The learn section of the Wisconsin Coastal Atlas provides information about Great Lakes coastal issues and place-based education.
Paddle-to-the-Sea, Google Lit Trip
Paddle-to-the-Sea, a picture book written and illustrated by Holling C. Holling, teaches children and adults alike about the natural and cultural wonders of the Great Lakes. It remains timely seven decades after its initial publication. Follow "Paddle-to-the-Sea", a carving of a young Indian boy in a canoe, on a journey through all the Great Lakes. This Google Earth application shows the path of Paddle's journey to the sea.
Google Lit Trips
Up River Quest, ARIS
In Up River, players use their iPhone or iPad to "interact" with virtual characters located at three locations in the St. Louis River Estuary - Canal Park, Rice's Point and Grassy Point. Your "quest" is to create a meal from resources found in and around the estuary. Along the way, you become physically immersed in the estuary, exploring tourist attractions, industrial sites and restored habitats. To complement these real-world experiences, you also access geo-located stories and science via your mobile device.
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Up River article
Great Lakes Waves Lessons, GLOS
Students learn about how to analyze wind and wave data as a decision-support tool in the context of the famous historical wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. This lesson provides the opportunity for students to perform a retrospective investigation of the meteorological conditions that led to the shipwreck and explore how modern data sources could help prevent such a disaster. Additionally, students use weather maps to plan a "safe route" for the ship to navigate through the storm. This lesson was prepared to support the educational mission of the Great Lakes Observing System.
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includes lesson, worksheet with key, powerpoint slides and background reading)
Wisconsin Great Lakes Chronicle
, Wisconsin Coastal Management Program
Aquatic Sciences Chronicle
, University of Wisconsin Aquatic Sciences Center
Wisconsin's Great Lakes
, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Great Lakes Information Network
, Great Lakes Commission
Great Lakes Environmental Atlas
, USEPA and Environment Canada
Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Wisconsin Great Lakes Education Clearinghouse
, Environmental Education in Wisconsin
Great Lakes Literacy Principles
, Centers for Ocean Sciences and Education Excellence-Great Lakes
Great Lakes Mapping Mashups: How to Develop Your Own Great Lakes Web Mapping Applications
, UW Sea Grant
Big Two-Hearted River, Google Lit Trip
The Big Two-Hearted River by Ernest Hemingway was initially published in 1925 and recounts a trout fishing trip near Seney, Michigan in the eastern Upper Peninsula. This Google Earth application marks the sequence of features described in the essay and weaves science on stream ecology, entomology, and water resource management into the spatial narrative.
Google Lit Trips
Barker's Island Quest, ARIS
In the Barker's Island Quest, players use their iPhone or iPad to "interact" with virtual characters located at the headquarters of the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve in Superior, Wisconsin. Your "quest" is to help a stranded ship captain get back on his journey. Along the way, you figure out the origins of Barker's Island and how people and wildlife that make use of the island and surrounding estuary.
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UW Sea Grant
State Cartographer's Office
Robinson Map Library
University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, 1975 Willow Drive FL 2, Madison, WI 53706-1177 ph 608-262-0905
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