Fostering Environmental Awareness through Outreach & Education

Abstract (150 words max): 
The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe is continuously working to foster environmental awareness through its outreach program. Efforts are focused internally and externally to promote stewardship of natural resources and complete restoration projects to improve local water quality. The outreach program targets individuals of all ages and seeks input from the community on ways to engage the community.
Presenter 1 Name: 
Taylor Brook
Presenter 1 Organization: 
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe
Presenter 1 Biography: 
Taylor Brook completed her Bachelor’s at Central Michigan University in Environmental Health and Safety, and is currently working on her Master of Public Administration. She previously worked as a student with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, before accepting her current position with the Tribe as Watershed Outreach Coordinator. In her position, she is responsible for educating the Tribal Community about water resources topics, and identifying partners for the Tribe to work with to improve water quality. She works hard to ensure that youth have the opportunity to explore environmental science and get involved though fun, hand-on activities!