In honor of national Lakes Appreciation Month, we have created a fun way to encourage everyone to get out and fully enjoy their area lakes.

Our lakes are such a valuable resource. They provide water, energy and enjoyment. This simple “bingo” game is designed to stir creativity, curiosity and action. So, dive right in!

Your participation and interaction will push awareness about lake issues to the forefront. It’s reminder for us all to pause and appreciate something we often take for granted. This little game is also a great year round teaching tool for passing along lake appreciation to the next generation. Play it and share it!

Earth Science Labs is dedicated to providing Clean Water for the Planet. We create products that protect water from algae, bacteria and invasive species. For more information on products or case studies click here.

We’ve partnered on this project with NALMS – the North American Lake Management Society. This is an excellent organization with an admirable mission:

To forge partnerships among citizens, scientists, and
professionalsto foster the management and protection of
lakes and reservoirs…for today and tomorrow.

For more information visit

Get the word out – Be sure to post images of your favorite lake to social media #LakesAppreciation.

Don’t forget to tag @EarthSciLabs and @NALMStweets on Twitter!

More fun lake facts and resources!

1. There are 117 million lakes on Earth. About 90 million of these are smaller than two football fields in size.


2. There are lakes on all seven continents, and they can be found in all kinds of climates and environments.

3. Not including oceans, lakes contain about 90% of the surface water on Earth.

4. Added all together, the shorelines of all the world’s lakes roughly equal 250 times the length of the equator.

5. The study of inland water bodies is called limnology.

6. The deepest and oldest lake on Earth is Lake Baikal in Russia at 5,387 feet and over 25 million years old.

7. The deepest lake in the United States is Crater Lake at 1,949 feet.

8. The deepest lake in North America is Great Slave Lake (Canada) at 2,014 feet.

9. The Dead Sea in Israel is the world’s lowest lake at 1,371 feet below sea level.

10. The Great Lakes, located on the border of the United States and Canada, include five lakes: Michigan, Huron, Erie, Ontario, and Superior.

11. Together, the Great Lakes contain around 21% of the world’s freshwater supply.

12. Lake Superior holds more water than all the other Great Lakes combined.


13. Lakes are used by people for drinking water, to provide electricity, and for fun activities like swimming, boating, and fishing.
14. Man-made lakes are called reservoirs. They are often used as sources of hydroelectric power, which can provide electricity to homes and businesses.
15. Many lakes are home to diverse and rare plant and animal species.
16. Dry lake beds are awesome places to hunt for fossils!
17. A lake usually contains freshwater, but some can be saltwater.
18. The largest saltwater lake in the United States is Utah’s Great Salt Lake. It is even saltier than the ocean!
19. In most lakes, the water temperatures separate into distinct layers. The hot sun warms the top layers, while the depths remain chilly.
20. Water is heaviest at 3.98 degrees Celsius; anything warmer or colder floats.
21. July is Lakes Appreciation Month, a time when people can give back to their favorite lake by cleaning up the shoreline or sharing their knowledge with the public.