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NOAA Releases Video Featuring B-WET 2019 Recipient, Inland Seas Education Association

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Clay High School students learned to identify invasive aquatic plants on board the Inland Seas schooner.

Get to know the NOAA Great Lakes Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) program through this video profile of one B-WET grantee, the Inland Seas Education Association. Through the Great Lakes Watershed Field Course, Inland Seas staff educate students and teachers about the importance of the Great Lakes basin. In 2019, students featured in this video, who were inspired by their Lake Michigan “school-ship” field experience, returned to Ohio and took action in their local watershed.

NOAA Great Lakes B-WET region serves projects in the Great Lakes watershed in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. These projects are funded through and support the priorities of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, committed to creating a new standard of care that will leave the Great Lakes better for the next generation.

One high school student, from Clay High School in Ohio, noted about the experience, “It gave us a chance to see how water impacts at the community level all the way to the global level.”

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Clay High School students learned how to measure water quality aboard the Inland Seas schooner.

High school students from Clay High School, Ohio, presented on their work restoring the environment in their local watershed at the 2019 Student Watershed Watch Summit and won an award for, “Most Creative Presentation.”

Students developed their own project to remove invasive Phragmites from their local watershed.