First, if you are going to the beach, you need to know how to swim.If you are under 110 years old and do not know how to swim, click here

Here are a few links to sites of interest.

Swimming Lessons in Canada

Canadian Red Cross – Swimming Lessons

Citizen Science.  As more people share and record what they see around them, we get a better understanding of the world around us.  Good science needs all the information it can get and it is easy to help scientists around the world by sharing what you see.

Birds Canada – Volunteer

Citizen Monitoring – Seven Cool Apps

Directory of Citizen Science

Stop the Spread of Invasive Species

Water Rangers

Swim Guide.  Water quality for over 7,000 beaches around the world

Lake Ontario Waterkeeper’s “The Swim Guide

Outfitters.  Good gear is a great place to start

Adventure Attic – Dundas, Ontario

Advocacy.  We don’t have to get involved but we need to know what’s going on.

Alliance For The Great Lakes

Fresh Water Future Canada

Great Lakes & St Lawrence Cities Initiative

Lake Erie Alive

The Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation

Lake Ontario Waterkeeper – Have you seen their “Swim Guide” app?

Lake Superior Watershed Conservancy

Waterkeeper Alliance

Culture Camp

Great Lakes Culture Camps


Great Lakes Sailing Guide


Great Lakes Proud – Who are we?

tvo’s Why The Great Lakes Matter

tvo’s The Great Lakes: An ecosystem in peril

TED talks – What’s So Great About The Great Lakes