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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.
Great Lakes Geography

2 | Introduction to the Great Lakes

The Great Lakes basin watershed. Click for a larger image.

Kids enjoying the Great Lakes. Click for a larger image.The Great Lakes watershed includes part or all of eight U.S. states (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York) and the Canadian province of Ontario. Today, more than 33 million people inhabit this drainage basin: more than one-tenth of the population of the United States and one-quarter of the population of Canada.

Detailed Map: The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River system

Graphics: Map of the Great Lakes basin watershed; kids enjoying the Great Lakes.

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