Great Lakes Project

This phase of the Great Lakes Project focused on community engagement and advocacy efforts with the goal to inspire ownership for this precious resource while further defining my role in this quest. I set out to emphasize the link between research and outreach by identifying various stakeholders and seeking out opportunities for collaboration.

This is what six quadrillion gallons of water looks like!
"Knowledge is not self-executing"... I heard this phrase at a conference a few weeks ago in a talk about the need for more Great Lakes social science. It reminds me that all the science we do isn't enough if it isn't used in making decisions.
I think it is relevant to your project because the connections and love of the lakes your work inspires is one of the ingredients we need to motivate knowledge to execution."

—Rochelle Sturtevant, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

Niagara Falls is a natural wonder of the world connecting Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.
“If our actions rise to meet the majesty of our waters, there is no need to fear for the future of the Great Lakes.”

—Dave Dempsey, Great Lakes Advocate and Author

More than 35 million people rely on the Great Lakes for drinking water, jobs and their way of life.

Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.

—Rachel Carson


Stephanie Prechter