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  • Abrams Planetarium

    Location:

    S. Shaw Ln, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU's Abrams Planetarium serves as an astronomy and space science education resource center. The Planetarium offers a variety of shows to preschool through senior citizens and promotes skywatching with publications, press releases, and public observing sessions. The Planetarium houses an exhibit hall with a book and gift counter, a blacklight gallery of astronomical art, and a hemispherical domed sky theatre.

  • Abrams Planetarium Group Instructional Programs

    Location:

    S. Shaw Lane, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU's Abrams Planetarium offers a variety of single-visit instructional programs dealing with astronomical topics for a variety of age groups. Programs on stars, constellations, planets, and the moon are available for preschool and elementary children. Higher level classes are offered on additional topics. Detailed descriptions are found on the website. Teachers who desire a more intensive experience should consider bringing their class for more than one presentation. Two or more programs can be scheduled as a multiple-visit series.

  • Abrams Planetarium Sky Calendar

    Description:

    MSU's Abrams Planetarium offers the Sky Calendar, which promotes skywatching for people of all ages. The sheet for each month takes the form of a calendar; diagrams in the boxes invite the reader to track the moon's rapid motion past the planets and bright stars of the zodiac, as well as to follow the more leisurely pace of the planets in their conjunctions with bright stars and other planets. The Sky Calendar has become the nation's most highly illustrated easy-to-follow guide to sky events. It is reproduced by classroom teachers for their students, by planetariums and astronomy clubs for their members, and by park interpreters for audiences at sky talks. A full-year subscription is available, starting any time.

  • Act One School Series Weekday Matinees (2020-2021)

    Dates:

    Please see details for the current schedule at the website below.

    • November 9-13, 2020
    • January 18-22, 2021
    • February 8-12 and 15-19, 2021
    • March 8-12, 2021
    • March 15-21, 2021
    • April 19-24, 2021
    • May 10-14 2021

     

     

     

     

    Location:

    Online for the 2020-2021 season

    Description:

    Shows produced by nationally touring youth theatre companies bring characters from history and literature to life in one-hour school-day matinees. Selected shows provide a perfect opportunity to introduce students to cultural music, dance and theatre artists from around the world.

    We are delighted to present the 2020-2021 Act One School season as a series of virtual programs. Filmed plays, storytellers, and music by some of the best artists producing work for grades K-12 is available to you and your students FREE OF CHARGE.

  • Breslin Student Events Center

    Location:

    534 Birch Road, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    The Breslin Student Events Center is a facility for students and the greater MSU community, sponsoring major educational and entertainment events. The Breslin Center is also home to Michigan State Basketball. Hold your next event at the Breslin Center. Find the perfect space among our five private meeting rooms, two auxiliary gymnasiums, concourse and 15,000-seat arena. Whether you’re planning a small meeting or large corporate event, the Breslin Center will make it unique.

  • Great Lakes Education Program River Boat Field Trip Cruises: CANCELLED

    Dates:

    April 27 - June 19, 2020

    Location:

    • Macomb: One way: Clinton River Cruise Company and Lake St. Clair Metropark Marina
    • Wayne: Round trip: Lake Erie Metropark Marina

     

    Description:

    Cancelled due to COVID-19.

     

    The Great Lakes Education Program (GLEP) introduces fourth-grade students to the unique features of the Great Lakes through a combination of classroom learning and hands-on experience. The program is designed to stimulate interest in the Great Lakes and help students understand their role in protecting these vital freshwater resources.

  • Herbarium

    Location:

    166 Plant Biology Building, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    Herbaria are natural history collections of preserved plants and fungi that document their biodiversity. The MSU Herbarium houses specimens from all around the world. Current holdings number over 522,800 specimens, with approximately 324,200 (including nearly 70,000 from Michigan and Great Lakes region)  vascular plants, 126,400 lichenized fungi, 41,800 non-lichenized fungi, 26,100 bryophytes, and 4,300 algae specimens. Over 2,000 type specimens are also housed here, along with many Exsiccati and important historical collections made by figures such as William James Beal. The MSU Herbarium is a resource meant to be used by researchers, educators, and the public.

