Grant Recipient: The Stewardship Network
Grant Award: $15,000
Lake Basin: Erie, Huron, Michigan, Superior
Project Location: areas across the Great Lakes basin, with a focus on Michigan
Project Description: The Stewardship Network will develop and distribute Field Workshop Kits that will enable sponsors and practitioners of workshops and workdays to quickly and effectively plan and host science-based events. The Field Workshop Kit will consist of guidelines, science-based educational tools, presentation templates, supply lists, and a vetted presenter list. Kits will be available both physically and digitally. All assets in the kit will be initially custom-developed by topic, and 60 different versions of the kits, based on the most-popular topics, will be developed. The Stewardship Network will produce eight copies of each kit, for a total of 480 physical kits. These kits will address the growing need for standardized tools for the efficient planning and facilitation of stewardship workshops and workdays.