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Virtual Field Trips: The Great Lakes

The Great Lakes, also called the Great Lakes of North America, are a series of large interconnected freshwater lakes in the upper mid-east region of North America that connect to the Atlantic Ocean through the Saint Lawrence River.  That is a LONG WAY from here.  And there are still state-to-state travel restrictions due to COVID.  But you can still find out what makes these lakes great with a series of virtual field trips presented by Great Lakes Now.  Learn more about the importance of coastal wetlands, the danger of algal blooms, and take a deep dive into Lake Sturgeon.  You might also want to take a peek at this TEDEd video and this How Stuff Works article.

Check out these books from Hoover Public Library to explore even more!
The Great Lakes by Janet Piehl (ebook also on Hoopla)
Great Lakes by Kimberly Valzania
Lake Ontario and Lake Superior by Anne Ylvisaker
Michigan: The Great Lakes State by Amy Rechner

There are also lots of great titles just available on Hoopla!
Conserving the Great Lakes by Walter LaPlante
History of the Great Lakes by Emily Jankowski
People of the Great Lakes by Ryan Nagelhout
Plants and Animals of the Great Lakes by Walter LaPlante
Visiting the Great Lakes by Michael Rajczak
Waterways of the Great Lakes by Walter LaPlante

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