Great Lakes Awareness Day 2017
Pennsylvania Sea Grant and the Center for Great Lakes Literacy (CGLL) hosted Great Lakes Awareness Day on May 1, 2017 at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center in Erie, PA. The event gave 160 Erie middle and high school students the opportunity to share projects they had researched and implemented during the school year.
The Center for Great Lakes Literacy is a collaborative effort led by Sea Grant educators throughout the Great Lakes watershed, with the goal of fostering informed and responsible decisions that advance basin-wide stewardship.
Great Lakes Awareness Day 2017 participants included students from Fairview High School, Fort LeBoeuf High School, Iroquois Elementary, Our Lady’s Christian School, Perseus House Maritime Center, Chautauqua Lake Community School, Collegiate Academy and Penn State Behrend.
In addition to the students, 154 visitors toured the student posters and displays. Read on for photos and links to displays and posters
Quotes from Iroquois Elementary students:
“This event was very educational and we learned a lot about environmental issues. We had a lot of fun.” – Madalyn Chew and Grace Abele, 5th grade
"It was great to discuss our personal research with our peers.” – Isabel Moser, 6th grade
"I think this was a great opportunity to discover different points of views about the environment." - Emma Conti-Windle, 6th grade
Quotes from Our Lady's Christian School students:
“I feel that we now have a better understanding of our environment and how we need to help it.” Jake Walden, 7th grade
“I really like it, I learned a lot and saw a lot. One of the most interesting things I saw was the Bee Project.” Joshua Kanne, 7th grade
“I learned many things about how our environment is suffering from pollution, etc. and I extremely want to help.” Daniela Shaughnessy, 7th grade
“Attending this GLAD was very interesting. I learned about what I can do as an individual to help the community and the earth.” Francis Mizner, 7th grade
Group Projects 1.pdf Alternative Energy, CAFOs, Earth Healthy Life Hacks, Aquatic Invasive Species
Group Projects 2.pdf Pesticides & Pollinators, Asian Carp, Marine Pollution, Microplastics
Group Projects 3.pdf Fresh Water Habitats, Packaging Problems, Plastic Bags, Plastic vs. Reusable Bottles
Group Projects 4 (1).pdf Pollinator Decline, Renewable Energy, Wildlife Trafficking