Educators have the opportunity to attend the 29th annual Great Lakes Conference at Michigan State University.

Conference topics include a history of fisheries, Asian Carp, wild rice, BMPs in Lake Erie, restoration efforts, and a virtual tour of wildlife.

Great Lakes Conference at MSU Kellogg Center | Michigan Sea Grant
Great Lakes Conference at MSU Kellogg Center | Michigan Sea Grant

Again this year, those who have an interest in knowing more about our Great Lakes have a terrific opportunity to do so by participating in the annual Great Lakes Conference at Michigan State University. This year’s 29th annual Great Lakes Conference is again part of ANR Week, and will be held on Tuesday, Mar. 5th. Hosted at the Kellogg Center, the conference will run from 9:00am until 4:00pm and is sponsored by the MSU Institute of Water Research, MSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan Sea Grant and the Office of the Great Lakes.

As any Michigan resident already knows, the Great Lakes are one of our most valuable resources, providing countless benefits in the present and offering tremendous opportunities for the future, but they face significant challenges. This year will focus on topics relevant to the present as well as the future.  We’ll learn about topics ranging from the history of fisheries to Asian Carp prevention, best management practices in the Lake Erie Basin to restoration efforts, and a virtual tour of Great Lakes wildlife – something of interest to everyone!

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Workshop presentation details are as follows:

  • Engaging Farmers and BMP adoptions in Lake Erie Basin – Andrea Stay, Environmental Stewardship Division, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Environmental Economics – Impacts of Restoration Christina Pastoria, Office of the Great Lakes, Michigan Department of Natural Resources
  • Asian Carp – Innovative Ways for ControlSeth Herbst, Fisheries Division, Michigan Department of Natural Resources
  • My Great Lakes Salmon Story Howard Tanner, Retired
  • Wild Rice and Tribal Significance Jennifer Kanine, Natural Resources Dept., Pokagon Band, Potawatomi; and Steve Allen and Nat Spurr, Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi
  • Virtual Resources Connecting People to Great Lakes Experiences: Birding Trails, Water Trails and More!Elliot Nelson, Michigan Sea Grant Extension

Please consider joining others from around the state who want to learn more about our incredible Great Lakes.  The conference is open to the public, and registration is only $15 on line/$20 at the door (students are free). If you're a K-12 or informal educator, you may be eligible to attend the Educator Luncheon and receive a stipend in support of your participation. Educators contact Justin Selden for luncheon registration and stipend information via email at seldenju@msu.edu

For more information and to register for this year’s Great Lakes conference, go to MSU's Institute of Water Research.

Michigan Sea Grant helps to foster economic growth and protect Michigan’s coastal, Great Lakes resources through education, research and outreach. A collaborative effort of the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Michigan State University Extension, Michigan Sea Grant is part of the NOAA-National Sea Grant network of 33 university-based programs.

Michigan Sea Grant helps to foster economic growth and protect Michigan’s coastal, Great Lakes resources through education, research and outreach. A collaborative effort of the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Michigan State University Extension, Michigan Sea Grant is part of the NOAA-National Sea Grant network of 33 university-based programs.


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