  • Hidden Lakes Gardens (Tipton, MI)

    Location:

    6214 Monroe Road (M-50), Tipton, MI, 49287. (Approximately 70 miles from MSU's campus).

    Description:

    MSU's Hidden Lake Gardens is Michigan's best kept secret! It covers 755 acres of meadows and oak-hickory woodlands filled with an abundance of native flora and fauna. The Gardens are open 362 days of the year with an admission fee of $3 per person. Self-guided tours are a great way to see the Gardens at your own pace and to suit your personal interest. Guided tours, requested at least two weeks in advance, are available at no additional charge. In addition to more than 6 miles of one-way paved drives, there are 5 miles of hiking trails to allow the visitor a closer look at the beauty that the Gardens provide.

    Audience: Horticulturalists; general public.

  • James B. Henry Center for Executive Development

    Location:

    3535 Forest Rd, Lansing, MI, 48910.

    Description:

    MSU’s Eli Broad College of Business manages the James B. Henry Center for Executive Development. The Center enhances and supports the executive educational experience and offers a variety of state-of-the-art amenities, including two 100-seat high-technology amphitheaters, two 49-seat tiered classrooms, two 48-seat flat-floor rooms, 21 flexible-configuration break-out rooms, an executive board room, a dining atrium with seating for 320 people, and a casual, four-seasons lounge overlooking a 3,400-square-foot raised terrace with outdoor seating. Housed in the Center is MSU's Executive Development Programs, offering top-notch business education programs for professionals. The Center’s goal is to expand and create leadership programs that raise the expertise of MSU’s faculty and the multidisciplinary resources of the MSU community. The complex includes the University Club and the 128-room Candlewood Suites, as well as nearby access to MSU's Forest Akers Golf Course.

  • Kellogg Bird Sanctuary Tours

    Location:

    12685 East C Ave, Augusta, MI, 49012. (15 north of Kalamazoo and 12 miles NW of Battle Creek, MI).

    Description:

    The Kellogg Bird Sanctuary offers guided educational tours to school groups. The tours provide knowledge about preserving and protecting natural habitats that we share with wildlife. The Kellogg Bird Sanctuary remains an innovator in wildlife conservation efforts. The sanctuary also has a pollinator and rain garden and a large picnic area. Visitors can browse and purchase items at our Resource Center and Giftshop featuring nature-related gift items and books. Very low admission fees apply.

  • Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center (East Lansing, MI)

    Location:

    219 South Harrison Ave, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU's Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, located on campus, displays a unique atmosphere, with cultural and sporting activities right at its back door. Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center offers state-of-the-art conference facilities, including a 300-seat auditorium and 30 multi-function meeting rooms accommodating groups of 10 to 1,000. When planning an event, the Conference Services department provides personal assistance from beginning to end. The Audio-Visual department also provides equipment and technical assistance. Each of the 165 hotel rooms is beautifully furnished and offers the finest quality accommodations.

  • Michigan Stained Glass Census Website

    Description:

    The MSU Museum sponsors the Michigan Stained Glass Census Website. By researching and recording information about the origins, styles, and subject matter of architectural stained glass, the Census is creating an invaluable resource of visual and documentary material related to Michigan's social, religious, and art history. The Census also encourages individuals and groups to better appreciate and preserve the stained glass treasures in their own communities. The Web site features a comprehensive list of registered stained glass windows. Information about the history and artists of certain windows is available under the Window of the Month feature. Other features include online and downloadable registration forms, a listing of stained glass-related objects in the MSU Museum collection, information about the quarterly e-mail newsletter, a stained glass bibliography, and links to many windows in Michigan and elsewhere.

  • Michigan Writers Series and Audio Gallery

    Dates:

    Throughout the academic year.

     

    Location:

    MSU Library Green Room (4 West), 366 West Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    The Michigan Writers Series recognizes and highlights the literary work of important writers who live and work in Michigan. Hosted by the MSU Libraries, the series features individual Michigan writers for an evening of readings and discussion with their audience. The readings, which are free and open to the public, take place throughout the academic year in the Library. Visit the events page for details. The Michigan Writers Series also supports and complements the Michigan Writers Collection.

