UNITED STATES Considering Michiganders’ ongoing water woes, Nestlé’s request to pump 576,000 gallons of water each day from the Great Lakes Basin was highly controversial. But despite deep public opposition, the state concluded that the company’s plan met with legal standards. (Detroit Free Press) Health, hygiene, commerce … use our activity to help students understand how people use freshwater. Teachers, scroll down for a quick … Continue reading Michigan OKs Nestlé’s Water Extraction Plan
SCIENCE For the first time, a wolf has been tracked crossing an ice bridge into northern Michigan’s Isle Royale National Park. (Nat Geo News) Use our family activity guide to learn more about gray wolves, or use the educator guide to get a grasp of these creatures for the classroom! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including … Continue reading Why Did the Wolf Cross the Road?
SCIENCE Deep below the surface of Lake Huron, scuba-diving researchers have found an elaborate network of hunting blinds and animal-herding structures dating back roughly 9,000 years. (USA Today) Can you find the sunken treasure? Discussion Ideas The USA Today article reports that 9,000 years ago, water levels in Lake Huron were about 76 meters (250 feet) lower than they are today. The shallower lake exposed … Continue reading Ancient Hunting Camp Found Beneath Lake Huron