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Welcome Students and Teachers!


Are you teaching Grade 8 Water Systems? Look no further!

Explore the ‘For Teachers’ section for links to the Ontario Curriculum and more information about how to use this resource in your class to support teaching and learning.


Browse ‘The North American Great Lakes’ section and ‘The Steward’s Toolkit’ for information and resources about the North American Great Lakes.


Start by picking a ‘Case Scenario’ to work on.

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  • In the Great Lakes, they’re battling ice, and time
    An intricate ballet plays out each January on the northern Great Lakes as freighters scramble to make final deliveries of iron ore to steel mills and the Coast Guard carves paths through ice-clogged shipping routes in a rush before the Soo Locks close for the season. Read and view the... Read more »
  • 2017 flooding has cost Toronto C$8.45 million
    According to city staff in Toronto, the flooding in 2017 that shut down Toronto Island Park for three months and devastated waterfront areas has cost the city’s parks, forestry and recreation division at least C$8.45 million. Read the full story by the Toronto Star.... Read more »