Online Learning

Many organizations offer online learning opportunities. The list below highlights many current lake-related online events. These events welcome lake professionals and the public.


Events Listing

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

June 20, 11:00 AM: Unraveling water pathways and their impact on water quality.  (Part of the Women Advancing River Research 2024 Seminar Series). Presented by Julia Knapp, Durham University; and Catalina Segura, Oregon State University. 

June 25, 9:00 AM: Invading classrooms: Empowering students to take action on invasive species.  Presented by Beth Christiansen, Lake Superior State University. Host: Michigan Invasive Species Program.

July 11, 1:00 PM: Leveraging participatory science to advance water quality reporting and partnership building (Part 2). Presented by Julie Vastine, Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM); Julia Parrish, University of Washington; Mara Dias, Surfrider Foundation; and Steve Morton, NOAA. Host: US EPA.

NEW July 25, 6:00 PM: Algae 101. Presented by Julianne Heinlein, Great Lakes Environmental Center; Marcella Domka, Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council; Jordyn Stoll, Trout Unlimited; R. Jan Stevenson, Michigan State University (retired). Host: Michigan Sea Grant.

July 31, 2:00 PM: Fantastic weeds and where to find them: Seeking starry stonewort. Presented by Alex Bajcz, John Fieberg, and Dan Larkin, University of Minnesota. Host: AIS Detectors Program, University of Minnesota.

August 15, 11:00 AM: Salty waters: Understanding de-icer dynamics and impacts from source to stream.  (Part of the Women Advancing River Research 2024 Seminar Series). Presented by Lauren McPhillips, Penn State; and Claire Oswald, Toronto Metropolitan University.  

NEW September 12, 9:00 AM: Genes on the move: Understanding red swamp crayfish spread in southeastern Michigan. Presented by Jared Homola, USGS Wisconsin Cooperative Fishery Research Unit. Host: Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy.

October 8, 2:00 PM: Learning from the past to manage inland lake fisheries for the future. Presented by Karen Alofs, University of Michigan. Host: Midwest Glacial Lakes Partnership.

October 15, 2:00 PM: Inland lake shoreline assessment and best management practices in Michigan. Presented by Eric Calabro, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. Host: Midwest Glacial Lakes Partnership.

October 22, 2:00 PM: The National Lakes Assessment: A collaborative survey of lakes in the United States. Presented by Lareina Guenzel, US Environmental Protection Agency. Host: Midwest Glacial Lakes Partnership

October 29, 2:00 PM: Basics of shoreline erosion control: New documents to help in design and management. Presented by Julia Kirkwood, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy; and Jen Buchanan, Red Twig Environmental, LLC. Host: Midwest Glacial Lakes Partnership.

December 10, 2:00 PM: MGLP Lake Conservation Grant: Information for potential applicants. Presented by Joe Nohner, Michigan DNR and Midwest Glacial Lakes Partnership. Host: Midwest Glacial Lakes Partnership.

Ongoing: Michigan Paddle Stewards (three-hour, self-paced online course teaches paddlers to identify, report, and prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species). Host: Michigan Sea Grant.


You may also wish to explore these websites for additional events, recordings of past events, and more: 

Michigan Inland Lakes Convention presentation recordings

Michigan Lakes and Streams Association

Michigan State University Extension

Midwest Glacial Lakes Partnership

North American Lake Management Society

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