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Summer vacation researching lakes
The Journal Gazette (8/25)
Steve Park, a seventh-grade science teacher from Riverview Middle School in Huntington, Ind. spent a portion of his summer on an Environmental Protection Agency research vessel.

Senators announce funding for University of Michigan project
WKZO - Washington, D.C. (8/25)
Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin say that a grant for the University of Michigan will help develop models to protect Lake Erie from the effects of algal blooms.

Residents get hands-on lesson about Maumee River conditions
WTVG 13 ABC - Toledo, OH (8/25)
More than two dozen people took a two-hour look at the Maumee River and nearby facilities that impact its condition. The tour, hosted by the Lake Erie Waterkeeper, was especially important this year because of the growing algae bloom in Lake Erie.

Save the River looks to boost its education program
TWC News - Syracuse, NY (8/20)
A volunteer for a non-profit dedicated to protecting the St. Lawrence River has published a book to benefit the cause.

Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance aims to raise awareness of Bay City's schooner Appledore, other STEM teaching tools
MLive (8/20)
Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance ambassadors and board members, joined Bay City, Mich. area educators and members of the media for a STEM excursion aboard the schooner Appledore IV.

Local teachers travel to study lakes
The Journal Gazette (8/4)
An Indiana high school teacher and his brother were among the group of educators who took part in a weeklong summer program at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Mich., as part of the Great Lakes Teacher Institute.

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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