Many lake organizations are offering online learning opportunities in 2020. The list below highlights many current 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. Free during Washtenaw County COVID-19 shutdown; you do not need to live in Washtenaw County to participate. More details.
July 29, Noon. Virtual Michigan Watershed Summit: Managing water resources in Michigan by watersheds - fact, fiction, frustration. Presented by Dr. Alan Steinman, Grand Valley State University. Host: Michigan Water Environment Association. More details.
July 29, 12:30 PM: Virtual Michigan Watershed Summit: Funding for conservation practices to reduce phosphorus - modeling and tools reduced cost. Presented by Jeremiah Asher, Michigan State University. Host: Michigan Water Environment Association. More details.
NEW July 29, 1:00 PM: Watershed nutrient legacies and their impact on current and future water quality in the Lake Erie Basin. Presented by Dr. Nandita Basu, University of Waterloo. Host: Lake Futures. More details.
August 5, 11:00 AM: Fishing 101. Host: Michigan State University Extension. Register.
August 5, Noon. Virtual Michigan Watershed Summit: Michigan Water School - creating awareness and positive changes in communities. Presented by Bindu Bhakta and Terry Gibb, Michigan State University Extension. Host: Michigan Water Environment Association. More details.
NEW August 5, 1:00 PM: The role of dams and the nearshore zone on phosphorus flows along the river-lake interface. Presented by Dr. Philippe Van Cappellen, University of Waterloo. Host: Lake Futures. More details.
August 12, 11:00 AM: Cattails on fire (Understanding fire ecology in Michigan and how it relates to your backyard). Presented by Julie Crick, Michigan State University Extension. Host: Michigan State University Extension. More details. $
NEW August 12, 1:00 PM: Building a Smart Lake Erie. Presented by Max Herzog, Cleveland Water Alliance. Host: Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research. More details.
NEW August 12, 1:00 PM: What are the Great Lakes worth? A study of Canadian and US residents' willingness to pay for water quality improvements in the Great Lakes. Presented by Dr. Roy Brouwer, University of Waterloo. Host: Lake Futures. More details.
August 15, 10:30 AM: Protecting Michigan inland lake shorelines and shorelands. Presented by Erick Elgin, Michigan State University Extension. Host: Grand Traverse Conservation District. More details.
August 18, 10:00 AM: Combined application of both chemical control and mechanical harvesting on starry stonewort. Presented by Blake Cahill, Central Michigan University. Host: Starry Stonewort Collaborative. Register.
August 25, 1:00 PM: Integrated approach to monitor taste and odor producing cyanobacteria. Presented by Hunter Adams, City of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Frances Buerkens, Yokogawa Fluid Imaging Technologies. Howt: Yokogawa Fluid Imaging Technologies. More details.
August 26, 11:00 AM: Who is in my yard? (Gain the basics of backyard wildlife management and how to either attract or discourage certain species). Presented by Dr. Alexa Warwick, Michigan State University. Host: Michigan State University Extension. More details. $
NEW August 26, 2:00 PM: Low-dose copper for zebra mussel suppression. Presented by Angelique Dahlberg, University of Minnesota, and Dr. Diane Waller, US Geological Survey Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center. Host: Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Detectors Program. Register.
August 27, 9 AM: Planning green stormwater infrastructure in a changing world. Host: Macatawa (Michigan) Area Coordinating Council. More details.
September 9, 11:00 AM: Don't flush that! (Discover what is going on under the ground with your home waste water management (septic) system). Presented by Terry Gibb, Michigan State University Extension. Host: Michigan State University Extension. More details. $
September 14-25: Virtual Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. More details. $
September 16, 2:00 PM: Leaps and bounds - How to jump over the barriers to preventing the spread of invasive species. Presented by Ken Donnelly, Beyond Attitude Consulting. Host: North American Invasive Species Management Association. Register.
September 16-18: Michigan Inland Lakes Virtual Convention: Conserving lakes in a changing environment. Host: Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership. More details. $
September 23, 11:00 AM: Holy mole hole (Explore the relationships of lawns, lawn care, holes, and compatibility with wildlife). Presented by Beth Clawson, Michigan State University Extension. Host: Michigan State University Extension. More details. $
October 14, 11:00 AM: Raining on my parade (Find the best way to landscape along shorelines and other soggy and boggy areas in your backyard). Presented by Bindu Bhakta, Michigan State University Extension. Host: Michigan State University Extension. More details. $
November 2-6: Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference – online. More details. $
November 16-20: 40th International Symposium of the North American Lake Management Society (Virtual symposium for 2020). More details. $