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MSU conference explores need for greater international cooperation to protect vital global watersheds
MLive (11/25)
A recent Michigan State University workshop focused on water rights and improving cross-border policies for the protection of the great waters of the world.

VU students testing area waters
The Northwest Indiana Times (11/21)
Students of Valparaiso University, Ind., were at Lake Michigan to work on water quality measurements for an Environmental Protection Agency education project.

Forest Hills students put surf boards to the test in Lake Michigan
MLive (11/20)
Surf’s up! Well at least it was for some lucky students from Forest Hills Public Schools on Thursday, Nov. 19. Twenty students from each of the district’s three high schools had an opportunity to surf 10- to 12-foot waves at Grand Haven State Park, Mich.

City says yes to dock sale
Traverse City Record-Eagle (11/3)
In Traverse City, Mich., commissioners agreed to sell the coal dock marina to a group of nonprofit organizations focused on Great Lakes history, education and environmental protection to expand use for nonprofits and construct new, modern facilities.

TVDSB high school students learn about importance of Great Lakes
St. Thomas Times-Journal (10/31)
Participants at the Lake Erie Student Conference spent the day in Port Stanley, Ont., taking demonstrations on water quality testing, commercial fishing, birds of prey and the threat of invasive species.

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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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