The 2021-2022 college yr marked the primary complete college yr when the dept’s Lending Station, an environmental training useful resource, has been to be had to Michigan educators.
The Lending Station pieces assist lecturers teach scholars in regards to the Nice Lakes, their ecosystems, stewardship, conservation, and recovery of those herbal sources.
Right through the previous college yr, roughly 1,400 scholars and people have interacted with the lending station.
“The lending pieces can enhance educators via concerning their hands-on water high quality courses and permitting scholars to look how contamination affects groundwater, floor water, watersheds and the Nice Lakes,” notes Chrissie Pearce, of EGLE’s Environmental Improve Department. “Scholars will even learn to save you issues on the resources and transform knowledgeable on how water may also be stored protected and blank.”
Lending Station fabrics are to be had year-round and include EnviroScape 3D fashions, groundwater fashions, and water checking out backpack kits with alternative portions. Pieces were lent to private and non-private colleges, environmental training teams, universities, and municipalities. They’ve been used at science festivals, environmental trainings, occupation festivals, Earth Day occasions, and STEM/STEAM neighborhood occasions.
An outline of the to be had modules is to be had at the Environmental Lending Station webpage, together with a check-out button to order fabrics.
Investment for the fabrics comes from the Nice Lakes Recovery Initiative.