Marine DebrisDon’t want your kids, grandkids, nieces, and nephews missing out on a good Great Lakes education during this time of social distancing? We’ve got you covered! We have collected and will continue to collect fun activities that you can do solo or with your family that are Great Lakes and Northwest Ohio centered. Read on for some great online resources! 

For scientific information and fun colorful activities for all ages about marine debris, NOAA Marine Debris Activities, and Curricula have great activities that are perfect for a Marine Debris centered quarantine day. Click here for NOAA marine debris: Activities and Curricula 

If you are looking for curricula that is more structured, Ohio Sea Grant has made their educational resources available. These resources are from Stone Laboratory and The Center for Great Lakes Literacy. With fun labs and activities, it is a great hands-on experience of the Great Lakes from home. Click here for Ohio Sea Grant: Ohio Educators Resource

The Great Lakes Alliances weekly webinars from on Monday morning at 9:30 am are family-friendly and a great way to add some structure to the week. They are running 8 webinars starting April 6. Click here for more information:  H.O.M.E.School

For our master gardeners, conservation agencies and organizations, stormwater professionals, and landscape companies and consultants, the University of Purdue extension have created a 5-part webinar series on landscape design tailored to absorb stormwater runoff (e.g., rain gardens). For more information please click:  University Rainscaping Education Program