The video series was made possible by a grant from the Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network (WIN) and the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative. It is coordinated by University Outreach at the University of Michigan-Flint.

Video 1: Principles of Place-Based Education (PBE)

Video 2:  Building School/Community Partnerships

Video 3: PBE and Sustainable Communities

Video 4, Part 1: Designing PBE Projects through Community Mapping

Video 4, Part 2: Designing PBE Projects with Student Voice and Choice, and the Earth Force Process

Video 5: Authentic Assessment of Student Achievement

Video 6: Working Outdoors with Students

Video 7: Connecting PBE to Curriculum Standards


Environmental Racism: an ecumenical study guide
Mapmaking with Children
Place-based Education Video Series - Additional Resources
Developmental Stages in Civic Action Projects


Please contact Leyla Sanker to share your thoughts on the video series.

Discovering PLACE

Discovering PLACE is a program of University Outreach at the University of Michigan-Flint, which works to implement place-based education in local schools. Place-based education seeks to immerse students in what is local – the environment, culture, heritage and art of a specific place – and use those unique community characteristics as the basis for the study of language arts, social studies, science, mathematics and art. Click here to learn more.