George Viebranz is a mathematics and science content specialist with ideastream’s Education Division. He spent 32 years as a mathematics and science teacher and curriculum supervisor before joining ideastream. He has worked on more than 50 television and radio productions focusing on the improvement of K-12 mathematics, science, engineering and technology education.
On August 16, 2011 the Lake Erie watersnake became only the 23rd species to ever be removed, or “de-listed,” from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s list of endangered and threatened wildlife. So how did the Lake Erie Water Snake, or LEWS, beat the odds?