Dangerous Currents Training Workshop

Date: June 5, 2013
Time: 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
Location: USDA Forest Service Office, W1900 West US-2, St Ignace, MI 49781
Contact: Ron Kinnunen 906-226-3687, kinnunen1@msu.edu; or Elizabeth LaPorte 734-647-0767, elzblap@umich.edu

The goal of the workshops is to increase knowledge about dangerous currents by educating local, state and federal parks personnel, emergency responders, volunteers, researchers, educators and others about Great Lakes beach hazards. Also, to increase collaboration between those interested in water safety. Ultimately, providing knowledge and training about this issue will empower communities to be proactive in waterfront safety prevention and education and will help promote consistent water safety messages targeted to at-risk groups.

This is an ideal event for parks staff, first responders, community leaders and others interested in learning more about dangerous currents.

Sessions include:

  • Session I: A Life and Death Issue: Personal Stories of Survivors
  • Session II: Beach Hazards on the Great Lakes
  • Session III: Beach Safety Efforts and Available Forecasts
  • Session IV: Ongoing Great Lakes Beach Safety Projects

Registration deadline is May 31, 2013. For more information and to register for the event, go to the Michigan Sea Grant's Dangerous Currents training workshops page.

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