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  • Michigan Conservation Stewards Program (2018)

    Location:

    Please see locations and dates of upcoming programs at the website indicated below.

    Description:

    CSP participants learn about the history of conservation activities in Michigan, ecological principles, ecoregional classifications, and how to make choices to manage our natural resources. In addition to this foundation, participants learn about terrestrial ecosystems (forestlands and grasslands) and aquatic ecosystems (wetlands, lakes and streams) through classroom and in-field instruction.

    Becoming a conservation steward involves the completion of the following: 1. Classroom and field-based training led by experts in various fields of conservation and natural resources, including lectures, interactive learning and field experiences; 2. Self-paced online learning modules provided via Michigan State University’s Desire2Learn (D2L) course management interface which participants will complete on their own; and 3. Volunteer service including the completion of an in-class Capstone Project related to an area of interest as well as additional community volunteer service related to restoring and conserving Michigan’s ecosystems.

  • 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.

  • National Firewood Workshop (June 2018)

    Dates:

    Wednesday, June 20, 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Thursday, June 21, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Location:

    Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center 3775 S. Reese Road Frankenmuth, MI 48734

    Description:

    This is a two-day educational and networking event to provide the firewood processing industry the latest knowledge on processing, kiln drying and marketing of firewood. Topics include:

    • Selling and marketing
    • Finding buyers
    • Purchasing requirements by wholesale brokers and chain-store buyers
    • Managing a firewood processing business
    • Sourcing affordable logs
    • Equipment for sawing and splitting
    • Heating options for kilns
    • Firewood quarantines
    • Dry kiln equipment and methods
    • Selling green kiln and dried split wood
    • Firewood associations
    • Urban logs as sources of firewood
  • 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)
  • Powering Michigan Agriculture Webinar Series (January, February 2018)

    Dates:

    • January 25, 2018: Black Star Farms
    • February 1, 2018: Miller Family Farm
    • February 8, 2018: Grand Valley Farm

    Location:

    Online.

    Description:

    There is a great deal of energy efficiency and renewable energy expertise in the Michigan farming community. The purpose of this webinar series is to provide a forum where farmers, as content experts, give a 15-20 minute presentation on the impact of energy reduction and savings through the various energy efficiency and renewable energy practices they’ve implemented, talk about lessons learned, and then answer questions. Case studies for each farm will be made available to each participant.

  • 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 (July 2018)

    Dates:

    July 9 - 19, 2018

    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.

  • Sharper Focus/Wider Lens Forums (2017 - 2018)

    Dates:

    Please see the current schedule at the website below.

    Location:

    MSU Union, East Lansing, MI

    Description:

    This lecture series offers students, faculty, staff and the Greater Lansing community the opportunity to grapple with important issues or questions in a trans-disciplinary format. The faculty panel will bring their unique research, teaching and writing experiences from a wide range of disciplines to explore contemporary and historical issues. Refreshments are provided.

     

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

    Dates:

    This self-paced online course is open until 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.  Offers 6 CEUs.

  • Tollgate Education Conference Center (Novi, MI)

    Location:

    28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, MI, 48377. (Northwest corner of Twelve Mile and Meadowbrook Roads in Novi, MI.)

    Description:

    The MSUE - Tollgate Education Conference Center functions as a full service meeting facility ideal for the business and educational community. Situated on a beautiful 160 acre farm, the gardens and pastures at Tollgate provide a natural and peaceful setting for business meetings, receptions, retreats, conferences, workshops and educational classes. The Center includes the Tollgate Conference room which accommodates up to 140 people; the Activity Center, a more casual setting accommodates up to 60 people; the Americana Boardroom, an executive-style formal meeting room for 12 or less; and the Bassett Boardroom for 10 people. Tollgate’s main site feature is the historic Tollgate Barn which is available for rental for various functions offering it’s unique charm and atmosphere.

    Tollgate offers a complete range of support services to make every event a success:

    Our caterers provide an excellent variety of breakfasts, lunches, dinners or outdoor barbecues to suit your budget and tastes.
    All meeting rooms have wireless internet and a complete inventory of audiovisual and communication equipment.
    Overnight accommodations are available at several hotels located within one mile of Tollgate.

    Conveniently located at the northwest corner of 12 Mile and Meadowbrook Roads in Novi, Michigan near several major freeways: I-275, I-96 and I-696, and within an hour’s drive from Metropolitan Airport, Detroit, Flint, Ann Arbor and Lansing.

  • Underwater Robots 101 Professional Development Workshop (January 2018)

    Dates:

    January 20, 2018.  9:00 am - 5;00 pm

    Location:

    Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, 500 W Fletcher St., Alpena MI 49707

    Description:

    The workshop will provide a forum to:

    1. Acquire knowledge and skills needed to build an ROV with students in the classroom or as an after school activity.

    2. Develop an understanding of what ROV technicians do and career pathways.

    3. Learn about the Annual Great Lakes Regional MATE ROV Competition for students held in Alpena.

    Attendees commit to supporting a student team to enter the 2018 or 2019 Great Lakes Regional MATE ROV Competition in Alpena, MI. Attendees will leave with a robot to use with their teams.  The 2018 competition will be held May 12.  Payment may be made at the workshop via check or credit card, invoices or purchase orders are available upon request.

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