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.
Welcome to our 12th Season
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Join the Aqua Kids as they visit the Watershed Stewardship Center in Ohio, which focuses on the importance of watersheds and wetlands in and 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.
Join the Aqua Kids on a special episode Exploring the Culture of the Objiwe Tribe. From Birchbark Canoes, protecting Sturgeon to Harvesting Wild Rice and cooking.
The Aqua Kids dive right into the Invasive Species Issues facing Lake Superior. From Rusty Crayfish and Round Goby's to Invasive Purple Loosestrife attacking the wetlands and marshes. See first hand what is being done to battle these invaders including introducing a beetle that eats loosestrife seeds. Plus, a look at Invasive Zebra Mussels in Lake Erie.
Do you know the difference between a Bog and and Fen? Join the Aqua Kids as they trek into a Fen teaming with exotic fauna.
The Aqua Kids aid Grad Students from Northland College monitoring Dragonfly Larvae for levels of Mercury. Then after taking a Kayak lesson, take off across Lake Superior to do some water testing.
Join the Aqua Kids as they take part in a Fish Survey on Lake Superior. From setting the nets to taking counts, the Aqua Kids jump right in to give a hand. Plus, they give a helping hand to teach local kids how to fish.
The Aqua Kids go trolling for plastics in Lake Superior focusing on the Issue of Microplastics in our waterways. They look into the who, what, where, and why of this environmental concern.
Join the Aqua Kids as they get a up close look at how the City of Superior, Wisconsin handles storm water runoff. From Retention Ponds to Engineered Wetlands. Plus 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 Kid co-host Jeremiah Pearl as he visits the Patuxent Environmental & Aquatic Research Laboratory (PEARL). Jeremiah learns first hand about the research being done there to help bring back the dwindling Oyster and Crab populations in the Chesapeake Bay.