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  • Economic Development Extension Resources

    Description:

    Michigan State University Extension is an educational leader in providing support to communities in green and sustainable economic development. Through programs like Stronger Economies Together, MSU Extension facilitates the development of an economic development plan in two regions in the state. Extension educators help counties work together in developing strong economic blueprints that strengthen relationships, build trust and capacity and strengthen "social capital."

  • Forest-Climate Working Group Learning Exchange Series

    Dates:

    Please see the website listed below for upcoming events

    Location:

    Webinar format

    Description:

    The Forest Carbon and Climate Program is partnering with the Forest-Climate Working Group to offer a curated Learning Exchange Series on forest carbon and climate issues to group members and the public.

    The Forest-Climate Working Group (FCWG), a diverse group of forest interests including landowners, industry, conservationists, academia and carbon market interests, has worked together for more than eight years to leverage the full potential of U.S. forests and forest products to provide climate change solutions. This group seeks to engage their members in learning experiences to grow internal knowledge and capacity in the group, bring into new ideas and expertise, and inform current and upcoming discussions on policy and strategy around the topic of forest carbon management.

  • Introduction to Lakes Online Series (January - March 2020)

    Dates:

    Course dates: January 14 - March 13, 2020.

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Explore the many dimensions of inland lakes including riparian rights, shorelines, ecology, aquatic plants, and citizen involvement and much more through the online program Introduction to 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.

  • Kellogg Biological Station Seminar Series (Fall and Spring)

    Dates:

    Please see the Website below for the current schedule.

    Location:

    Stack 237, Kellogg Biological Station, E. Gull Lake Drive, Hickory Corners, MI 49060

    Description:

    KBS's mission is to develop programs in research, education and extension directed toward a comprehensive understanding of natural and managed ecosystems and the conservation of natural resources.  Please see the list of upcoming seminars at the website listed below.

  • Michigan Forests Forever Teaching Resources

    Description:

    Michigan Forests Forever is an effort to provide information to teachers and classrooms about Michigan's forests and forestry. The project consists of three components: a CD-ROM, an award-winning video, and an online Teacher's Guide. The Teacher's Guide is correlated to the Michigan Curriculum Framework Standards and Benchmarks. Topics covered in the materials include: Tree Basics; The Environment; Wood Products; Forest; Recreation; The Balancing Act; Fun Fast Forest Facts.  Also included is a field-tested forestry curriculum designed to provide students with an overview of forest management, with an emphasis on the connection between natural resources and utilization.

  • Michigan Mass Timber Summit (April 2020: POSTPONED)

    Dates:

    April 20 - 21, 2020

    Location:

    Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Rd. East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    This event has been postponed due to 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

     

    The Michigan Mass Timber Summit is an opportunity to learn about this emerging technology, gain an understanding of the opportunities and challenges and contribute ideas to its future in Michigan through interactive conversation with those currently constructing mass timber buildings. The summit’s goal is to accelerate the adoption of mass timber in Michigan by using an on the ground approach and first-hand look at a mass timber building under construction. 

  • Michigan Master Naturalist Program (May - October 2020)

    Dates:

    Topics/Dates for 2020:

    • May 30 - Geology, Weather and Climate
    • June 27 - Michigan Wetland Habitats, Frogs and Toads
    • July 18 - River and Lake Ecology and Habitats
    • August 29 (runs until 2:30 pm) - Turtles, Snakes and Upland Habitats
    • September 26 - Beneficial Insects, Butterflies and Dragonflies and their Habitats
    • October 17 - Ecology of Trees and Shrubs

    Location:

    The six sessions will be taught in both indoor and outdoor settings. The indoor sessions will take place at the Pigeon River Country Discovery Center, near Vanderbilt, MI (20 miles NE from Gaylord).  The outdoor sessions will take place in various locations around the Pigeon River Country State Forest.

    Description:

    Participants in the “Michigan Master Naturalist” program will gain a greater understanding of the natural environment and conservation techniques while learning the flora native to Michigan. Throughout the six-session program, local volunteer opportunities may become apparent. Participants can take an active role in implementing what they have learned throughout their neighborhoods and in their own backyards.

     

  • Project FISH Workshops

    Location:

    131 Natural Resources Building, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    Project FISH (Friends Involved in Sportfishing Heritage) is a sportfishing and aquatic resource education program for youth. The program's goal is to teach youth fishing skills and provide education on natural resources, environmental awareness, and fisheries stewardship to help preserve a natural heritage, while encouraging kids to appreciate the outdoors. Adult and teen volunteers are encouraged to spend time with the youth as mentors and teachers. Project FISH conducts workshops and classes in Michigan communities to educate interested teachers and volunteers on the fine art of fishing and the importance of caring for Michigan's vital aquatic resources. Workshop themes include: Michigan Aquatic Ecology; People and Fish; Tackle Crafting; and Angling Skills.

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