Many organizations are offering online learning opportunities. The list below highlights many current lake-related online events. These events welcome lake professionals and the public. You may also wish to explore these websites for additional events, recordings of past events, and more:
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All times Eastern. "$" indicates there may be a cost to participate.
Ongoing: Master Rain Gardener Online Class. Presented by Susan Bryan, Rain Garden Coordinator; Harry Sheehan, Chief Deputy Water Resources Commissioner; and Shannan Gibb-Randall, InSite Design Studio, Inc. Host: Washtenaw County (MI) Water Resources Commissioner. You do not need to live in Washtenaw County to participate. More details.
January 19-March 26: Introduction to Lakes - Online Course. Presented by Bindu Bhakta, Erick Elgin, Paige Filice, Jo Latimore, Brad Neumann, Mary Reilly, and Lois Wolfson, Michigan State University Extension. Host: Michigan State University Extension. More details. $
NEW January 27, 2:00 PM: Wetlands, waterways, and waterbirds: the boreal connection. Presented by Natasha Barlow, Birds Canada. Host: Watersheds Canada. Register.
February 1-3: 2021 Virtual Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference. More details. $
NEW February 2, 6:15 PM: Invasion pathways and IPM [Integrated Pest Management] for aquatic species. Presented by Lyn Gettys, University of Florida Institute of Food an Agricultural Sciences. Host: UF/IFAS Broward County Urban Horticulture. Register.
NEW February 15-March 20: EmpowerU: Advocating invasive species management and natural resource conservation [Virtual course]. Presented by Georgia Peterson, Julie Crick, and Eric Walcott, Michigan State University Extension. Host: Michigan State University Extension. More details. $
February 16, 9:00 AM: Ahoy, boaters! Resources to help prevent the introduction and spread of AIS [aquatic invasive species]. Presented by Paige Filice, Michigan State University Extension, and Mary Bohling, Michigan Sea Grant. Host: Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. More details.
NEW February 16-27: 2021 Virtual Quiet Adventures Symposium (Multiple days focused on non-motorized outdoor recreation, environmental stewardship, and conservation of the natural resources of the Great Lakes region.) Host: Quiet Water Society. More details. $
February 25-26: Michigan State University Department of Fisheries and Wildlife - Graduate Research Symposium. Host: MSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife - Graduate Student Organization. More details.
NEW March 8-12: 2021 Wisconsin Water Week: Navigating in turbulent times. (An expanded, virtual Wisconsin Lakes and Rivers Convention). More details. $
March 9, 11:00 AM: A history of watercraft stewards in the Finger Lakes, 2012-2020. Presented by Sam Beck-Andersen, Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Host: Finger Lakes Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM). More details.
NEW March 16-17: Annual Meeting, Michigan Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. More details.
April 20, 9:00 AM: Not in MI waters: Responding to watchlist aquatic plants in Michigan. Presented by Bill Keiper, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. More details.
NEW April 30: Michigan Lakes and Streams Association - Virtual Conference. More details.