A Regional Research Network
Focused on Just Sustainability
in the Lower Great Lakes
Who We Are
The OUTSTEPS community platform is a dynamic growing organization designed to support and enhance more integrated interactions between practitioners, community stakeholders and researchers from urban, rural and Indigenous communities in watersheds along the Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, Niagara River, Saint Clair River, and the Upper Saint Lawrence River.
Lake Erie at Crystal Beach Ontario
Crystal Beach Ontario Photo by Leah Feor
Crystal Beach Ontario looking toward Buffalo NY Photo by Leah Feor
What We Do
Making A Difference
Transdisciplinary research to co-produce knowledge
Respectfully integrate western science with Indigenous knowledge
Support next generation of researchers and leaders
Co-production of knowledge is a sharing of power with stakeholders and researchers working together to develop the agenda, design and implement the research and interpret, disseminate and implement the findings.
Redman, et al 2021
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant 1929917 - A Conference Organizing Urban Transects for a Sustainable Transformation of Economic Partnerships across the Lower Great Lakes (OUTSTEP-LGL).
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.