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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.

Goal of UWM habitat study is to help restore fisheries in river
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (6/25)
Led by University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Freshwater Sciences, a habitat study's goal is to identify habitat that supports estuary fish and recommend strategies to protect, encourage and connect these habitats in harbor revitalization and habitat restoration plans.

Funding milestone reached for Aquatic Research Lab expansion
The Sault Ste. Marie Evening News (6/13)
Both houses of Michiganís legislature have approved nearly $9 million in funding for an expansion of Lake Superior State Universityís successful Aquatic Research Lab (ARL).

Students dive, document Sheboygan shipwreck
Sheboygan Press (6/13)
A team of budding nautical archaeologists from East Carolina University dove below the waves of Lake Michigan to discover what treasures lay hidden on the sandy bottom.

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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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