My Water, Our Water
The Great Lakes Basin provides a wealth of material to develop the five themes of geography and instill the virtues of philanthropy and environmental stewardship. Learners read and explore how waterways became polluted. They test water using the scientific method. They explore the interrelationships and responsibilities of all stakeholders: individuals, businesses, industry, government and nonprofits as stewards of the Great Lakes Basin and other waterways.
Participants discuss the attributes and benefits of local water resources and ecosystems. They identify the interrelatedness of humans and the environment, and how we treat the water impacts our lives.
Participants identify the impact of humans on lakes and rivers and their respective ecosystems, and citizen responsibility to protect the waterways.