Great Lakes Research and Education Center Partnerships

Dr. Richard Whitman of the Lake Michigan Ecological Research Station shares E.coli research findings with teachers at the Great Lakes Institute
U.S.G.S. scientist conducts presentation for teachers at Indiana Dunes State Park

photo by Wendy Smith

The Great Lakes Research and Education Center establishes public-private partnerships that involve a wide range of individuals, organizations, and agencies. Collaboration with other research and education partners assures that the most effective and rigorous science is communicated to the public. The GLREC promotes transfer of scientific information to park managers and the public to enhance the preservation and protection of natural and cultural resources in the network parks.

Dr. Joy Marburger teaches citizen scientists to collect data for U.S.G.S. sponsored purple loosestrife research project
Volunteers learn protocol for U.S.G.S. purple loosestrife monitoring project.

photo by Wendy Smith

Federal Partners:

U.S. Geological Survey

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service

Great Lakes Inventory and Monitoring Network

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Northwest Indiana/Chicagoland teachers learn about citizen science program at Great Lakes Institute
Staff from the Alliance for the Great Lakes shows teachers how to conduct a water quality monitoring test for E.coli.

photo by Wendy Smith

Nonprofit partners:

A large number of nonprofit partners collaborate with individual network parks and the GLREC. These include but are not limited to:

Alliance for the Great Lakes

Dunes Learning Center

Isle Royale Institute

Save the Dunes

Shedd Aquarium


Last updated: April 10, 2015

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Mailing Address:

1100 North Mineral Springs Road
Porter, IN 46304


(219) 395-1882
Indiana Dunes Visitor Center phone number.

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