When you hear the words “Great Lakes food web,” what do you think? Maybe you think about the fish that live there and the plankton they eat, but do things like plastics enter your mind? This two-hourprogram highlights how the Great Lakes food web has changed with the introduction of invasive species and how non-organic microplastics are also having an impact.
During this sail, you’ll help deploy real scientific collection equipment as we sample fish, plankton, and microplastics from the bay. You’ll also have the opportunity to play the role of schooner sailor as you help raise the anchor, hoist the sails, and steer the ship.
This program is appropriate for learners of all ages, so bring along your family and friends. We’re sure everyone will learn something new and feel more connected to the Great Lakes.