The Great Lakes Series @ The Library “The Lake Superior & Great Lakes Bath Tub”
The Lake Superior & Great Lakes Bath Tub” PDF File
The Portage Lake District Library presented the third in a series of monthly Great Lakes programs on Monday evening, February 12. “The Lake Superior & Great Lakes Bath Tub or More Than Just A Lake” was held from 6:30-8 pm in the community room of the new library.
Discussion included where the water in Lake Superior and all five Great Lakes comes from. How watersheds are like bathtubs, and why watersheds are important to know about! The watershed of Huron Creek in Houghton County was examined to learn why knowing about watersheds is the first step to protecting the water quality of a stream or lake.
After the opening presentation, K-6 students were invited to participate in several hands-on activities that helped them to answer the following questions about Lake Superior and the Great Lakes. Where does water go when it rains, and what goes with it? Where is all the water in the world? How much freshwater is available for human use? How does water move through Lake Superior in the water cycle? Which of the five Great Lakes has the most people living nearby? Which Great Lake has the most people? Most fish? Most pollutants? Can you name the 9 states and one province in the Great Lakes “bath tub”?
The Great Lakes program series at the Portage Lake District Library is coordinated by Joan Chadde of the Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education at Michigan Technological University with funding from the Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute and the Wege Foundation. Everyone is invited to attend library events and presentations are free.
The Great Lakes program series is coordinated by Joan Chadde of the Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education at Michigan Tech, and funded by the Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute and the Wege Foundation.
Everyone is invited to all the future Great Lakes program library events and presentations are free.
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