Students will participate in a hike around their local nature space/place and make observations about what is happening in that natural place. They will try to answer questions like, ‘What is new?’ ‘What is different?’ ‘What has changed?’
Question of the Day for Early Childhood -Winter
Continue the classroom discussions about Phenology and the Lake Superior Watershed with these questions relating to Winter
Question of the Day for Early Childhood Classes – Fall
Use these questions relating to Phenology and the Lake Superior Watershed to get young learners to think about their "Neighborhood".
Question of the day for Early Childhood-Spring
Spring has arrived! Here are some questions to get the discussion going about what is happening right outside the classroom!!
Saltwater vs. Freshwater
Students will learn about the differences between saltwater and freshwater, where they are found, what water is in Lake Superior and the animals of both types of water.
Satellite Photo of the St. Louis River Estuary
This is a current satellite photo of the St. Louis River Estuary. This is a great tool to aid your students in finding their place in the watershed.
Savanna Portage: Readers Theater
The Savanna Portage was the crucial link between the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Gulf of Mexico. Its discovery and usage created an interesting and important mix of cultures between Native Americans, Voyageurs, fur trading companies, and other explorers.
Students will observe and investigate the properties of snow and snowflakes as a means to learning about states of matter.
St. Louis River Map Quest
This lesson is a map quest that incorporates maps, land, government, and bodies of water. Using maps and a legend students will discover the different governing entities that are responsible for certain parts of the river and determine if the land is federal, state, city, or tribal.
Sum of the Rivers
Students will see maps of Lake Superior and the St. Louis River to compare the sizes. Students will then each draw a portion of either the St. Louis River or a river near their school that flows into the St. Louis River or Lake Superior. They will make connections that every part of the river can impact the health of the rest of the river and of Lake Superior.