow our outreach activities.
- Art and science
- River Talks speaker series
- Lake Talks speaker series (archive)
- Wisconsin Water Library
Current education projects
To find current education projects, browse our 2020-22 Directory of Projects and People in our publications store.