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.

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.

NEW July 14, 1:00 PM: Comprehensive strategies to protect drinking water from harmful algal blooms: Harmful algae management. Presented by West Bishop, SePro Corporation; Kaytee Pokrywinski-Boyd, NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science; and Mandy Michalsen, US Army Engineer Research Development Center. Host: North American Lake Management Society. More details.

July 14, 10:00 AM: Researching and applying control methods for starry stonewort. Presented by Douglas Pullman, Aquest Corporation. Host: Starry Stonewort Collaborative. More details.

July 21, Noon: Waterwise landscaping. (Learn about landscaping techniques, such as rain gardens, that protect and conserve water and wildlife.) Part of the Wild About Woods, Wetlands, & Wildlife webinar series. Host: Michigan State University Extension. More details. $

NEW July 21, 1:00 PM: Comprehensive strategies to protect drinking water from harmful algal blooms: From intake to the tap. Presented by Tricia Kilgore, Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority (South Carolina); and Erik Rosenfeldt, Hazen and Sawyer. Host: North American Lake Management Society. More details.

July 27, 9:00 AM: Hey! What's that in your backyard? An introduction to Michigan's Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas. Presented by Katie Grzesiak, Nick Cassel, and Fallon Chabala, Michigan Invasive Species Coalition. Host: Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. More details.

August 10, 2:00 PM: Barrier removal and aquatic organism passage in lake systems. Presented by Jessica Collier, US Fish and Wildlife Service. Host: Midwest Glacial Lakes Partnership. Register.

NEW August 17, 10:00 AM: Diver assisted suction harvesting (DASH) and starry stonewort. Presented by Keith Gray, Integrated Lake Management. Host: Starry Stonewort Collaborative. More details.

August 18, Noon: Wave busting. (Lakeshore landscaping for protection of your shoreline.) Part of the Wild About Woods, Wetlands, & Wildlife webinar series. Host: Michigan State University Extension. More details. $

September 1, Noon: Wetland solutions. (Discover solutions for septic systems in unique and unusual circumstances.) Part of the Wild About Woods, Wetlands, & Wildlife webinar series. Host: Michigan State University Extension. More details. $

September 7, 2:00 PM: The forgotten seasons: non-summer algal dynamics. Presented by Rebecca North, University of Missouri. Host: Midwest Glacial Lakes Partnership. Register.

September 29, Noon: Wild caught. (Michigan fish and fishing, prospects for the future.) Part of the Wild About Woods, Wetlands, & Wildlife webinar series. Host: Michigan State University Extension. More details. $

October 5, 2:00 PM: Fishing for food: quantifying recreational fisheries harvest in Wisconsin lakes. Presented by Holly Embke, University of Wisconsin Madison & USGS National Climate Adaptation Science Center. Host: Midwest Glacial Lakes Partnership. Register.

October 19, 2:00 PM: Understanding patterns of fish kill events in Minnesota and Wisconsin lakes. Presented by Nick Phelps, University of Minnesota. Host: Midwest Glacial Lakes Partnership. Register.

November 9, 2:00 PM: Structured decision making for lake habitat restoration. Presented by Jessica Collier, US Fish and Wildlife Service. Host: Midwest Glacial Lakes Partnership. Register.

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.