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Helping Hands:
Restoring Great Lakes Habitat


This curriculum can engage upper elementary and high school students in Great Lakes environmental stewardship. It is designed for schools located in Areas of Concern (AOC) but can apply to any Great Lakes community where large scale environmental cleanup projects are ongoing.

For additional online resources including presentations and education standard alignments, visit

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To request answer keys, please contact Caitie Nigrelli at or 312-886-1430

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