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University of Windsor invasive species research centre closes
CBC News (5/27)
The Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species, based at the University of Windsor, is closing because it's run out of federal funding.

Stockbridge HS invention to monitor Great Lakes pest
Lansing State Journal (5/27)
In Michigan, a team of Stockbridge High School students has spent the past year designing an underwater camera to keep tabs on the state’s fight against invasive sea lampreys. Next week their invention will get its first real test.

'Once in a lifetime ' experience: Lighthouse keeper on Lake Superior
CBC News (5/19)
A group is hiring two students to serve as lighthouse keepers this summer on Porphyry Island, about 40 kilometers east of Thunder Bay, Ont.

Superior students set sail for hands-on learning about St. Louis River, Lake Superior
Wisconsin Public Radio (5/16)
Close to 1,500 students from northern Minnesota and Wisconsin set sail for a day on St. Louis River to learn about the Great Lakes, as part of the week-long St. Louis River Quest.

Tree group aims to ‘ReLeaf’ Michigan
WKAR - East Lansing, MI (5/10)
An Ann Arbor-based organization has been planting trees all over Michigan since 1988. ReLeaf Michigan helps property owners learn about trees and how to plant them, citing their numerous benefits.

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.

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Alien Invaders: A zebra mussel issue investigationfree sample lesson
Grade level: 9-12Date:  1995Program cost:  $12.00
Description: An interdisciplinary case study focused on zebra mussels and designed to educate students about the potential dangers of invading exotic species and the importance of preserving native ecosystems.
 
Bell Live! The Great Lakes: A Superior Adventurefree sample lesson
Grade level: 4-8Date:  2000Program cost:  $30.00
Description: Bell Live is a virtual field trip to Lake Superior, accompanied by demonstrations and experiments. The curriculum is divided into four sections each providing a variety of activities and experiments related to that topic, and backed up by on-line information and activities.
 
Biological Control of Purple Loosestrifefree sample lesson
Grade level: 9-12Date:  2001Program cost:  $8.00
Description: This program gives students a practical application of invasive species management focusing on Purple Loosestrife. Students assess the plant diversity in an infested wetland, raise and apply beetles in a marsh as a control agent, and monitor the results.
 
Caring for Planet Earth: The Great Lakes (Volume 1)free sample lesson
Grade level: 3-12Date:  1997Program cost:  $0.00
Description: A game-based, interactive CD-ROM program takes learners on a journey of discovery through the Great Lakes. It is designed to strengthen decision-making and problem-solving skills as well as to promote an understanding of the Great Lakes.
 
Environmental Rediscoveries (Schoolship)free sample lesson
Grade level: 7Date:  2000Program cost:  $0.00
Description: Students have the opportunity to become "sailors and scientists" for a day, learning about the ecosystem of Presque Isle Bay, Lake Erie. On board, students operate sampling equipment, and then return shoreside to analyze their samples.
 

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