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K-12 Educational Materials on Science and the Environment-Reference Books Available (on loan) from GEM Center for Science and Environmental Outreach at Michigan Tech University 105 Dillman Hall  or   Phone: (906)487-3341, Fax: (906)487-1620,  or  Email: jchadde@mtu.edu

Reference Books:

Essentials of Oceanography  by Tom Garrison. 1994. (Outstanding high school/college text that covers all aspects of oceanography.  Lots of illustrations, data, etc.) Grades 7-12

Great Lakes: An Environmental Atlas and Resource Book  (Outstanding compilation of information and maps about the Great Lakes) Grades 3-12

Life of the Great Lakes by Michigan Sea Grant Extension at Michigan State University. (Reference and video tells the story of the world's greatest freshwater fishery.) Grades 3-12

Life of the Great Lakes—A Guide to Great Lakes Fishery Education Materials  by Michigan Sea Grant Extension at Michigan State University. Grades 5-12

The Great Lakes: An Environmental Atlas and Resource Book by EPA  (Outstanding compilation of information and maps about the Great Lakes) Grades 5-12

Important Forest Trees of the Eastern United States USDA (Tree identification) Grades 3-12

Insects Golden Guide (Identification of North American insects) Grades 3-12

The Life of the Great Lakes  Michigan Sea Grant  (Tells the story of the world's greatest freshwater fishery) Grades 5-12    

Pond Life Golden Guide (Common plants & animals of North American ponds & lakes)   Grades 1-8

Questions and Answers about Forest Animals by Michael Chinery Grades 2-8

Oceans by David Lambert (Information on many aspects of the ocean) Grades 3-9

Pond & River  by Eyewitness Books.  (Discover in close-up illustrations the ecology of plants and animals that make freshwater habitats their home. Grades 3-9

Primer on Limnology  by Bruce Monson.  1992.  University of Minnesota.  Covers all aspects of  limnology.  Grades 7-12

Reptiles and Amphibians Golden Guide (Common reptiles & amphibians of North America) Grades 3-12

Seas and Oceans by Usborne, 1996.  Covers a wide variety of marine topics, including
geography, marine wildlife, shipping and navigation, deep sea exploration, and environmental threats. Grades 3-7

Under the Sea by Frank H. Talbot.  1995.  Lots of pictures and information on underwater geography, life in the sea, exploring the oceans, ocean mysteries, and marine resources.      Grades 4-9

Water and Ground Water Issues in Marquette County (Reference for teachers) Grades 6-12

Water Quality Indicators Guide:  Surface Water USDA (Examines agricultural related nonpoint source pollution, how to identify pollutants, and recommends best management practices (BMPs) to reduce or eliminate pollution) Grades 7-12

Wetlands Plants and Plant Communities of Minnesota and Wisconsin US Army Corps of Engineers (Describes wetland plants and plant communities of Minnesota and Wisconsin; applicable in general to wetlands of the entire Great Lakes Region) Grades K-12