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Information about Great Lakes coastal issues and place-based learning.

Ecological Restoration of Wisconsin Point, Great Lakes Quest

Great Lakes Quests are learning activities about coastal issues in Wisconsin that use clues in story maps to encourage inquiry-based learning. This quest explores ecological restoration projects on Wisconsin Point in Superior, Wisconsin.

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Healthy and Resilient Beaches in Racine, Great Lakes Quest

Great Lakes Quests are learning activities about coastal issues in Wisconsin that use clues in story maps to encourage inquiry-based learning. This quest explores beach restoration projects in Racine, Wisconsin.

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Fishing Heritage of Two Rivers, Great Lakes Quest

Great Lakes Quests are learning activities about coastal issues in Wisconsin that use clues in story maps to encourage inquiry-based learning. This quest explores the rich commercial fishing heritage of Two Rivers, Wisconsin.


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Protecting the Kenosha Dunes, Great Lakes Quest

Great Lakes Quests are learning activities about coastal issues in Wisconsin that use clues in story maps to encourage inquiry-based learning. This quest explores a plan to protect a unique natural area in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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Great Lakes Coastal Resilience Planning Guide

The guide helps local officials in Great Lakes communities address existing hazard-related threats, as well as the effects of climate change. These tools incorporate geospatial data, science-based information, and visualizations, and were piloted in coastal Wisconsin.

NOAA Digital Coast Partnership led by the Association of State Floodplain Managers

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Stories and Science of the St. Louis River Estuary

This website connects aquatic science research on the impact of human development in the St. Louis River watershed and estuary with stories of important local resource issues and place-based learning activities. Topics include fishing, shipping, wild ricing, recreation, community and restoration.

UMN-Duluth, UW-Madison and UW-Superior

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People of the Sturgeon, Story Map

This story map provides a new way to experience the message of the book “People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin’s Love Affair with an Ancient Fish.”

Wisconsin Sea Grant

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ICAN and the Wisconsin Coastal Atlas, Story Map

Wisconsin Sea Grant, representing the Wisconsin Coastal Atlas, has been an active member of the International Coastal Atlas Network. This story map journal shares the growth and accomplishments of ICAN and how Wisconsin has collaborated to build an interoperable coastal web atlas. It was first developed as a presentation at the Esri Ocean GIS Forum in November 2014.

Wisconsin Sea Grant

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Paddle-to-the-Sea, Google Lit Trip

Google Lit Trips let people experience the journeys in great literature. 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.

Wisconsin Sea Grant

Summary | KML file | Google Lit Trips
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Big Two-Hearted River, Google Lit Trip

Google Lit Trips let people experience the journeys in great literature. 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.

Wisconsin Sea Grant

Summary | KML file | Google Lit Trips

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