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Summer vacation researching lakes
The Journal Gazette (8/25)
Steve Park, a seventh-grade science teacher from Riverview Middle School in Huntington, Ind. spent a portion of his summer on an Environmental Protection Agency research vessel.

Senators announce funding for University of Michigan project
WKZO - Washington, D.C. (8/25)
Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin say that a grant for the University of Michigan will help develop models to protect Lake Erie from the effects of algal blooms.

Residents get hands-on lesson about Maumee River conditions
WTVG 13 ABC - Toledo, OH (8/25)
More than two dozen people took a two-hour look at the Maumee River and nearby facilities that impact its condition. The tour, hosted by the Lake Erie Waterkeeper, was especially important this year because of the growing algae bloom in Lake Erie.

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Great Lakes Environmental Issuesfree sample lesson
Grade level: 7-12Date:  1997Program cost:  $8.00
Description: An Earth Systems activity book covering a range of environmental issues in the Great Lakes: resource use, water quality, bioaccumulation of toxins in the food chain, human health risks associated with eating contaminated fish, watershed management issues, and oil pollution.
 
Great Lakes in My Worldfree sample lesson
Grade level:  K-8Date:  2005Program cost:  $40.00
Description: A complete Great Lakes Unit which looks at the lakes and lake issues, sand dunes, wetlands, human communities, history, geology and water flow. A real issue, problem-solving focus provides authentic learning and opportunities for action.
 
Great Lakes Instructional Materials for the Changing Earth Systemfree sample lesson
Grade level: 5-12Date:  1995Program cost:  $0.00
Description: An Earth Systems activity manual that addresses global climate change, biodiversity, estuaries, and shipping. The activities make extensive use of data sets, but hands-on components help give meaning to the data.
 
Great Minds? Great Lakes!free sample lesson
Grade level: 3-5Date:  1990Program cost:  $0.00
Description: Students follow the journey of the research vessel Lake Guardian as it travels from lake to lake introducing them to some of the more compelling environmental problems affecting the Great Lakes of the early 1990's.
 
Inland Seas Education Association (Schoolship)free sample lesson
Grade level: 5-12Date:  2005Program cost:  $5.00
Description: This half-day schoolship experience is supplemented by pre- and post-trip activities in the classroom. It is a hands-on, multi-disciplinary program organized by learning stations linked to important Great Lakes concepts.
 

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