Amy and I will spend the next two weeks sailing our 27 foot sailboat, Yemaya, across Lake Superior. Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area. (Lake Baikal in Russia is the biggest by volume.) Lake Superior holds over 3-quadrillion gallons of water and covers an area approximately the size of the state of Maine. It is a beautiful, and amazing place to explore, and a very important source of clean freshwater. You can learn more about Lake Superior on the Minnesota Sea Grant website.
We need your help deciding what we should study while we are sailing on Lake Superior. We could focus on the lake and learn about how the lake was formed and other physical aspects of the lake. We could also study the fish and other animals that live in the lake, or we could focus on how people have used Lake Superior historically and how people use the lake today.
Please cast your vote and help us decide!