Grand Valley State University College of Education

Groundswell is a place-based environmental education program in the College of Education at Grand Valley State University. The program’s mission is to get students outside and learning through their communities. We model and support effective teaching pedagogy through community-based projects that address a real environmental need. Student engagement and learning through these projects help foster the next generation of environmental stewards. With an extensive professional development program focused on the E-STEM fields, we help teachers incorporate inquiry-based education and Next Generation Science Standards into their practice. We also connect schools to community organizations and provide funding for student-led stewardship projects.

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