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.

January 19, 2:00: History and effectiveness of injurious wildlife listing under the "Lacey Act". Presented by Susan Jewell, US Fish and Wildlife Service. Host: North American Invasive Species Management Association. Register.

NEW January 20, 2:00: How's My Waterway January 2022 Webcast. Presented by Dwane Young and Kiki Schneider, US Environmental Protection Agency. Host: US EPA. More details.

January 20: 2022 National Phragmites Conference. Host: Canadian Council on Invasive Species. More details. $

January 25, 1:00 PM: Advancing inland lake stewardship through shoreline best management practices. Presented by Eric Calabro, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. Host: Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. Register.

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

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 January 26, 4:00 PM: Algae and other little green things are fun: Wisconsin's algae. Presented by Gina LaLiberte, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Host: Wisconsin Citizen Lake Monitoring Network and Wisconsin Water Action Volunteers. Register.

NEW January 27, 2:00 PM: Can small-scale removal of hybrid cattail improve fish habitat? Presented by Amy Schrank, University of Minnesota Sea Grant. Host: Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center. Register.

NEW February: AIS [Aquatic Invasive Species] Management 101 (online class about AIS management strategies). Host: Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center. More details. $

February 2, Noon: Loons and avian botulism. Presented by Damon McCormick, Common Coast Research & Conservation. Host: Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council. Register.

NEW February 4, 1:00 PM: From rain to root: Slowing shoreline erosion with storm water management techniques. Presented by Rosmarie Lohnes, Helping Nature Heal Inc. Host: Watersheds Canada. Register.

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.

February 16, 2:00 PM: The power of ethical framing: Testing emphasis message frames and metaphors on social media to engage boaters to learn about preventing the spread of zebra mussels. Presented by Bret Shaw, University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Tim Campbell, University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute. Host: North American Invasive Species Management Association. Register.

February 16, Noon: Line 5 Great Lakes tunnel update. Presented by Jennifer McKay, Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council. Host: Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council. Register.

February 23, Noon: Manoomin - the food that grows on the water. Presented by Roger LaBine, Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa; and Cortney Collia. Host: Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council. Register.

March 2, Noon: LTBB (Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians) restoring sturgeon. Presented by Kris Dey, Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians. Host: Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council. Register.

NEW March 8: 2022 Great Lakes Conference - The Great Lakes: Connecting science and management. Hosted by Michigan State University Department of Fisheries and Wildlife; Michigan State University Institute of Water Research; Michigan Sea Grant Extension; Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy; and Michigan State University Extension. More details.

NEW September 14-16: Michigan Inland Lakes Convention: Protecting lakes today for tomorrow. Host: Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership. More details. $