Great Lakes Exhibit - March-October 2001

The Great Lakes: Our Legacy, Our Future


* This exhibit is no longer on display *

The exhibit focused on the EPA's Great Lakes National Program Office and their work to ensure the protection and restoration of the Great Lakes. The opportunity to host this exhibit enabled the John Crerar library to highlight its historical and contemporary environmental collections as well as the University's programs in Environmental Studies. The exhibit presented major issues such as chemical contamination and habitat loss in the Great Lakes. Invasive organisms (such as the Sea lamprey, the Round Goby, and the famous Zebra Mussel) as well as sampling and analytical equipment used aboard the EPA's 180-foot Research Vessel the "Lake Guardian" were on display. In addition, informational pamphlets and booklets on a variety of Great Lakes environmental issues were available.

There were four cases in total - each dealing with a different aspect of the Great Lakes.

Equipment Used to Collect Samples
Invasive Species
Legacy of Issues

Acknowledgments: The exhibit was written and complied by Robert Beltran -USEPA Great Lakes National Program Office.
The exhibit was organized and maintained by Barbara Kern - John Crerar Library, University of Chicago.

For more information about exhibits at the John Crerar Library,
please contact Barbara Kern at 773-702-8717 or

B.Kern, Crerar, 2001

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