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Resources for Educators

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Science Institute for Educators
K-12 educator opportunities in Duluth and Finland, Minn. Meet scientists, learn about Lake Superior.
The Story After the Storm Series
The Story After the Storm series examines the aftermath of Duluth's 2012 flood.
COSEE Great Lakes
Advancing Great Lakes and ocean science education by developing partnerships between scientists and educators.
Water on the Web
This is a Web-based national curriculum for colleges and high schools that provides real data, primers, data interpretation, Geographic Information Systems tools, and more.
LakeSuperiorStreams.org educational resources
An awareness of watershed processes can begin at an early age. The curricula provided by LakeSuperiorStreams.org will assist you in preparing lessons for pre-school through highschool students.
Partners in Education Program
This collaboration between Minnesota Sea Grant and the Great Lakes Aquarium enables University of Minnesota Duluth education students to volunteer to work with education professionals.


A-maze-ing Lake Superior
Twenty-nine activities about Lake Superior for kids and adults ages 8 and up. Includes mazes, word puzzles, and fun facts!
Exploring Science Writing: An Environmental Focus
Ideal for grade 8-12 classes in English, journalism, and science, this workbook includes assignments and various writings about science and natural resources.
Lake Superior Game
In this game designed for groups, a bucket of water representing Lake Superior either gradually becomes polluted and depleted, or not, depending upon the choices made by players.
Great Lakes Basin Maps
Five 12x16 maps of each Great Lake and its basin, complete with additional information. A sixth map opens to 17x22" and features the entire Great Lakes System.
Sea Grant Files
Minnesota Sea Grant partners with KUMD Radio (103.3FM), an independent public radio station on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus, to produce The Sea Grant Files. The audio series focuses on aquatic science and water-related challenges in Minnesota and across the Great Lakes. Michael Monroe provided and performed the introductory music.

Aquatic Invasive Species Materials for Educators

Adopt a HabitattitudeTM
Adopt a HabitattitudeTM are innovative and engaging activities to help students (grades 6-12) learn about and how to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. Using alignment tables, educators can integrate the curriculum into classrooms and learning environments.
Nab the Aquatic Invader!
A fun way to learn about aquatic invaders. By using this site you can check out lots of unusual species that create real problems in the Atlantic, Pacific, Gulf, and Great Lakes regions.
Attack Packs
A rucksack filled with materials to help teach students and other groups about Great Lakes aquatic invasive species, the problems they cause and what can be done.
Biological Control of Purple Loosestrive, 4-H Leader’s Guide & Youth Manual
Youths can contribute to controlling loosestrife if provided with the right tools and adult guidance.
Community Stewardship Projects on Exotic Aquatic Species
This booklet provides summaries of 15 community stewardship projects created by students to increase awareness about aquatic invasive species.
Exotic Species Compendium of Activities to Protect the Ecosystem
Mussel Menace! instructors training package
An instructor's training package about the problems caused by zebra mussels and how to prevent their spread.
Traveling Trunks
Rent a trunkload of aquatic invasive species educational materials.


Ask a Scientist
Explore scientific topics with experts and friends in the relaxed atmosphere of a local coffee house.

For Educators:


Cynthia Hagley
Environmental Quality Educator

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