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Coastal Centre concerned about plastic pollution in Lake Huron
Owen Sound Sun Times (7/17)
Everyone has a role to play in turning the tide on the growing problem of plastic pollution in the Great Lakes. That's the message from Ontario's Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation outreach specialist, who is working to educate people on simple ways to help combat the issue.

Elementary Adventure Day outing provides hands-on fun
The Ashland Daily Press (7/12)
Just over half-a-dozen youngsters gathered at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, in Wisconsin, to participate in the first of this year’s three 4-H Elementary Adventure Day’s.

Summer interns help to research Lake Erie issues
The Toledo Blade (7/5)
Eleven college and university students from across the United States are studying freshwater lake issues this summer at the University of Toledo’s Lake Erie Center.

Anglers enlisted in water fight
Great Lakes Echo (6/29)
A recent study by researchers at Cornell University, in N.Y., revealed that anglers in the Great Lakes region are aware of and concerned about the threat of aquatic invasive species (AIS).

Lake State opens Sea Grant office
Sault Ste. Marie Evening News (6/29)
Lake Superior State University officially welcomed its new Michigan Sea Grant office to campus with a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday morning.

Stone Lab hosts series of experts to discuss lake
Port Clinton News Herald (6/28)
In Ohio, people looking to learn more about the issues facing Lake Erie will have several opportunities this summer to hear firsthand from the experts in the field who deal with those issues every day.

TEACH Calendar of Events
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TEACH: Great Lakes Law & Policy

6 | Resources and More Information

Canada
Environment Canada
The Canadian government's ministry of the environment. Our Great Lakes focuses on Great Lakes issues. The Québec Region also deals with Great Lakes issues.
 
Freshwater Web Site
Environment Canada's water web site providing information on water legislation, management and culture.
 
Government of Canada site
Provides information on the government's programs and services, and citizen initiatives. The About Canada page provides a detailed overview of the country.
 
Roles of Canadian government officials
The British Monarchy
Governor General
Prime Minister
 
Canada's Parliament
Provides information on parliamentary programs, senators and House of Commons members, and the day-to-day activity of the Parliament.
 
How Government Works
An interactive primer on who does what to whom and why inside the federal government of Canada.
 
How Canadians Govern Themselves, 4th Edition
Explores Canada's parliamentary system, from the decisions made by the Fathers of the Confederation, to the daily work of members of Parliament.
 
Facts About Canada
Provided by the National Atlas of Canada, this fact book will help you find statistics by using tables, maps and images depicting the geographic features of Canada. Includes a variety of quizzes for students!

United States
FirstGov.gov
The official web site for searching the U.S. Government, providing federal, state, local and topical information.
 
U.S. Federal Government
House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
U.S. Supreme Court
 
The White House
Provides information about the President's and Vice President's family, current activities of the president, as well as the White House for Kids section.
 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The government organization charged with handling issues of the environment. The U.S. EPA has a Great Lakes National Program Office.
 
THOMAS
Provides online resources for the U.S. Congress, such as bills, congressional records and committee reports.
 
Office of the Clerk
Obtain copies of public documents from the House of Representatives, and find historical information on the House and past U.S. elections.
 
This Nation
Provides an online textbook on American government and politics, as well as a library of historical government documents, supreme court decisions, political essays and images. Requires free registration.
 
Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
Provides educational information for students from grades K-12.
 
Project Vote-Smart
Provides reliable information on candidates and election issues, including a guide to the U.S. political parties.

Additional References:
Dworsky, Leonard B and Allee, David J. A Critique of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement on its 25th Anniversary, Cornell University, Spring 1997.

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