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  • Great Lakes Fisheries Workshops (April 2020: CANCELLED)

    Location:

    Fishery workshops are located regionally in Lake Huron, Southeast (Lake Erie, Detroit River, Lake Saint Clair), Southern Lake Michigan, and Lake Superior.  Please see the website below for current offerings.

    Description:

    All April 2020 in-person Lake Huron Fishery Workshops are canceled. We are exploring new online delivery opportunities for future fisheries education programs – stay tuned!

     

    The annual Great Lakes Fisheries Workshops bring communities together with fisheries research and management partners to discuss research findings, management updates and fishing trends. Fisheries and natural resource managers provide big picture context to what’s happening in the lakes and how it will affect fish populations for recreational, commercial and sustenance fishers. 

  • 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 Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP)

    Dates:

    See current schedule of phase 1, 2, or 3 offerings at the website below

    Location:

    Various locations across the state.  See schedule at the website below.

    Description:

    The Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) is an innovative, proactive, and voluntary program that helps farms of all sizes and all commodities voluntarily prevent or minimize agricultural pollution risks.  This program is designed to reduce farmers’ legal and environmental risks through a three-phase process: 1) education; 2) farm-specific risk assessment; and 3) on-farm verification that ensures the farmer has implemented environmentally sound practices. The program’s three systems — Farmstead ,Cropping and Livestock — each examine different aspects of the farm. After becoming MAEAP verified, a farm can display a MAEAP sign signifying that MAEAP partners recognize the farm is environmentally assured.

  • 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.

     

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