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Summer vacation researching lakes
The Journal Gazette (8/25)
Steve Park, a seventh-grade science teacher from Riverview Middle School in Huntington, Ind. spent a portion of his summer on an Environmental Protection Agency research vessel.

Senators announce funding for University of Michigan project
WKZO - Washington, D.C. (8/25)
Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin say that a grant for the University of Michigan will help develop models to protect Lake Erie from the effects of algal blooms.

Residents get hands-on lesson about Maumee River conditions
WTVG 13 ABC - Toledo, OH (8/25)
More than two dozen people took a two-hour look at the Maumee River and nearby facilities that impact its condition. The tour, hosted by the Lake Erie Waterkeeper, was especially important this year because of the growing algae bloom in Lake Erie.

Save the River looks to boost its education program
TWC News - Syracuse, NY (8/20)
A volunteer for a non-profit dedicated to protecting the St. Lawrence River has published a book to benefit the cause.

Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance aims to raise awareness of Bay City's schooner Appledore, other STEM teaching tools
MLive (8/20)
Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance ambassadors and board members, joined Bay City, Mich. area educators and members of the media for a STEM excursion aboard the schooner Appledore IV.

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Great Lakes: On the map

Great Lakes: On the map

What borders what?
The Great Lakes are in North America, straddling the border of both the United States and Canada. View a continental perspective of the Great Lakes. If you stood on the moon, you could see the lakes and recognize the familiar wolf head shape of Lake Superior, or the mitten bounded by lakes Michigan, Huron and Erie.

Lake Superior is bordered by the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and the province of Ontario.

Lake Michigan is the only lake that is fully contained within the United States, bordered by Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana.

Lake Huron is bordered by the state of Michigan and the province of Ontario.

Lake Erie is bordered by the states of Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York and the province of Ontario.

Lake Ontario is bordered by the state of New York and the province of Ontario.

The St. Lawrence River is not a Great Lake, but is an important part of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence system, leading to the Atlantic Ocean. The St. Lawrence River is bordered by the state of New York and the provinces of Ontario and Québec.

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