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MSU conference explores need for greater international cooperation to protect vital global watersheds
MLive (11/25)
A recent Michigan State University workshop focused on water rights and improving cross-border policies for the protection of the great waters of the world.

VU students testing area waters
The Northwest Indiana Times (11/21)
Students of Valparaiso University, Ind., were at Lake Michigan to work on water quality measurements for an Environmental Protection Agency education project.

Forest Hills students put surf boards to the test in Lake Michigan
MLive (11/20)
Surf’s up! Well at least it was for some lucky students from Forest Hills Public Schools on Thursday, Nov. 19. Twenty students from each of the district’s three high schools had an opportunity to surf 10- to 12-foot waves at Grand Haven State Park, Mich.

City says yes to dock sale
Traverse City Record-Eagle (11/3)
In Traverse City, Mich., commissioners agreed to sell the coal dock marina to a group of nonprofit organizations focused on Great Lakes history, education and environmental protection to expand use for nonprofits and construct new, modern facilities.

TVDSB high school students learn about importance of Great Lakes
St. Thomas Times-Journal (10/31)
Participants at the Lake Erie Student Conference spent the day in Port Stanley, Ont., taking demonstrations on water quality testing, commercial fishing, birds of prey and the threat of invasive species.

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

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
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.
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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