Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire Great Lakes curiosity, stewardship, and passion. Students develop an appreciation for the Great Lakes aboard our traditionally-rigged tall ship schooners, along the shoreline, and in the local wetland. The Great Lakes comprise 20% of all the available fresh water needed to sustain life on earth. We believe the future sustainability of the Great Lakes rests in all of our hands which is why we focus on research and STEM education. Through hands-on, experiential learning activities for people of all ages, participants gain the knowledge needed to understand the commitment necessary for the long-term stewardship of the Great Lakes.