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Education Committee

Educational programming is guided and supported by a committee that meets periodically throughout the school year to discuss the status of projects, suggest improvements, and consider new initiatives.  The committee consists of Friends of the Rouge staff, members of the Friends of the Rouge Board of Directors, current and former Rouge Education Project teachers, and other community members that have an affiliation and interest in our educational programs.  If you are interested in learning more or joining this committee, please email Erin.

Current Education Committee Members

David Bydlowski
Science Consultant &
Aerokats & Rover Education Network | NASA | GLOBE | Wayne County RESA Liaison

Erin Cassady
Education Manager
Friends of the Rouge

Steve Grosinske
Huron Valley Lutheran High School

Chester Marvin
Technician, retired
General Motors – Romulus Engine

Alyssa McConkey
Program Manager
Earth Force

Noah Mehalski
Bloomfield Township – Department of Public Works

Judy Morlan
Teacher, retired
Brownell Middle School – Detroit

Amanda Peterson
Project Consultant
Arch Environmental Group

Diane Sampson
Teacher, retired
Logan Elementary School – Detroit

Brandy Siedlaczek*
Storm Water Manager
City of Southfield

*Current member of the Friends of the Rouge Board of Directors

2021-2022 Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held from 4:30PM – 6:00PM on the following days:

September 28, 2021
October 26, 2021
November 23, 2021

January 25, 2022
March 22, 2022
May 24, 2022