Great Lakes Innovative Stewardship Through Education Network
What is GLISTEN?
GLISTEN is a program that is lead by the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement at the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. It is a three-year project that will harness the expertise and innovation of college faculty and undergraduate students in 8 states and 2 Canadian provinces to promote stewardship of the Great Lakes.
What is its goal?
This program aims to engage students in service learning while simultaneously benefiting a community organization. Zach Moore, the University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) GLISTEN Stewardship Liaison, has been working for the SLRA this summer coordinating the monitoring program. With the experience gained during the summer, he will assist classes from UMD in completing monitoring events.
How are we involved?
The St. Louis River Alliance is 1 of 20 community-based organizations involved in the GLISTEN program. Through this program, students in various undergraduate courses at the University of Minnesota Duluth will help in the collection of water quality assessment data to gain valuable hands-on experience in the field of water quality monitoring. At the same time, the St. Louis River Alliance will gain valuable data that was collected by the students. Through this dynamic relationship, all parties will benefit.
Where can I learn more?
Check out the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement’s website to learn more: http://ncsce.net/glisten/