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University of Windsor invasive species research centre closes
CBC News (5/27)
The Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species, based at the University of Windsor, is closing because it's run out of federal funding.

Stockbridge HS invention to monitor Great Lakes pest
Lansing State Journal (5/27)
In Michigan, a team of Stockbridge High School students has spent the past year designing an underwater camera to keep tabs on the state’s fight against invasive sea lampreys. Next week their invention will get its first real test.

'Once in a lifetime ' experience: Lighthouse keeper on Lake Superior
CBC News (5/19)
A group is hiring two students to serve as lighthouse keepers this summer on Porphyry Island, about 40 kilometers east of Thunder Bay, Ont.

Superior students set sail for hands-on learning about St. Louis River, Lake Superior
Wisconsin Public Radio (5/16)
Close to 1,500 students from northern Minnesota and Wisconsin set sail for a day on St. Louis River to learn about the Great Lakes, as part of the week-long St. Louis River Quest.

Tree group aims to ‘ReLeaf’ Michigan
WKAR - East Lansing, MI (5/10)
An Ann Arbor-based organization has been planting trees all over Michigan since 1988. ReLeaf Michigan helps property owners learn about trees and how to plant them, citing their numerous benefits.

Coldwater bacteria threatens Great Lakes salmon
Charlevoix Courier (5/3)
A new study shows a bacterial disease that sickens fish whether raised in captivity or in the wild is imperiling popular salmon species in the Great Lakes Basin.

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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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