Canalway Partners recently hosted students from Laurel School, who toured Scranton Flats as part of a course which looked to shape students as advocates and ambassadors for Lake Erie.
Laurel School MayTerm course description-
“You probably know that Lake Erie creates the northern border of the city of Cleveland, but how much do you actually know about this Great Lake? This MayTerm experience will offer you opportunities to explore what makes Lake Erie unique. You will perform scientific research to answer questions about the health and wellness of the Lake. As a result of many activities around Cleveland, you will discover the ways in which Lake Erie is socially, economically and environmentally significant to our city. Over the course of the two weeks, you will have many opportunities to adventure in and around the shores of Lake Erie. The ultimate goal is to create advocates and ambassadors for Lake Erie.”
In addition to visiting Scranton Flats, the class toured the Port of Cleveland, did water quality research at Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve, explored the beaches at Huntington, Edgewater and Fairport Harbor, and enjoyed speakers from the EPA and LEEDCo.