Introduction to Lakes Online

Date: January 23, 2018 - March 9, 2018
Time: See description.
Location: Online
Contact: Bindu Bhakta,

Explore the many dimensions of inland lakes including riparian rights, shorelines, ecology, aquatic plants, citizen involvement and much more through the online program Introduction to Lakes. There are no prerequisites - just a passion for Michigan’s 11,000 inland lakes!

Topics covered include: 

  • Lake ecology
  • Lakes and their watersheds
  • Lakes and their shorelines
  • Michigan water law
  • Aquatic plant management
  • Citizen involvement in lake management.

Students have week-by-week, 24/7 access to six online units complete with captioned video lectures, web-based activities, discussion forums, three biweekly live webinars, and quizzes.

To learn more about the course visit the Introduction to Lakes web page. 

2018 Course Information

Registration for the 2018 course is now closed. 


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