The following material has been adapted from Earl Morse's website: Exploring Your Lake With Kids <http://www.earlmorse.org/colaeducation/exploring_your_lake_with_kids.html>.
Aboard the Melinda Ann: On the Water Activities
(click on any of the following activities to learn more about it and download the full program)
Activity 1: Measuring Water Clarity with a Secchi Disk
Activity 2: Plankton Tow, Introduction to Food Webs and Phytoplankton
Activity 3: Taking the Lake's Temperature to "See" Lake Stratification
Activity 4: Using a Benthic Dredge to Identify Insects in the Sediments
Activity 5: Examining Life in the Depths with the ROV
Aquatic Invasive Species
Includes an introduction to aquatic invasive species - what they are, why we care about them, and what we are doing about it - as well as information about invasive species currently in Maine and additional resources for educators. Click here to learn more!
Includes an introduction to water clarity including how it is measured, what it means, and what we are doing to keep the quality at its best. There are several links to outside resources with lesson plans about water quality as well as many other environmental topics. Click here to learn more!
Maine Congress of Lake Associations
855-4-ME-COLA - E-mail Maine COLA