Meadville Tribune

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May 21, 2008

Documetary highlights mysteries of ecosystem

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05/22/08 —

“This film is important here in Erie, and it’s important all (throughout the world),” said Lickley. The Great Lakes basin “is a vast treasure.”

TREC’s Big Green Screen Theatre is one of 11 theaters “Mysteries of the Great Lakes” has been leased to nationwide. The Presque Isle Partnership of Erie and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources are two of the project’s major funding partners.

FedNav Limited is the presenting sponsor, and Unilever Canada is its promotional sponsor. Other major funding partners include the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund, Fed Nor, Parks Canada, Ontario Power Generation, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp.



YOU CAN GO

The U.S. giant screen debut of “Mysteries of the Great Lakes,” with portions featuring Lake Erie’s Presque Isle State Park, is Friday at 6 p.m. at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center’s Big Green Screen Theatre.

–– For all show times, prices and more information: Visit www.trecpi.org or call (814) 838-4123.



DID YOU KNOW

–– The Great Lakes — Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, Lake Ontario and Lake Michigan — are the largest group of freshwater lakes on the planet.

–– Lake Erie — with a surface area of 9,940 square miles, a length of 241 miles and a breadth of 57 miles at its widest points — is the 10th largest lake on Earth. It produces more fish each year for human consumption than the other four Great Lakes combined.

–– One of every three Canadians and one of every seven Americans rely on the Great Lakes for their freshwater.

–– Researchers have identified more than 360 chemical compounds, many of which pose ecological threats, in the Great Lakes.

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