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This activity is about the decline in water level of the Great Lakes. After using different maps to compare the size of different lakes in the world, learners will discuss the positive and negative effects of changing water levels. They will also consider the seemingly contradictory events of decreasing fresh water levels and rising sea levels. Working in groups, learners will construct and explain theories for the decline in water level of the Great Lakes. An extension activity is available. This activity is part of the "Climate Change, Wildlife and Wildlands: A Toolkit for Formal and Informal Educators."