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UMD researchers reveal data from wetland studies in the Northland
KQDS-TV - Duluth, MN (7/27)
From Green Bay Wisconsin to Duluth Minnesota, research is being conducted to figure out the current status of our lakes and rivers when it comes to invasive species, and other aquatic trespassers.

Coastal Centre concerned about plastic pollution in Lake Huron
Owen Sound Sun Times (7/17)
Everyone has a role to play in turning the tide on the growing problem of plastic pollution in the Great Lakes. That's the message from Ontario's Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation outreach specialist, who is working to educate people on simple ways to help combat the issue.

Elementary Adventure Day outing provides hands-on fun
The Ashland Daily Press (7/12)
Just over half-a-dozen youngsters gathered at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, in Wisconsin, to participate in the first of this year’s three 4-H Elementary Adventure Day’s.

Summer interns help to research Lake Erie issues
The Toledo Blade (7/5)
Eleven college and university students from across the United States are studying freshwater lake issues this summer at the University of Toledo’s Lake Erie Center.

Anglers enlisted in water fight
Great Lakes Echo (6/29)
A recent study by researchers at Cornell University, in N.Y., revealed that anglers in the Great Lakes region are aware of and concerned about the threat of aquatic invasive species (AIS).

Lake State opens Sea Grant office
Sault Ste. Marie Evening News (6/29)
Lake Superior State University officially welcomed its new Michigan Sea Grant office to campus with a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday morning.

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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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