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.
March 25, 2015 | Tim Harrigan | Is there something farmers could do to have the greatest impact on improving water quality?
March 15, 2015 | Bindu Bhakta | Upcoming leadership development training program currently is designed for those who wish to care for Michigan’s lakes and streams through education, leadership and citizen action. Deadline to apply is March 30.
March 15, 2015 | Brandon Schroeder | School and community partners explore Great Lakes citizen science opportunities through place-based education practices during the regional Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative networking meeting.
March 15, 2015 | Brandon Schroeder | Lake Huron fisheries workshops bring communities together with fisheries scientists and managers to discuss new research findings, fishing trends, and management updates.
March 11, 2015 | Ron Kinnunen | Local, state and federal agencies are partnering with Michigan Sea Grant, MSU Extension to help communities forecast dangerous currents in Michigan’s Great Lakes.
March 6, 2015 | Steve Stewart | The Great Lakes Education Program begins its 25th year of advancing Great Lakes literacy among K-12 students throughout Southeast Michigan having introduced more than 100,000 participants to the unique wonders of the Great Lakes.
March 4, 2015 | Bindu Bhakta | Winter is the time to learn about what you can do to prevent septic system failure.
March 4, 2015 | Bindu Bhakta | Exhibit at the Cranbrook Institute of Science helps individuals understand the global and local nature of plastic pollution and also offers solutions.
March 4, 2015 | Brandon Schroeder | Teach for the Planet Challenge features Ella White Elementary project that combines native fish species, underwater robotics and is helping to inspire youth. Online voting could net school first prize.
February 28, 2015 | Mary Bohling | Learn more about European frog-bit, an aquatic invasive species in Michigan, and what you can do about it.
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Date: Apr 9, 2015
Location: MSU Extension, VerKuilen Building, 21885 Dunham Road, Clinton Township, MI 48036, Assemby Rooms A & B
Date: Apr 11, 2015
Location: Dahlem Center 7117 S. Jackson Road Jackson, MI 49201
Date: Apr 23, 2015
Location: Camp Inn Lodge 3111 US-23 South, Oscoda Township, MI 48750
- 4-H Great Lakes & Natural Resources Camp
- Be Phosphorus Smart
- Clean Boats Clean Waters
- Climate Change and Variability
- 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