I would like to share the recognition several of our staff received at the recent Southeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative Network meeting. Brandon Schroeder, Extension educator in the Greening Michigan Institute; Tracy D’Augustino, Extension educator in the Children and Youth Institute; Steve Stewart, senior Extension educator in the Greening Michigan Institute; and Justin Selden, program instructor in the Greening Michigan Institute; were all recognized by this group for their educational efforts.
The Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative focuses on leveraging educational programs to develop knowledgeable and active stewards of the Great Lakes in the community. They collaborate with local organizations such as Michigan State University Extension to help students and teachers address important environmental issues in their communities. In the process, students learn academic content and practice the skills of problem-solving and citizenship. The work they are doing is raising awareness in communities and in young people, which will help protect our Great Lakes for years to come.
Please join me in congratulating them on their hard work and dedication to MSU Extension!