|5:30-7:30 pm, Tuesday, May 22 ~ Dinner & Dialogue: Designing A Rain Garden
Location: Bridge High School in Hancock
Chuck Palosaari, Science Teacher, Bridge High School
Dr. Jennifer Becker, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Michigan Technological University
Learn how to design a rain garden, and the benefits of rain gardens to the water quality of lakes and streams.
Find out how one school integrated the design and creation of a rain garden into their science and social studies curricula and raised studentsí awareness of where stormwater goes.
To attend, please RSVP to Loret Roberts at 482-0331 or email@example.com
The LSSI Dinner & Dialogues are designed to facilitate community-building between schools and community partners. There is no charge, and the event is open to the public. Due to space limitations, there is a limit of 40 pre-registered participants.
About the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative
Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative (LSSI) connects schools and communities in the stewardship of Lake Superior and its watershed.
Begun in 2008, LSSI now engages 14 elementary, middle and high schools, 87 teachers, 2200 students, and more than 50 community partners, including townships, village councils, government agencies and non-profit organizations.
Some of the stewardship projects underway include: creation of rain gardens, interpretive nature trails, school fruit & vegetable gardens, invasive species monitoring and control, and Adopt-a-Beach program, and much more. Since 2008, LSSI has provided $205,700 in mini-grant funds to implement these projects and get students outdoors and into their communities.
LSSI is one of 8 regional hubs of the statewide Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative. Our hub is funded through grants from the Great Lakes Fishery Trust, Wege Foundation, and others. To follow the work of LSSI, visit our website CLICK HERE or find Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative on Facebook