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Coldwater bacteria threatens Great Lakes salmon
Charlevoix Courier (5/3)
A new study shows a bacterial disease that sickens fish whether raised in captivity or in the wild is imperiling popular salmon species in the Great Lakes Basin.

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.
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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