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Save The Lake!

from Manitoba Museum (Canada)

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The Lake Winnipeg watershed spans five Canadian provinces
and four  U.S. states, carrying water from as far away as the Rocky Mountains
and the U.S. Midwest to Lake Winnipeg. Almost 7 million Canadians and Americans
live in the watershed, and can directly impact the quality of Lake Winnipeg.

Lake Winnipeg has been named internationally as one of the
most endangered lakes in the world, and is on the verge of becoming a “dead” lake
within a decade. In this virtual field trip, your students will affect change using
an interactive simulator and learn what the ingredients are for a healthy lake.
They will explore how humans interact with lakes and the unintended
consequences of those actions. They will learn about the many things they can
do to protect and restore Lake Winnipeg, as well as lakes and rivers in other

Can your students be champions of change?

Save The Lake! gives your students active ways to learn about ecology,
chemistry and limnology through use of the simulation game, visuals and pre and
post workshop activities.

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About This Program


Point to Point: $125.00
By Request: $125.00

Invoices will be sent in Canadian dollars with USD fee listed ($125 USD).


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

For optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 30 students; maximum device connection is 100.

Primary Disciplines

Community Interests, Sciences, Problem Solving, Leadership

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)
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Booking Information

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Receive this program and 9 more for one low price when you purchase the CILC Virtual Expeditions package. Learn more

For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

We require five (5) business days’ notice for cancellation and/or rescheduling; however, due to COVID-19 we will be as flexible as possible. If any problems arise please call the Reservations Coordinator at 204-988-0626.

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Manitoba Museum (Canada)

Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Manitoba Museum is the province of Manitoba's largest, not-for-profit centre for heritage and science learning. We are renowned for our vivid portrayal of Manitoba's rich and diverse history, Planetarium shows, and Science Gallery exhibits.

The Manitoba Museum's Virtual Field Trips offer remote learning opportunities for students of all ages, including families and lifelong learners. These online programs will engage students in different ways - including polls and chats, up-close examinations of real museum artifacts and specimens, interactive tours of the Museum Galleries, and virtual adventures through the Planetarium night sky using state-of-the-art Digistar technologies.

Fiona Sime

Program Details


1. Introduction to watersheds in PowerPoint.
2. Review of ingredients for healthy lakes in PowerPoint
3. Overview of issues facing Lake Winnipeg in PowerPoint
4. We then play an interactive simulator where students choose solutions to problems facing Lake Winnipeg
5. We then move back to PowerPoint for a summary of actions moving forward.
6. Time for questions and answers.


Participants will:
- gain an understanding how watersheds work
- explore factors affecting the health of a lake
- engage in discussion about environmental issues facing lakes and other water systems
- use critical thinking skills to determine solutions to environmental issues
- determine actions moving forward in creating healthier environments

Standards Alignment

State Standards

Manitoba Science Curriculum

Grade 7 Science Cluster 1: Interactions Within Ecosystems

7-1-05: Identify and describe positive and negative examples of human interventions that have an impact on ecological succession or the makeup of ecosystems. Examples: positive — protecting habitats, reintroducing species; negative — preventing natural fires, introducing non-indigenous species, draining wetlands for agriculture or housing.
7-1-06: Identify environmental, social, and economic factors that should be considered in the management and preservation of ecosystems. Examples: habitat preservation, recreation, employment, industrial growth, resource development.
7-1-07: Propose a course of action to protect the habitat of a particular organism within an ecosystem. Examples: protect the nesting habitat of a given bird in a local wetland.

Grade 8 Science Cluster 4: Water Systems

8-4-07: Describe features of the North American drainage system. Include: local and regional watersheds, direction of water flow, continental divide.
8-4-12: Identify factors that can cause flooding either individually or in combination. Examples: heavy snow pack, quick thaw, rain in spring, lack of vegetation to remove water through transpiration, frozen ground preventing absorption, agricultural drainage systems, dams, diversions.
8-4-13: Provide examples of the way in which technology is used to contain or prevent damage due to flooding, and discuss related positive and negative impacts. Examples: floodway, diversion, dike, levee.
8-4-16: Compare the waste-water disposal system within their communities to one used elsewhere. Include: process involved, environmental impact, cost.
8-4-17: Identify substances that may pollute water, related environmental and societal impacts of pollution, and ways to reduce or eliminate effects of pollution.
8-4-18: Identify environmental, social, and economic factors that should be considered in the management of water resources. Examples: ecosystem preservation, employment, recreation, industrial growth, water quality.

Grade 10 Science Cluster 2: Dynamics of Ecosystems

S2-1-02: Discuss factors that may disturb biogeochemical cycles. Include: natural events, human activities.
S2-1-03: Describe bioaccumulation and explain its potential impact on consumers. Examples: bioaccumulations of DDT, lead, dioxins, PCBs, mercury.
S2-1-07: Describe potential consequences of introducing new species and species extinction on an ecosystem.
S2-1-09: Explain how the biodiversity of an ecosystem contributes to its sustainability.
S2-1-10: Investigate how human activities affect an ecosystem and use the decision-making process to propose a course of action to enhance its sustainability. Include: impact on biogeochemical cycling, population dynamics, and biodiversity.

Grade 12 Biology Unit 5: Conservation of Biodiversity

B12-5-01: Discuss a variety of reasons for maintaining biodiversity. Include: maintaining a diverse gene pool, economic value, and sustainability of an ecosystem
B12-5-02: Describe strategies used to conserve biodiversity. Examples: habitat preservation, wildlife corridors, species preservation programs, public education.
B12-5-04: Investigate an issue related to the conservation of biodiversity. Examples: heritage seeds, water quality in Lake Winnipeg, land-use designations, hydroelectric development.