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Grand River Watershed
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Margaret Holtschlag

Margaret Holtschlag
1120 Bonanza Drive
Okemos, MI 48864
517-230-8268 (cell)

Margaret Holtschlag is the creator and director of the BIG Lesson Programs in Michigan (Annie's BIG Nature Lesson, BIG Zoo Lesson, BIG History Lesson, BIG Science Lesson). She was Michigan Teacher of the Year 1999, and National Teacher of the Year 2000 finalist, elementary teacher in Haslett Public Schools, and adjunct instructor at Michigan State University for the South Africa Study Abroad program.

Shari Dann

Shari L. Dann Ph.D
147B Natural Resources Bldg, MSU
East Lansing, MI 48824
517-432-0267 (office)

After catching her first huge bass at only age 4, Shari was “hooked” on the outdoors! She grew up in rural New York state, but moved to the heart of the Great Lakes region (central Michigan) in 1985 to take her dream job – Extension specialist at MSU teaching teachers and youth about the outdoors and caring for the environment! She has been on the faculty ever since, and earned her Ph.D. degree in the human dimensions of fisheries management and conservation education in 1993. As an Associate Professor, she designs and researches conservation education and stewardship programs, such as the GRAND Learning Network, Project FISH, the Michigan Conservation Stewards Program, and many more! Still the best job in the world….and she even gets to go fishing once in awhile!

Mark Stephens (primary contact)

Mark Stephens
131 Natural Resources Bldg,
MSU East Lansing, MI 48824
517-432-2700 (office)

Mark is an Education Program Coordinator for Michigan State University through the Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resource Studies. His major focus is to get kids outdoors through fishing and aquatic resource education with a program called Project F.I.S.H. (Friends Involved in Sportfishing Heritage) Working not only in Michigan but, nationally with organizations, manufacturers and dedicated educators, he tries to create excitement in learning through our natural resources. “As a dad of two kids, I know how the out of doors can help inspire kids. I just don’t want kids to miss that growing up”

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  Mark Stephens
131 Natural Resources
Bldg, MSU
East Lansing, MI 48824
517-432-2700 (office)
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