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:
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All times Eastern. "$" indicates there may be a cost to participate.
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.
October 20, 9:00 AM: 14th Annual Freshwater Summit (Day 1). Presentations include: Wild rice restoration by Roger LaBine, Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians; Lakebed 2030 by Hans VanSumeren, Northwestern Michigan College; Traverse City water and wastewater infrastructure update with COVID testing results by Joshua Lycka, Jaconbs/Traverse City Wastewater Treatment Plant; and Using qPCR to engage communities in water quality monitoring by Patrick Hanington, University of Alberta. Host: The Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay. More details.
October 22, 9:00 AM: 14th Annual Freshwater Summit (Day 2). Presentations include: Benthic changes in Lake Michigan by Ashley Elgin, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory; Enhancing community resilience with nature-based solutions by Rachael Franks Taylor, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; and Lightning Talks. Host: The Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay. More details.
NEW October 25, 2:00 PM: Climate Change 2021: A summary of the IPCC's 2021 Physical Science Basis report. Presented by Heidi Roop, University of Minnesota. Host: North Central Climate Collaborative. More details.
October 26-28: Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species. More details.
NEW November 3, Noon: Complexities in predicting harmful algal blooms. Presented by Justin Chaffin, Ohio State University; and Katie Foreman, US EPA. Host: North Central Region Water Network. More details.
November 3, 1:00 PM: Understanding starry stonewort invasions in a changing climate. Presented by Ranjan Muthukrishnan, Indiana University Bloomington. Host: Minnesota AIS Detectors Program. More details.
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.
NEW November 10, 3:00 PM: Building human capital in conservation and watershed work. Host: North Central Region Water Network. More details.
UPDATED November 15-19: NALMS 2021: Valuing water: Economics, ecology, and culture. (Previously hybrid conference now fully online.) Host: North American Lake Management Society. More details. $
November 17: Michigan Clean Water Corps (MiCorps) annual volunteer lake and stream monitoring conference - online. Host: MiCorps. 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.