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Tiled Map

Lake Winnipeg Watershed Tiled Map

OPEN Water is an international project developed to increase students’ knowledge of the Lake Winnipeg Watershed. OPEN Water is a collaborative initiative of three geographic education alliances (Minnesota, North Dakota and Canada) with the support of the National Geographic Education Foundation and the Lake Winnipeg Foundation.

Lake Winnipeg is known as the sixth Great Lake in North America, with a drainage basin of nearly 1,000,000km2. As the second-largest watershed in Canada, covering parts of four provinces and four U.S. states, it is home to more than seven million people.

Unfortunately, in 2013 Lake Winnipeg was named as the “Most Threatened Lake of the Year” as a result of having the highest chlorophyll concentrations of any of the largest lakes in the world.Through the OPEN Water map and associated resources teachers and students can strengthen their understanding of the issues facing the watershed and their commitment to environmental stewardship.

You can start to explore the Watershed through this tiled map, made possible through a grant from the Lake Winnipeg Foundation, and the activities found below.

For ways to integrate this map in your classroom, download this quick guide.

Download the tiled map here:
Lake Winnipeg Watershed Tiled Map

Download the associated activity here:
Lake Winnipeg Watershed Map

Download related activities developed through workshops and institutes given by the Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education (MAGE) here:
Lake Winnipeg Watershed Map Analysis
The Métis: Transforming the Red River Valley and the Twin Cities
Agricultural Pollution in Lake Winnipeg: Problems and Potential?
The Crystal Sugar Cooperative: Changing Landscapes Along the Red River Valley
Lake Winnipeg Watershed ArcGIS Story Map


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