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Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Posts Grand Calumet River AOC Stewardship Day Video

children touch a tadpole or froglet

(Sept. 25, 2019) As part of the 2019 Grand Calumet Stewardship Day, students from East Chicago took a trip to the Grand Calumet River. They were joined by scientists and agency leads from the EPA Great Lakes National Program Office and the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant. 

A new video celebrates this partnership initiative on the Grand Calumet River AOC to get students from neighborhood schools out on the water. 

The video features hands-on aquatic science education with macroinvertebrate sampling, birdwatching, fish identification, and dune and swale habitat exploration. 

It also includes interviews from EPA Great Lakes National Program director Chris Korleski, and Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant’s Caitie Nigrelli, who describe the economic impacts of sediment remediation and how an education program can provide the students with a sense of place.

IL/IN Sea Grant: Fourth grade students learn science on the banks of the Grand Calumet River