Programs

  • 4-H Great Lakes & Natural Resources Camp

    Campers explore dunes, hike forest trails, wade through wetlands, fish, snorkel and sail on Lake Huron while educators and scientists teach them about the Great Lakes ecosystem.

  • Clean Boats Clean Waters

    Clean Boats, Clean Waters reminds boaters to clean, drain and dry their equipment to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species

  • Climate Change & Variability

    This program page contains scientific background and reference materials on climate change and variability. Our hope is that these resources will facilitate discussions and programs aimed at adapting to and slowing down climate change.

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    Conservation Stewards Program

    A volunteer leader training program designed for those interested in science-based ecosystem management principles and sharing this knowledge with others to help restore and conserve ecosystems throughout Michigan communities.

  • Drought Resources

    The MSU Extension drought resources page provides timely information to agricultural producers as weather conditions impact their operation.

  • Great Lakes Education Program

    Fourth-grade students are introduced to the unique features of the Great Lakes through a combination of classroom learning and hands-on experience. As a result, students understand their role in protecting vital freshwater resources.

  • Introduction to Lakes Online

    A six-week online course specially designed for those interested in learning about inland lakes in which participants learn and explore topics including lake ecology, watersheds, natural shorelines, water law, aquatic plants, and citizen involvement.

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    Michigan Lake & Stream Leaders Institute

    An intensive, multi-session statewide leadership development program, held biennially. Participants develop their technical and people skills in an atmosphere of openness, trust, friendship and camaraderie.

  • Michigan Natural Features Inventory

    Michigan Natural Features Inventory aims to deliver the highest quality information that contributes to the conservation of biodiversity, especially rare and declining plants and animals and the diversity of ecosystems native to Michigan.