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Central Michigan University opens interactive Great Lakes exhibit
WWTV-TV - Cadillac, MI (4/19)
The Great Lakes are the shining jewel of Michigan. And now there's a kid-friendly exhibit featuring the beautiful bodies of water.

60,000 trees and counting
Erie Times-News (4/17)
Sixty thousand and counting. That's how many trees and shrubs have been planted by Crawford County students in 16 years, in environmental projects sponsored by the Crawford County Conservation District and Pennsylvania state Bureau of Forestry.

Presque Isle an academic draw for Gannon students
Erie Times-News (4/10)
In Pennsylvania, Presque Isle State Park has long been a draw for tourists looking for the perfect place to swim and sunbathe. But the park, Presque Isle Bay and Lake Erie are also a draw for another group: science-minded students and their teachers.

TEACH Calendar of Events
What's going on in your neighborhood this month? Meet other people and learn together at recreational and educational events! Our new dynamic calendar is updated daily with current educational events.
Environment

TEACH: Environment explores the environment of the Great Lakes region, which is blessed with huge forests and wilderness areas, rich agricultural land, hundreds of tributaries and thousands of smaller lakes, and extensive mineral deposits. Environmental issues of concern range from threats to divert water out of the Great Lakes basin to the introduction of nonindigenous invasive species and airborne toxics into the basin. Protection of water quality and sustainable development remain long-term goals.

topics:
Great Lakes fish and fishing Great Lakes fish and fishing
In the Great Lakes region you'll find one of the world's largest freshwater fisheries. Learn about familiar fish species in the lakes, threats to the fish population, and tips on how to keep safe. And have you ever wondered how much the largest fish ever caught in the Great Lakes weighed? Read on!

Great Lakes Native Flora Great Lakes native flora
The native flowers and trees of the Great Lakes states and provinces are diverse and beautiful, and contribute to the unique character of the region. Learn about native flora, why native flowers and trees are important, and what threatens their growth. And then take a quiz to test your floral knowledge!

Water levels on the Great Lakes Water levels on the Great Lakes
Water levels are part of the ebb and flow of nature. Learn about the three types of water level fluctuations, how levels are measured on the Great Lakes, and what's causing the recent drop.


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