Triple Threat: GLN Show, Website and Facebook Events all honored with media awards

As a public television initiative, Great Lakes Now talks, writes and, yes, tweets about our multimedia, multiplatform, engagement-focused approach to all things Great Lakes and freshwater.

This week we got some much-appreciated outside recognition for all that.

Our website won first place in the Michigan Press Association’s “Better Newspaper Contest” in the Open Class.

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https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2021/03/show-website-facebook-events-media-awards/

Sandra Svoboda

Save Water, Save Nature:  Kids calendar art contest promotes healthy water management

Hundreds of artistic entries from 4th and 5th grade students came in for this year’s Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner’s Kids Clean Water Calendar Contest, and Great Lakes Now Host Ward Detwiler had to decide which drawings would be printed for each month.

“Fortunately, because I’d done this last year, I knew how hard it was going to be,” Detwiler said.

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https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2021/03/kids-calendar-art-contest-healthy-water-management/

Sandra Svoboda

The Great Lakes Are Bipartisan: As Biden takes office, remember the region’s votes were split

Join Great Lakes Now on Jan. 26 at 7:15 p.m. EST for our “The Great Lakes Agenda” episode premiere Watch Party here. Great Lakes Now Program Director Sandra Svoboda will be hosting alongside guests environmental reporter Kelly House of Bridge Michigan and senior editor and chief correspondent Keith Schneider of Circle of Blue.

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https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2021/01/great-lakes-bipartisan-biden-regions-votes-split/

Sandra Svoboda

2020 Vision: Great Lakes Now year in review predicts 2021

This is part of a series in which the Great Lakes Now staff looks back on 2020.

It’s probably futile to try to find ONE moment that captures 2020 for Great Lakes Now, at least from my view today at my dining room table/desk on a grey winter day.

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https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2020/12/great-lakes-now-year-in-review-predicts-2021/

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What Grows: “Shipwrecks and Ecosystems” watch party for Great Lakes Now and “The Age of Nature”

Whether they’re in oceans or the Great Lakes, shipwrecks create unique ecosystems for a variety of aquatic life. They also have historical significance and provide recreational opportunities for divers, snorkelers and boaters.

Scenes of them open the PBS documentary series “The Age of Nature,” which broadcasts on PBS stations across the country in October 2020.

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https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2020/10/shipwrecks-ecosystems-watch-party-great-lakes-now-age-of-nature/

Sandra Svoboda

Damming Decisions: Watch party for Great Lakes Now and The Age of Nature

Across the country dams are being removed, and that means big changes for those rivers and some of the communities along them. Learn more about what happens when these dams are built and what happens when they come down in this Great Lakes Now watch party.

The event was held in conjunction with the PBS documentary series “The Age of Nature,” which broadcasts on PBS stations across the country in October 2020.

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https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2020/10/watch-party-great-lakes-now-age-of-nature/

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Chicago’s Eastland Disaster: Explore this Great Lakes tragedy with a Storymap

Historic photos, newly discovered film reels, archival accounts from survivors and stories from their descendants are all part of the new documentary “Eastland: The Shipwreck That Shook America.”

The steamship capsized on the Chicago River as hundreds of passengers boarded. Their destination: a day trip to Michigan City, Indiana, just across the southern end of Lake Michigan.

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https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2020/08/chicago-eastland-disaster-great-lakes-tragedy-storymap/

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Emmy Winner: “The Forever Chemicals” takes documentary prize

It’s still a pandemic, so we didn’t get to attend a gala – in fact I was still in filthy workout clothes when I got the news on Saturday night.

But I can’t imagine it was any less thrilling for any of us on the Great Lakes Now team that produced “The Forever Chemicals” when we all learned we won a Michigan Emmy in the Health/Science – Program/Special category for “The Forever Chemicals,” which premiered 15 months ago on Detroit Public TV.

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https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2020/06/emmy-pfas-forever-chemicals-documentary-prize/

Sandra Svoboda

Earth Week: Watching Great Lakes Now and want learning activities to match?

In honor of Earth Week, Great Lakes Now programs are re-airing on Detroit Public TV. All of these shows have some learning activities coordinated with them, so we thought we’d bring them to you in one place. And you’re in that place. Whether you’re interested in recreation on the lakes, “fatbergs,” water pollution or fish populations, here are the links to episodes and their coordinated lesson plans and activities you can do at home with your children:

 

Episode 1006: Waters Restored

Floating islands on the Chicago River are creating habitats for fish, turtles and birds inside the city waterway, while up north in Lake Superior, scientists are working to protect a rocky reef from legacy mining pollution.

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https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2020/04/earth-week-great-lakes-now-learning-activities/

Sandra Svoboda

The Show Goes On: Films and producer chats move online for Great Lakes series

Great Lakes Now is partnering with Michigan Sea Grant and the University of Michigan for the now-online “Lake Effects” film series on Thursday evenings.

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https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2020/03/lake-effects-university-of-michigan-film-series/

Sandra Svoboda