    With the writer's permission, the reading, discussion, and a short interview is recorded and made available worldwide on the Internet. Over one hundred authors are currently available for listening.

  • Microbe Zoo

    Description:

    MSU's Center for Microbial Ecology houses the Microbe Zoo, a digital learning center, which helps K-12 students discover and learn about the importance and use of hidden microbes. The zoo include four areas:

    • The Microbe Zoo
    • Microbes in the News
    • Meet the Scientists
    • Microbial Ecology Resources
  • MSU Broadcasting Services

    Description:

    MSU's Broadcasting Services, in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, aims to "educate, entertain, and inform," touching the lives of more than a half-million mid-Michigan residents and the MSU campus with its programming.

  • MSU College of Music

    Location:

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    Description:

    MSU's College of Music presents more than 300 concerts on campus and throughout the United States annually. On-campus performances are given in the School of Music Auditorium, Hart Recital Hall, Fairchild Theatre, Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, and the Wharton Center for Performing Arts. In addition, the Community Music School offers lessons, ensembles, classes, performance opportunities, early childhood music, and music therapy service for interested individuals of all ages and levels.

  • MSU Community Music School (East Lansing and Detroit)

    Location:

    • CMS East Lansing: 4930 S. Hagadorn Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823
    • CMS Detroit: 3408 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201

    Description:

    The MSU College of Music is actively engaged in bringing music education to communities in Greater Lansing and Detroit/Southeast Michigan, reaching thousands of children and adults each year. 

     

    Community Music School (CMS) East Lansing: For more than twenty years, CMS–East Lansing enrolls an average of approximately 3,000 students annually. Classes offered in collaboration with the College of Music included piano pedagogy, early childhood music education, teaching instrumental music, and string methods. A partnership with the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities included CMS-taught folk music classes for members of the MSU community and local residents.

     

    Community Music School (CMS) Detroit: CMS-Detroit, in its 3rd year of operation, enrolled 462 students. The new center represents the College of Music’s commitment to Southeast Michigan and is an extension of the popular CMS–East Lansing. The new Detroit facility offers jazz for youth, band and orchestra for adults of all ages, the Aspiring Musicians Program for youth in grades 5-8, summer camps, adult group lessons, early childhood music education for children from birth through age 5, and music therapy clinical services.

     

  • MSU Libraries

    Location:

    Main Library: 100 Library (on West Circle Drive), MSU, E. Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The MSU Libraries collections include more than 4 million volumes, 28,000 serial subscriptions (in print and electronic form), 5 million items in microfilm and microfiche, 200,000 maps and 40,000 sound recordings. The Libraries include extensive holdings in history, the social sciences, languages and literature, area studies, medicine, agriculture, and general sciences as well as several specialized, interest-specific collections.

  • MSU Museum

    Location:

    MSU Museum, West Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU Museum’s commitment to society as a land-grant university museum is met through education, exhibitions, research, and building and stewardship of collections that focus on Michigan and its relationship to the Great Lakes and the world beyond. The Museum showcases permanent exhibits such as Heritage Hall, Hall of Animal Diversity, Habitat Hall, and Hall of World Cultures, along with many new and changing exhibits. Additionally, the Museum is participating in events and programs that focus on children and may be of interest to K-12 teachers, including the Teacher Resource Program, the Dinosaur Dash and Hello Halloween. Group tours to the Museum, as well as Virtual Tours from the comfort of your own classroom, are also available.

  • MSU Press and the African Books Collective Partnership

    Location:

    MSU Press: Suite 25, Manly Miles Building, 1405 S. Harrison Rd, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48823.

    Description:

    MSU Press and the African Books Collective have formed a partnership designed to raise the profile of African-published books and disseminate them more widely in North America. The African Books Collective is a non-profit, Oxford-based distribution outlet for more than 70 African publishers. Its mission is to strengthen indigenous African publishing through collective action and to increase the visibility and accessibility of the wealth of African scholarship and culture. January 1, 2003, MSU Press began to market and distribute a number of African-published books in North America.

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