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May 26, 2020

H.O.M.E.School Week 8: Plastic Pollution

This week, students will learn how the Great Lakes and the land around them – called the Great Lakes watershed or basin – are connected. What we do on the […]


May 18, 2020

H.O.M.E.School Week 7: Boating and Knots

Boats have a long history on the Great Lakes. From the first birchbark canoes, to the schooners and steamships of the 1800s, to the massive freighters of today, people have […]


May 11, 2020

H.O.M.E.School Week 6: Native and Invasive Species

So many fantastic plants and animals call the Great Lakes their HOMES. In this lesson, you’ll learn the difference between native and invasive species. You’ll learn how invasive species came […]


May 4, 2020

H.O.M.E.School Week 5: Food Chains & Food Webs

So many fantastic plants and animals call the Great Lakes their HOMES. Their habitats are in or near the Great Lakes because that’s where they find the food, water, and […]


April 27, 2020

H.O.M.E.School Week 4: Habitats

The Great Lakes are our H.O.M.E.S. They’re also the HOMES of many plants and animals. The places we enjoy visiting – like beaches, dunes, forests and wetlands – are home […]


April 20, 2020

H.O.M.E.School Week 3: Earth Week

It’s the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day and we’re celebrating our big blue planet. This week, we’ll have three special activities for H.O.M.E.School students and their families.  This week, we […]


April 13, 2020

H.O.M.E.School Week 2: Watersheds and the Water Cycle

Water, water everywhere, but where does it go? This week, students will look at a Great Lakes watershed map and watch a simple experiment about the water cycle. Then they’ll […]


April 6, 2020

H.O.M.E.School Week 1: Maps

As the poet, farmer, and environmental activist Wendell Berry once said, “If you don’t know where you are, you don’t know who you are.” Our first H.O.M.E.School activity asks students […]


April 1, 2020


The Alliance for the Great Lakes is happy to present H.O.M.E.School, a series of online lessons about the Great Lakes for kids in grades K-8. Each lesson explores a different […]


November 19, 2020

Pandemic Can’t Stop Volunteers from Connecting, Cleaning Up

The pandemic slowed but couldn’t stop Great Lakers from volunteering this year. While taking precautions, volunteers throughout the Great Lakes region cleaned beaches and neighborhoods and helped spread the word […]