Lake Superior Binational Forum Honors Hagley

Cindy Hagley on public television explaining the importance of building relationships between educators and scientists. Credit: WDSE/WRPT.

Cindy Hagley on public television explaining the importance of building relationships between educators and scientists. Credit: WDSE/WRPT, www.wdse.org/shows/almanac.

Cindy Hagley, Minnesota Sea Grant's Environmental Quality Extension Educator, received the Outstanding Educational Programming for Youth and Teachers Award at the Lake Superior Binational Forum's annual Environmental Stewardship Awards Program in July. Hagley earned this recognition for her work with the Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE) Great Lakes. This work encompassed helping to organize a highly successful youth symposium about Lake Superior and her skill at bringing scientists and educators together aboard the Environmental Protection Agency's research vessel, Lake Guardian.

Hagley, who stepped off the R/V Lake Guardian yesterday with the scientists and educators participating in the most recent COSEE Great Lakes excursion, said, "Raising scientific literacy, especially regarding the Great Lakes, isn't my job, it's my calling. I'm aware that I would not be able to influence science curriculum without outstanding educators, colleagues, and researchers to work with. I feel like this recognition from the Lake Superior Binational Forum honors all of us involved in COSEE Great Lakes efforts."

The Lake Superior Binational Forum is a partnership involving small businesses, environmental organizations, industry, Native Americans, First Nations and academia. Its purpose is to provide input and analysis to the U.S. and Canadian governments about critical issues relating to Lake Superior such as discharge of toxic substances, pollution prevention and restoration efforts. For a full list of this year's award recipients, go to: www.superiorforum.org/forum.

For information about COSEE Great Lakes, the recent Shipboard and Shoreline Science Workshop, and other Great Lakes opportunities for educators, go to: http://coseegreatlakes.net.

Posted on July 28, 2011


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