Global Connections

Have you ever stopped to think about how the Great Lakes and other area freshwater lakes and streams are linked to the world?s oceans? Global water resources are connected in one magnificent system, and the actions we take here in the Northland have a ripple effect. That is the simple message of Global Connections, a new exhibit wall at the entrance to our saltwater gallery.

This gateway exhibit features some of our old friends from Seahorse Secrets. These delicate saltwater creatures remind us of nature?s fragile balance. We are part of a global environment, and water quality issues that affect our native species impact seahorses, corral reefs, and ecosystems around the world.

Learn more: Seahorses

Global Connections also includes interactive and video elements that talk about watersheds and how water flows through the Great Lakes Basin. Spend some time exploring this new exhibit area, and make the global connection!