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  • Anaerobic Digestion Research and Education Center (ADREC)

    Location:

    MSU Anaerobic Digestion Research and Education Center, 4090 College Rd, Lansing, MI 48910

    Description:

    The mission of the Michigan State University Anaerobic Digestion Research and Education Center (MSU ADREC) is to provide a platform for multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional, and multi-national collaborations that develop sustainable waste-to-resource solutions to address current and future waste utilization challenges. The research and development activities in the center are focusing on developing the technologies that are able to economically address waste utilization needs of our global community. The specific objectives are to: 1) develop novel waste-to-resource technologies capable to convert organic wastes into value-added products, 2) fulfill commercialization and technology transfer of new waste-to-resource concepts, and 3) educate the next generation of engineers, scientists and policymakers on waste utilization design and practice.

  • Bettinghaus Lecture on Climate Change

    Location:

    Communication Arts and Sciences Building, Room 145, 404 Wilson Road, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    The annual Bettinghaus Lecture, named in honor of the prolific health risk researcher and former ComArtSci Dean Professor Erwin P. Bettinghaus, brings an expert to our campus each spring to share their work on health, risk, environment, and science communication. In 2019, Dr. Emily Falk will give the presentation "Neural approaches to understanding how ideas and behaviors spread". Dr. Falk is Associate Professor of Communication, Psychology, and Marketing at the Annenberg School for Communication at the Unversity of Pennsylvania.

  • Decentralized Wastewater Treatment: Online Continuing Education for Designers and Installers (2019)

    Dates:

    • March: March 19 - April 30, 2019
    • July: July 9 - August 20, 2019
    • November: November 5 - December 17, 2019

    Location:

    Online Course: Michigan State University’s Desire2Learn (D2L) interface

    Description:

    Onsite wastewater treatment systems are an accepted permanent solution to manage wastewater from a single house to a small cluster of buildings. Proper siting, design, operation, and management is essential to meet treatment goals and keep expenses low. This training provides a comprehensive, fundamental background about onsite wastewater treatment, designed for the professional audience.  The training consists of nine modules. The training is online and self-paced, although all modules must be completed within a three-week period. A diverse educational delivery approach is used consisting of readings, narrated presentations, videos, and web sites. Successful completion of the entire class (all modules) results in the award of 1.6 MDEQ continuing education credits (CEC) and/or 16 continuing septage credits (CSC).

  • 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.

  • Innovations in Collaborative Modeling: Participatory Modeling Field School (August 2019)

    Dates:

    August 19 - 20, 2019

    Location:

    Wayne State University, David Adamany Undergraduate Library, 5150 Anthony Wayne, Detroit, MI 48202.  Field trips will take place in Detroit and Flint.

    Description:

    The Participatory Modeling Field School features three days of hands-on workshops on qualitative, semi-quantitative, and quantitative participatory modeling (PM) methods. Sessions are facilitated by faculty and community partners who are renowned in their fields and who currently work on PM initiatives in Flint and Detroit.

    Come with your laptop and learn how to use various PM techniques and how they can help you in the representation of complex problems and in understanding what actions can be taken toward their resolution.

  • Institute for Public Policy and Social Research Spring Forum Series (Spring 2019)

    Dates:

    Please see the current schedule at the website below.  All forums are from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm.

    Location:

    Anderson House Office Building, 5th Floor Mackinac Room, 124 N. Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI. Downtown Lansing, across from the Capitol Bldg.

    Description:

    The Forums are open to all who want to learn more about current issues being discussed in the policy arena. Each panelist will discuss their perspective before the forum opens to audience discourse. Attendees have an opportunity to contribute to the policy discussion.  A light lunch is provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Institute of Water Research

    Location:

    101A Manly Miles Building, 1405 S. Harrison Rd, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48823.

    Description:

    MSU's Institute of Water Research (IWR) provides timely information on contemporary land and water resource issues through coordinated multidisciplinary efforts and advanced information and networking systems. The IWR seeks to strengthen MSU's efforts in nontraditional education, outreach, and interdisciplinary studies using available advanced technology, and partnerships with local, state, regional, and federal organizations and individuals. Activities include coordinating education and training programs on surface and ground water protection, land use and watershed management. Research areas include: modeling, water quality, and agriculture.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Lake and Stream Leader's Institute (May - October 2019)

    Location:

    • First Session: May 31 - June 1, 2019: Kettunen Center near Cadillac, MI
    • Second Session: July 26 - 27, 2019:  Kellogg Biological Station near Kalamazoo, MI
    • Third Session: October 18, 2019: MSU, East Lansing, MI

    Description:

    The goal of the Lake and Stream Leader’s Institute is to develop a core of local water/land resource leaders who will promote lake, stream and watershed management partnerships with state natural resource agencies and encourage and instruct other citizens in resource management.  The Institute is conducted in three in-depth sessions that include classroom learning and field experience and practice.  

