Online Learning

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: 

2020 Michigan Inland Lakes Convention presentation recordings

Michigan Lakes and Streams Association (Spring 2020 Webinar Series recordings)

Michigan State University Extension

Midwest Glacial Lakes Partnership

North American Lake Management Society

To have your live webinar or virtual event included here, contact us.

 

Events Listing

All times Eastern. "$" indicates there may be a cost to participate.

December 1, 3:00 PM: Community engagement. (How can you work with local governments on planning, policy, and funding for watershed protection?) Host: Healthy Watersheds Consortium Grant Program (HWC) and the Source Water Collaborative (SWC). More details.

December 1, 6:00 PM: Our beautiful lakes: past and present. Presented by Jamila Baig, Oregon State University; Casie Smith, USGS; Ron Larson, Oregon Lake Association; Dorothy Hall, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center/University of Maryland and Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center; and Judy Sims. Host: Oregon Lakes Association. More details. $

NEW December 7, Noon: The problem with plastics. Presented by Leah Holloway, Milwaukee Riverkeeper. Host: Lake Superior Collaborative. More details.

December 9, 3:00 PM: Landowner engagement. (How do you effectively engage private landowners on watershed protection?) Host: Healthy Watersheds Consortium Grant Program (HWC) and the Source Water Collaborative (SWC). More details.

December 13, 7:00 PM: Does climate change impact our lakes? Presented by David C. Richardson, New Paltz; and Ben Burpee, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. Host: Western Connecticut State University. More details.

December 14, 11:00 AM: Let's talk Lake Superior: protecting habitat and species. Presented by Ann McCamon-Soltis, Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission; Jessie McFadden, Lakehead Region Conservation Authority; Geri Grant, Superior Watershed Partnership; and Chris Kovala, Ottawa National Forest. Host: Lake Superior Partnership Working Group. More details.

December 14, 2:00 PM: Managing tribal fisheries and employees on the reservation. Presented by Carl Klimah, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. Host: Midwest Glacial Lakes Partnership. Register.

January 6-7, 2022: 2nd Annual Virtual Harmful Algal Bloom Research Symposium. Host: North Central Region Algal Bloom Action Team. More details.

January 18 - May 1: Minnesota Watershed Specialist Training (14-week online course). Host: University of Minnesota Extension. More details. $

January 25 - March 16: Introduction to Lakes (6-week online course). Host: Michigan State University Extension. More details. $

NEW January 25, 9:00 AM: Dive into the gene pool: Using environmental DNA to detect invasive species. Presented by Nick Frohnauer, US Fish and Wildlife Service; and Kim Scribner and John Robinson, Michigan State University. Host: Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. Register.

NEW February 16, 9:00 AM: The AIS-Team: Conservation officers on a mission to prevent invasive species. Presented by Nick Torsky, Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Host: Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. Register.