Climb aboard the Cleveland Metroparks Water Taxi with the Aqua Kids as they get a history lesson on the Port of Cleveland and the burning river. Plus, a look back at the glaciers that helped form the Great Lakes, and a glance at the current conditions of wetlands around Lake Erie.
The Aqua Kids take a close-up look at the health of Lake Erie. Come along as they visit the world famous Stone Lab on Bass Island, where they go trawling to look for Lake Erie fish diversity, collect tube samples and catch plankton.
The Aqua Kids continue their study of the health of Lake Erie and its surrounding watershed. Watch as they look for macro-invertebrates in local streams, trawl for and track fish on Lake Erie, and get a lesson in electro-fishing on Old Woman Creek.
Lake Erie is prime breeding ground and a stop-over site for many migrating birds from around the world. Join the Aqua Kids as they visit Black Swamp Bird Observatory and work with the researchers to tag and track birds from across the world.
The Aqua Kids explore the efforts to restore the deteriorating shoreline of Lake Erie, and learn about protecting wet and dry prairies. Plus, a look at the incredible comeback of the endangered Lake Erie Watersnake.
The Aqua Kids dive right into the invasive species issues facing Lake Superior. They learn about invasive fish Rusty Crayfish and Round Gobys, and the invasive Purple Loosestrife plants attacking the wetlands and marshes. See firsthand what is being done to battle these invaders, including introducing a beetle that eats loosestrife seeds. We also take a look at invasive Zebra Mussels in Lake Erie.
The Aqua Kids assist grad students from Northland College in monitoring dragonfly larvae for levels of mercury. Then after taking a kayak lesson, the kids take off across Lake Superior to do some water testing.
The Aqua Kids jump in to take part in a fish survey on Lake Superior, by helping to set the nets and taking fish counts. Later, they give a helping hand to some local kids by teaching them how to fish.
Join the Aqua Kids as they find out how the City of Superior, Wisconsin handles storm water runoff, with retention ponds and engineered wetlands. Then the Aqua Kids don waders and headlamps to climb into the storm drains of Duluth, Minnesota to help divert toxic road runoff from entering a thriving trout stream.
Join Aqua Kids co-host Jeremiah Pearl as he visits the Patuxent Environmental & Aquatic Research Laboratory (PEARL). Jeremiah learns firsthand about the research being done there to help bring back the dwindling oyster and crab populations in the Chesapeake Bay.