Calumet Stewardship Initiative


The CSI Education Team connects young people and their families to nature in the Calumet region. Through environmental education programming, teacher professional development workshops, and public events, our member organizations engage diverse audiences in exploration of the region’s rich biological and cultural heritage.

We believe that environmental education is an essential component of young people’s education. Our Education Team works to ensure that environmental education is broadly accessible throughout the region. Toward that end, CSI member organizations coordinate programming and resources to integrate environmental education into school curricula. We are also working together to track environmental education programming in the region. In 2011, this information was mapped to show trends in regional environmental education. CSI partners are using the data collected during our 2011 environmental education survey to deepen our impact in the region, and to expand environmental education opportunities to children of all ages. By working together, we hope to give young people the knowledge and skills they need to conserve theregion’s biological diversity and cultural heritage now and in the future.

Visit our calendar of events to learn about upcoming environmental education opportunities.


CSI Partners and teachers at the 2007 Conserving Calumet workshop at Hegewisch Marsh. Photo credit: Betsy Quail, The Field Museum. 2007.


Students from Liberty Elementary School filling out their Mighty Acorns journals during “free exploration” time at Cressmoor Prairie Hobart, IN. Photo credit: Leslie Mancilla, The Field Museum. October 11, 2011.

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