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GLREC Partnerships

Dr. Richard Whitman of the Lake Michigan Ecological Research Station shares E.coli research findings with teachers at the Great Lakes Institute

U.S.G.S. scientist conducts presentation for teachers at Indiana Dunes State Park

photo by Wendy Smith

The Great Lakes Research and Education Center establishes public-private partnerships that involve a wide range of individuals, organizations, and agencies. Collaboration with other research and education partners assures that the most effective and rigorous science is communicated to the public. The GLREC promotes transfer of scientific information to park managers and the public to enhance the preservation and protection of natural and cultural resources in the network parks.

 
Dr. Joy Marburger teaches citizen scientists to collect data for U.S.G.S. sponsored purple loosestrife research project

Volunteers learn protocol for U.S.G.S. purple loosestrife monitoring project.

photo by Wendy Smith

Federal Partners:

U.S. Geological Survey
http://www.usgs.gov/

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
http://www.epa.gov/epahome/topics.html

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
http://www.fws.gov/

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/

Great Lakes Inventory and Monitoring Network http://www.nature.nps.gov/im/units/GLKN/

COSEE - Great Lakes
http://coseegreatlakes.net/

 
Northwest Indiana/Chicagoland teachers learn about citizen science program at Great Lakes Institute

Staff from the Alliance for the Great Lakes shows teachers how to conduct a water quality monitoring test for E.coli.

photo by Wendy Smith

Nonprofit partners:

A large number of nonprofit partners collaborate with individual network parks and the GLREC. These include but are not limited to:

Alliance for the Great Lakes http://www.greatlakes.org

Dunes Learning Center http://www.duneslearningcenter.org

Isle Royale Institute http://iri.mtu.edu/index.htm

Save the Dunes http://www.savedunes.org

Shedd Aquarium http://www.sheddaquarium.org

 

Did You Know?

A 3 story round house stacked like a cake with windows all around it taken in 1933

“Century of Progress” homes at the 1933-1934 Chicago World’s Fair showcased innovative building materials and designs. In 1935, developer Robert Bartlett moved five of these houses to Beverly Shores. These homes are being restored.