Edmunds Cental students study Great Lakes ecology


August 3, 2022

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One of the highlights of the Great Lakes field experience, Edmunds Central students returned soaked after experiencing the full fury of Niagara Falls. For millennia this 160-foot barrier protected the Great Lakes from introductions of new species. This barrier was eventually breached by the building of the Erie and Welland Canals.

Eleven Edmunds Central students and two Edmunds Central staff traveled to the Great Lakes July 25-31 as part of a field experience based on a book study of The Death and Life of the Great Lakes.

The trip was funded thanks to a NOAA Planet Stewards grant.

Throughout the week, students learned about Great Lakes ecology and how aquatic invasive species have changed the Great Lakes. Furthermore, students learned about how their introduction has impacted South Dakota or may impact South Dakota in the future with additional aquatic invasive species making their way into our state from the Gr...

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