Center for Science and Environmental Outreach

The Center for Science and Environmental Outreach (CSEO) has operated for almost two decades, reaching out to stakeholders locally, statewide, and across the upper Great Lakes region. K–12 students and teachers and the community comprise the center’s constituency. “Bringing people to the water and water to the people” is the center’s watchword. The CSEO office is housed in the GLRC, just down the hall from the first-floor main entrance.



Activities and events organized by the CSEO focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects and include:

  • after-school science classes,
  • summer science camps,
  • teacher institutes,
  • GM's Ride the Waves science excursions,
  • the Lake Superior Celebration,
  • Sustainability Film Series
  • Family Science & Engineering Nights,
  • the Annual Lake Superior Celebration,
  • the Western UP Science & Engineering Festival, 
  • the Biennial Lake Superior Youth Symposium and
  • the Annual Lake Superior Water Festival
  • High School STEM Internships for Under-Represented Students
  • Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative (Leadership Team, Mentor, Teacher PD)

Please visit the CSEO blog page for the most current activities and events.  

The CSEO is a co-leader of the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative.

Contact Us

  • Joan Chadde, Director
  •  Dr. Lizzie Montgomery, Outdoor Science Investigations Field Trip Coordinator
  • Lloyd Wescoat, Education Program Specialist

"These (Family Science & Engineering Nights) are such good programs with a feel-good atmosphere about them - and really get the parents and students engaged and working together."
Joe Panci 
Conservation Education Coordinator
Ottawa National Forest

Sustainability Film & Facilitated Discussion Series


Date & Time: 7:00-8:00 pm, Thursday, May 20, 2021
Cost:  FREE. $5 suggested donation per film to support Sustainability Film Series is appreciated. Make donation online
Location: Online. Register HERE to receive the FREE zoom link (via email) to view the film (on your own during a specified time) and to participate in the facilitated discussion on May 20th.
What would the world look like in 2040 if we actually implement the solutions for climate change that already exist in 2019? It’s the premise of a new documentary from Australian filmmaker Damon Gameau. Accessible, informative and optimistic look at solutions to the climate crisis-- a rare climate documentary with an optimistic message.
Discussion Facilitators:
Jessica Daignault, PhD candidate, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Michigan Technological University. She is a member of a multi-disciplinary global team investigating methods for reducing household food, energy, and water (FEW) consumption. She contributes to life cycle assessment modeling to quantify the direct and indirect environmental impacts of FEW consumption, including greenhouse gas emissions and water resources impacts. Jessica also works to develop new methodologies to quantify the water use impacts of electricity generation in a rapidly changing grid. 
View Event Flyer Here

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Investigating the Lake Superior Food Chain

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