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New stewardship programs aim to teach students how to care for Great Lakes
Upper Peninsula Second Wave (10/15)
The Upper Great Lakes Stewardship Institute is the newest among several regional hubs across Michigan with the goal to educate students on good environmental stewardship for the Great Lakes and their watersheds.

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.
Great Lakes Geography

5 | Introduction to the Great Lakes

Lake Huron highlighted in yellow.

Lake Huron is the third largest of the Great Lakes by volume, holding nearly 850 cubic miles of water. The shores of Huron extend more than 3,800 miles and are characterized by shallow, sandy beaches and the rocky coasts of Georgian Bay. Lake Huron is 206 miles wide and approximately 183 miles from north to south. Home to many ship wrecks, the lake averages a depth of 195 feet.

Fun Facts
Pt. Aux Barques, Michigan, on Lake Huron. Click for a larger image. Lake Huron has the longest shoreline of the Great Lakes, counting the shorelines of its 30,000 islands.

Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron is the largest freshwater island in the world.

More about Lake Huron
More about Manitoulin Island

Graphics: Basin map with Lake Huron highlighted; Pt. Aux Barques, Michigan, on Lake Huron.

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