Water literally defines Michigan. The state can be identified from space because it is surrounded by the Great Lakes. High-quality water for drinking, industry and recreation is an economic driver. Protecting and improving the quality of Michigan’s water resources is critical for our state’s future. MSU Extension educators and researchers work with community leaders to create water-protection strategies, landowners and industry to reduce risks of water pollution, and state agencies to develop water quality information systems.
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 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.
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.
August 28, 2014 | Brandon Schroeder | Summer Institute Lake Huron educators gain a watershed perspective toward student learning opportunities through Great Lakes water science and stewardship experiences.
August 26, 2014 | Dan O'Keefe | Federal law has placed restrictions on importation and shipping of certain non-native species since 1900, but many listed species have continued to spread.
August 26, 2014 | Dan O'Keefe | A number of federal and state laws limit the sale and movement of certain aquatic invasive species. These laws are now summarized in fact sheets from the National Sea Grant Law Center.
August 25, 2014 | Brandon Schroeder | 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp campers gain science and career experience while helping to map invasive plants threatening biodiversity within Lake Huron’s coastal wetland habitats.
August 15, 2014 | Dan O'Keefe | Some aquatic invaders are good at flying under the radar. You can help to track their spread if you know where to look and how to report what you find.
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Date: Jan 22, 2015 - Apr 30, 2015
Location: Oakland County Executive Office Building, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328
- Be Phosphorus Smart
- Clean Boats Clean Waters
- Comprehensive Wastewater Management Education
- Conflict, Collaboration & Consensus in Natural Resource Issues
- Great Lakes Education Program
- Landscaping for Water Quality
- Michigan Lake and Stream Leaders Institute
- N.E. Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative