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.

  • Produced with the kind cooperation of

    The Old Woman Creek NERR education program seeks to enhance people’s willingness to make informed decisions and take responsible actions to benefit Lake Erie coastal ecosystems and communities. Programs emphasize hands-on scientific learning for a range of audiences in our “outdoor classrooms”.

    Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve is part of a network of 28 coastal reserves connected nationally through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to address state and regional coastal management needs through research, education, and stewardship.

    Located in Huron, Ohio on the south-central shore of Lake Erie, Old Woman Creek is one of the state’s few remaining examples of a natural estuary. As a transition zone between land and water, the site contains a variety of habitats including marshes and swamps, upland forests, open water, tributary streams, barrier beach and near shore Lake Erie. The Reserve supports a diverse assemblage of native plants and animals representative of freshwater estuaries.

  • Be inspired by the world′s Eco Defenders

    Young people around the world are doing their bit to defend the Earth.


    It makes me feel like I’m making a difference and that people care.

    Luke is a volunteer for the Ian Somerhalder Foundation, a global nonprofit with a mission to empower, educate and collaborate with people or projects to positively impact the planet and its creatures. ISF was created because founder and president Ian, grew up in Louisiana and was seriously affected by the BP oil spill of 2010.  Ian was heartbroken to see his animals and homeland destroyed.