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Attack Pack

This kit features twelve lessons for a variety of ages that relate to invasive species in the Great Lakes.

The Watershed Game

The Watershed Game helps students understand the relationship between land uses within a watershed, water quality, and their community. Working in teams, students apply tools (practices, plans, and policies) to decrease water pollution while balancing financial resources. The goal for the activity is to reduce pollution from various land uses to the stream without going… View More

Freshwater Estuary/Wetlands Model: Exploring Estuary and Wetland Functions

As the St. Louis River flows into Lake Superior, it creates a freshwater estuary.  This dynamic area can provide several important aquatic habitats; open water, sediment on the bottom and wetlands along the shoreline. Students will observe the characteristics of wetlands and estuaries through the use of a model and identify their importance to the health of aquatic… View More

Wild Rice Detective

Students will learn about the life cycle of wild rice and traditional harvesting methods. Then, students will solve mysteries concerning damage and predation to wild rice specimens using inquiry-based scientific methods and real-life data.

Forestry Management

Collect real-life data and simulate, in a board game setting, all the factors that play into management of a forest ecosystem.

Water Drop Activity

An introduction to wastewater and storm that helps students understand the benefits of clean water.

Decoding Diatoms

Students will practice microorganism identification using local water samples and apply this understanding to a study of diatoms found in Lake George.