The Southeast Michigan Stewardship Coalition (SEMIS) is issuing funds during the 2017-2018 school year to support teachers and community educators in shaping meaningful place-based inquiry experiences with students and communities that are focused on Great Lakes Literacy and connecting students in deeper ways to their watersheds. Additionally, SEMIS is focused on helping young people engage in informed civic action that uses wisdom and knowledge gained from PBE experiences for the public good. This proposal will document a critical and ongoing planning conversation between teachers, students, community educators, and SEMIS staff.

The foundation of this year's proposal will be the SEMIS PBE planning template which you will upload at the end of this questionnaire.  You should complete your PBE planning template before beginning to work through these questions as several of the questions will ask you to refer to your planning template for details.

Eligible Requests for Support will be funded between $500 - $1000 based on need, degree of embeddedness within larger questions of inquiry, alignment with stated criteria and goals, and fund availability.  Final proposals, including online questions and uploaded PBE planning template must be submitted by October 27, 2017 to be considered for funding.