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Lakes & Rivers

Frothing water

Earth Month: Water

Discover the issues surrounding water today, and learn what you can do to help.

Pier on one of the Great Lakes

Let's Talk Great Lakes Resources

Discover a set of resources designed to give you good background knowledge on all things Great Lakes!

Factory smokestacks

Let's Talk Pollution Resources

Discover a set of resources designed to get you thinking about pollution.

Rohan Hakimi headshot

Rohan Hakimi

Environmental Engineer, Integrated Water Management

I am an environmental engineer working to create sustainable storm water management and to protect our water resources.
White water rafting on the Fraser River in British Columbia

Introduction to Rivers & Streams

Learn about the physical geography, chemistry and ecology of rivers and streams.

Boat on a lake at sunset

Humans and Freshwater Ecosystems

Learn about how people impact the ecosystems of lakes and rivers.

Pond in a valley

Introduction to Lakes & Ponds

Learn about the geology, chemistry and ecology of lakes and ponds.

Daedulus crater on the Moon

Impact Craters

Learn about how craters are formed and about some of Canada's impact craters.

Why is rain not salty?

Why is rain not salty?

Make a model of the water cycle and find out how water moves around on planet Earth.

Goldfish

Fish: Freshwater

4 images of some fish such as koi that live in freshwater river and lake environments and in freshwater aquariums and garden ponds

Massive algal bloom

Eutrophication: Why you should care about pond scum?

When fertilizers from agriculture get into lakes and rivers, big problems can result for aquatic ecosystems, food chains & webs!