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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
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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.
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Habitat Hideout

Students learn to identify preferred fish habitats to help them locate fish “hideouts” when they go fishing.
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Food Chain Tag

Students discover how energy flows and is transferred between the interdependent organisms of an ecosystem.
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Water Drop Activity

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