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Title: GLIN: What's New and Notable

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01 February 2008

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National Ocean Sciences Bowl

GLIN Site of the Month The National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB®) is an academic competition for high school students designed to generate interest and excitement about science and our oceans and Great Lakes. Each February, more than 300 schools and 2,000 students participate and compete at 25 regional NOSB sites. This educational program is managed by the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, which is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization that represents 95 of the leading public and private ocean research education institutions, aquaria and industry with the mission to advance research, education and sound ocean policy. Great Lakes NOSB competitions (open to the public) will be held in Ann Arbor, Mich., and Stony Brook, N.Y. (Feb. 9); and in Milwaukee, Wis., and Pittsburgh, Pa. (Feb. 23).

Great Lakes Aquatic Nonindigenous Species Information System (GLANSIS)

Great Lakes Aquatic Nonindigenous Species Information System (GLANSIS) At this "one-stop" information source you'll find profiles and distribution maps for more than 70 percent of the 185 established nonindigenous aquatic species in the Great Lakes.

The Conservation Foundation

The Conservation Foundation is a not-for-profit land and watershed protection organization. The mission of the Foundation is to preserve open space and natural lands, protect rivers and watersheds, and promote stewardship of our environment.

Opportunity 08: Preserving the Vital Center -- Renew the Economy of the Industrial Heartland

The United States is undergoing a profound economic restructuring, due to pressures of globalization and the rising knowledge economy. America's Great Lakes region, once the core of the nation's industrial production and wealth creation, is losing ground rapidly. Opportunity 08 aims to help 2008 U.S. presidential candidates and the public focus on these critical issues. Position Paper | Fact Sheet

2008 Great Lakes Summer Student Fellowship Program

2008 Great Lakes Summer Student Fellowship Program This fellowship program provides students with an opportunity to conduct research in the Great Lakes region under the mentorship of an individual scientist or professional. Summer fellowships are available in a broad range of fields including Aquatic Ecology, Outreach and Education, Maritime Archaeology, Data Analysis, Fisheries, and Wetlands/GIS.

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Great Lakes Commission
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