Using a Teacher Mentor Model

This project enhances the Center for Great Lakes Literacy’s vision to build a community of Great Lakes literate educators, students, scientists, environmental professionals, and citizen volunteers dedicated to improved Great Lakes stewardship.


  • Expand and strengthen our core network of experienced educators and scientists through additional training of exemplary educators interested in serving as mentor teachers
  • Further promote Great Lakes literacy by supporting educators, who want to extend learning and stewardship opportunities to students or colleagues, by way of providing stipends and guidance
  • 45 mentor teachers having worked with 100 mentees across the basin to incorporate Great Lakes education and stewardship in their educational programming

GLRI Funding:

FY 2019: $222,000
FY 2016: $202,000

Contact Info: 
Kristin TePas, IL-IN Sea Grant,