The Great Lakes provide a unique educational opportunity to students and residents of all ages. Two new tools from Michigan Sea Grant help bridge that connection: Teaching Great Lakes Science and Great Lakes FieldScope.

“These resources are designed to encourage people to explore the Great Lakes,” said Elizabeth LaPorte, Michigan Sea Grant director of communications and education services. “Our University of Michigan Sea Grant team worked with key partners to develop Teaching Great Lakes Science and Great Lakes FieldScope. Educators and others will find complete lessons, data sets, educator resources and a very dynamic mapping tool.”

Leading Great Lakes scientists, including Donald Scavia, Thomas Johengen and David Schwab, contributed scientific content.

“These two new online tools are excellent examples of translating important scientific content into practical applications, in this case, for helping educators and students better understand the Great Lakes,” said Scavia, director of U-M’s Graham Sustainability Institute. “I’m very glad to have contributed.”

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Getting to Know Great Lakes FieldScope

Want to learn more about FieldScope? Check out the free two-part webinar hosted by Michigan Sea Grant and National Geographic Education. Part 1 is scheduled for Nov. 19 and Part 2 is set for Dec. 5.

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