     

  • MAEAP (Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program) Phase 1 Events

    Dates:

    Please see current offerings at the link below

    Location:

    Various

    Description:

    The first step to getting MAEAP-verified is attending a Phase 1 Educational Session or viewing online videos, webinars and articles or attending an educational meeting. Please see current and upcoming offerings at the link 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 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 Water School: Essential Resources for Local Officials (May, September 2019)

    Dates:

    May 13 - 14, 2019 and September 26 - 27, 2019. 

    Location:

    • May 13 - 14, 2019: Huron River Watershed Water School, NEW Center, 1100 N. Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    • September 26 - 27, 2019: Rouge River Watershed Water School, Northville Township Hall, 44405 6 Mile Road, Northville, MI 48168

    Description:

    MSU Extension Water School is a policy-neutral, fact-based program. The objective of this two-day program is to provide local decision-makers, appointed and elected officials, and municipal staff with critical, relevant information needed to understand Michigan’s water resources, including the fundamentals of water science, in order to support sound water management decisions and increase awareness of current and future local and state water issues. This workshop will investigate:

    • Factors that impact Michigan water
    • The Blue Economy
    • Fiscal benefits of water management
    • Incorporating water into local planning and placemaking
    • Risk assessment approaches
    • Resources to help address water problems
    • Water policy at the federal, tribal, state, and local levels
  • Place-Based Education Summer Teacher Institute (Flint, MI) (November 2019)

    Dates:

    November 7 - 9, 2019

    Location:

    Flint, MI

    Description:

    The Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative invites you to join us for the 7th Place-Based Education Conference. Come experience a three-day conference designed to inspire and support a community of educators around the power of place-based learning.  Place-based education transforms how teachers teach and how students learn by expanding classrooms to include a community’s organizations, history, and natural features. Investing in place helps youth engage in meaningful learning and civic life, provides vital support for teachers, and strengthens communities.

  • Planning, Design, and Construction Workshops and Training

    Location:

    Online, off-campus, and on-site

    Description:

    The School of Planning, Design and Construction works closely with its professions to provide workshops and training on current practices and skills. SPDC offers certified training, online courses and specialized workshops on an ongoing basis, as well as on request to interested groups. Current programs include:

    • Construction Safety Management: to meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training requirements. Offered annually in the summer.
    • Specialized workshops for local, national and international groups. Held in Michigan as well as internationally. Among recent workshops are American Housing and Real Estate for China’s Ministry of Land, and Urban Regeneration for government agencies in South Korea.
    • Online courses are regularly scheduled for Planning and Design Digital Graphics (PDC120), Introduction to Golf Architecture (LA218), and Advanced Golf Course Architecture (LA419)
  • 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.

  • Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment Interdisciplinary Instructional Institute (August 2019)

    Dates:

    August 5 - 15, 2019

    Location:

    The Ohio State University, 190 N. Oval Mall Columbus, OH 43210

    Description:

    The Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment Interdisciplinary Instructional Institute (QMRA III) is a 10-day workshop for participants to assimilate scientific data and implement computer programs towards building a risk assessment for assuring safety and health goals. Participants will gain hands-on experience with risk assessment software and work on real-world case studies.

  • Supervisory Management in the Water/Wastewater Field (Online, Self-paced)

    Dates:

    January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This self-paced, online program consists of seven lessons about key management and supervisory principles specifically designed for supervisory management in the water/wastewater field. Upon registration, you will receive a textbook and guide, as well as references to additional reading materials, with detailed instructions on how to complete the program requirements. The program is divided into seven sections, and after completion of each section, you will complete an online multiple-choice examination to test your learning. You may take each examination more than once, and your final score for each section will be automatically recorded.  An accumulated pass score for all multiple-choice examinations is 70% or above and you will be able to view the results immediately upon completion of each examination. Upon satisfactory completion of all seven sections, you will receive a letter of verification showing you have earned continuing education units, each unit equivalent to 10 hours of study, and a certificate awarded by Michigan State University. Most states recognize this program as a necessary part of personal development for certification, job upgrading and certificate renewal.

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