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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.

Central Michigan University opens interactive Great Lakes exhibit
WWTV-TV - Cadillac, MI (4/19)
The Great Lakes are the shining jewel of Michigan. And now there's a kid-friendly exhibit featuring the beautiful bodies of water.

60,000 trees and counting
Erie Times-News (4/17)
Sixty thousand and counting. That's how many trees and shrubs have been planted by Crawford County students in 16 years, in environmental projects sponsored by the Crawford County Conservation District and Pennsylvania state Bureau of Forestry.

Presque Isle an academic draw for Gannon students
Erie Times-News (4/10)
In Pennsylvania, Presque Isle State Park has long been a draw for tourists looking for the perfect place to swim and sunbathe. But the park, Presque Isle Bay and Lake Erie are also a draw for another group: science-minded students and their teachers.

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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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