On YouTube: Exploring the Great Lakes with a New York Sea Grant Basin Bin
New York's Great Lakes: Ecosystem Education Exchange - News

Buffalo, NY, June 10, 2019 - Through a partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York Sea Grant (NYSG) has introduced a new wave of teachers to the Great Lakes Basin Bins, which are each filled with educational materials, curricula, information and preserved specimens. 

As the first grade students from Sheridan Hill Elementary share in the video above, there's a wealth of resources and classroom activities included in these GLEEE (Great Lakes Ecosystem Education Exchange) Basin Bins. In the clip, the students teach viewers what they've learned about the Great Lakes through the materials in the bins.

The Basin Bins include 25 hands-on resources such as a life-size replica of a Lake Sturgeon, Round goby and Sea Lamprey specimen, a resource notebook full of fact sheets and much more. The bins are classroom-ready with Great Lakes-related activities to help educate students on ecosystem topics ranging from dichotomous keys to overall Great Lakes knowledge. 

For more information, please visit: https://goo.gl/L2cmjZ.

And to find out more about GLEEE, please visit www.nyseagrant.org/gleee.

More Info: New York Sea Grant

New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York (SUNY), is one of 33 university-based programs under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Sea Grant College Program.

Since 1971, NYSG has represented a statewide network of integrated research, education and extension services promoting coastal community economic vitality, environmental sustainability and citizen awareness and understanding about the State’s marine and Great Lakes resources.

Through NYSG’s efforts, the combined talents of university scientists and extension specialists help develop and transfer science-based information to many coastal user groups—businesses and industries, federal, state and local government decision-makers and agency managers, educators, the media and the interested public.

The program maintains Great Lakes offices at Cornell University, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Oswego and the Wayne County Cooperative Extension office in Newark. In the State's marine waters, NYSG has offices at Stony Brook University in Long Island, Brooklyn College and Cornell Cooperative Extension in NYC and Kingston in the Hudson Valley.

For updates on Sea Grant activities: www.nyseagrant.org has RSS, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube links. NYSG offers a free e-list sign up via www.nyseagrant.org/nycoastlines for its flagship publication, NY Coastlines/Currents, which is published quarterly. Our program also produces an occasional e-newsletter,"NOAA Sea Grant's Social Media Review," via its blog, www.nyseagrant.org/blog.

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