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Fostering Connections to Freshwater Ecosystems
Activities that can inspire students in grades 3-12 to become environmental stewards and passionate problem solvers
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October 20, 2017
Green Teacher

Originally appears in the Fall 2017 issue

Photo: Nancy Carlson

Those of us lucky enough to live in the Great Lakes region have been gifted a vital, natural resource that provides us with incredible opportunities. The Great Lakes provide drinking water to 40 million people and jobs to thousands. They’re home not only to us, but to over 3,500 other species. While the Great Lakes are unique in their size and beauty, students can also make personal connections while exploring the freshwater ecosystems in their own communities. Have your students visited lakes, rivers, streams, ponds or other sources of freshwater in your region?

When we have the chance to bring students out to a local beach, river, wetland, or other ecosystem, students describe their experiences in these natural areas as relaxing, peaceful, beautiful and happy. By continuing to encourage this appreciation for the lakes and other freshwater ecosystems, we can help foster an ongoing ethic of care and responsible decision making surrounding these resources.


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