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: 

Michigan Inland Lakes Convention presentation recordings

Michigan Lakes and Streams Association

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.

NEW December 5, 10:00 AM: The communication challenges of invasive species management: Social impact assessment in invasive species management, presented by Sarah Crowley, University of Exeter; and Science and fiction: Working to address ProcellaCOR disinformation on Lake George, presented by Dave Wick, Lake George Park Commission (NY). Host: Northeast Aquatic Plant Management Society. More details.

December 5-7. 2022 Great Lakes PFAS Summit. Host: Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. More details.

December 6, 11:00 AM: Coming in hot: Early detection and rapid response priorities in SE Michigan. Presented by Shikha Singh, JLW CISMA. Host: Invasive Species Centre. Register.

December 7, Noon: Forecasting HABs (harmful algal blooms) and developmental impacts of neurotoxin exposure on aquatic populations. Presented by Richard Stumpf, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; and Jessica Ward, Ball State University. Host: North Central Region Water Network. Register.

NEW December 12, 10:00 AM: The communication challenges of invasive species management: HIGLIN: Grassroots to 501(c)3 - Pulling together as a community,  presented by Gerry Lauro, Highland Glacial Lakes Initiative (NJ); Water supply, recreation, and the public, oh my! Managing Hydrilla in an aquatic system, presented by Heather Desko, New Jersey Water Supply Authority; and Lake Winnipesaukee variable watermilfoil control project, presented by Amy Smagula, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services. Host: Northeast Aquatic Plant Management Society. More details.

January 10 - March 8: Introduction to Lakes Online. (6-week online course about inland lake ecology, management, and protection.) Host: Michigan State University Extension. More details. $

April 24-28, 2023: 13th National Monitoring Conference. (hybrid conference with limited virtual format) Host: National Water Quality Monitoring Council. More details. $