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What’s so great about the Great Lakes? - Cheri Dobbs and Jennifer Gabrys

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The North American Great Lakes — Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, and Superior — are so big that they border 8 states and contain 23 quadrillion liters of water. They span forest, grassland, and wetland habitats, supporting a region that’s home to 3,500 species. But how did such a vast and unique geological feature come to be? Cheri Dobbs and Jennifer Gabrys takes us all the way back to the Ice Age to find out.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Cheri Dobbs, Jennifer Gabrys
  • Director Franz Palomares
  • Composer Carlos Palomares
  • Script Editor Emma Bryce
  • Associate Producer Jessica Ruby
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Julianna Zarzycki

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