What We Do
We support K-12 educators who want to take their students' learning beyond the classroom. Groundswell students engage in community-based learning and implement stewardship projects to protect the Grand River and the Great Lakes. We provide free teacher training, project funding, connections with community partners, and individualized support based on each school’s needs and interests.
Groundswell is housed in the College of Education at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Groundswell network includes more than 30 community organizations, including non-profits, government agencies, and local businesses.
Thank you to our supporters! Groundswell is funded through the Grand Valley State University College of Education, Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative, the Wege Foundation, the Baldwin Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.
Improve teaching and learning through community-based projects and foster the next generation of environmental stewards.
Groundswell is one of nine local networks, called hubs, of the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative (GLSI) in Michigan.
We are thrilled to continuously expand our support for educators engaging students in high-quality place-based environmental education.