Lakes, Streams & Watersheds
In addition to its position at the center of the Great Lakes Basin—shorelines on four of the five Great Lakes—Michigan boasts more than 11,000 inland lakes, thousands of miles of rivers and streams and more than 80 major watersheds. Michigan State University Extension’s focus on lakes, streams and watersheds brings together educators and researchers with local, state, regional and federal agencies and stakeholder organizations to protect and promote the sustainable use of the state’s distinctive aquatic resources.
September 26, 2014 | Steve Lovejoy | Being green is not easy or simple!
September 18, 2014 | Dean Solomon | Climate change may have significant impacts on water resources use and management according to the Third National Climate Assessment.
September 18, 2014 | Dean Solomon | Water is constantly in motion, rising into the atmosphere as evaporation and falling as precipitation. How climate change impacts the water cycle is a topic of the Third National Climate Assessment.
September 16, 2014 | Brandon Schroeder | Teachers can explore place-based education and enhance student learning opportunities through many citizen science opportunities open to school involvement.
September 12, 2014 | Brandon Schroeder | Adopting beaches, tagging migrating monarch butterflies, and mapping habitats for endangered species are a just few of the hands-on ways in which teachers and students can get involved as citizen scientists.
September 10, 2014 | Andy Northrop | Third annual paddling event draws out record numbers to Michigan’s national water trail in St. Clair County.
September 2, 2014 | Brandon Schroeder | Lake Huron educators experience Great Lakes fisheries, shipwrecks, and ancient ocean fossils offering opportunities to promote inquiry, science, and stewardship learning with their students.
September 2, 2014 | Ron Kinnunen | Remnants from living organism baffles swimmers and beach goers.
September 2, 2014 | Ron Kinnunen | New technology used to monitor dangerous currents near breakwalls in Lake Michigan
August 29, 2014 | Mark Breederland | Historically, and still today, recreational and commercial fish and fishing for northern Lake Michigan communities reflects an important way of life.
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Date: Oct 7, 2014
Location: University Center, 80 Livingston Blvd., Gaylord, MI 49735
- 4-H Great Lakes & Natural Resources Camp
- Be Phosphorus Smart
- Clean Boats Clean Waters
- Conflict, Collaboration & Consensus in Natural Resource Issues
- Dangerous Currents & Recreational Water Safety
- Great Lakes Education Program
- Great Lakes Literacy
- Introduction to Lakes Webinars
- Michigan Certified Natural Shoreline Professional
- Michigan Certified Natural Shoreline Professional Program
- Michigan Lake and Stream Leaders Institute
- Michigan Natural Features Inventory
- Michigan Sea Grant
- N.E. Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative
- Natural Resource Enterprises
- Natural Shoreline Educational Workshops for Homeowners
- Northern Lake Huron Shipboard Education
- Summer Discovery Cruises
- The Life of Lake Superior
- Vessel-Based Education