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  • Homes at Home Session 12: Turtles

    Published on April 30, 2020

    Michigan Sea Grant educators Mary Bohling and Elliot Nelson help us learn all about the turtles of the Great Lakes. -- And Elliot even sings a special song!

  • Homes at Home Session 11: Misunderstood Mudpuppies

    Published on April 25, 2020

    In this episode, Michigan Sea Grant educators Mary Bohling and Elliot Nelson explain how important mudpuppies are in our environment.

  • Homes at Home Session 10: Great Lakes Invaders

    Published on April 22, 2020

    Michigan Sea Grant educator Meaghan Gass teaches us about different species that have “invaded” the Great Lakes! Learn about sea lamprey, quagga and zebra mussels and more, and how YOU can help to keep more invaders from getting into our lakes.

  • Homes at Home Session 9: Bioblitz

    Published on April 19, 2020

    In this episode, our friend from Minnesota Sea Grant, Marte Kitson, teaches us about biodiversity and the Great Lakes Bioblitz! The Bioblitz takes place in all the Great Lakes states and starts on Earth Day, April 22 and lasts for 4 weeks - you can be a part of this important citizen science project -- learn how in today’s session! Our challenge this week is to practice observing nature in your own backyard!

  • Homes at Home Session 8: Painting and Watercolors

    Published on April 15, 2020

    Michigan Sea Grant’s senior graphic designer Todd Marsee tells us about how he is inspired by Lake Superior when creating his artwork. He will demonstrate some of his art techniques using items you can find in your home! Our challenge today is to be inspired by nature and the Great Lakes and create your own piece of artwork!

  • Homes at Home Session 7: Frogs and Toads

    Published on April 12, 2020

    Michigan Sea Grant Extension Educators Elliot Nelson and Mary Bohling talk about the Great Lakes frogs and toads! Our challenge today is to create an awesome toad house for your own backyard!

  • Homes at Home Session 6: Lake Sturgeon

    Published on April 10, 2020

    Michigan Sea Grant Extension Educator Elliot Nelson talks about the Great Lakes, and that giant of all Great Lakes fish - the lake sturgeon!

  • Homes at Home Session 3: One Fish Two Fish

    Published on March 26, 2020

    Michigan Sea Grant Extension Educator Elliot Nelson teaches us about the Great Lakes and shows us an easy recipe to use so we can eat some healthy fish, too!

  • Homes at Home Session 2: Be a Great Lakes Hero

    Published on March 25, 2020

    Michigan Sea Grant Extension Educator Meaghan Gass teaches us about the Great Lakes and how we can help protect the Great Lakes by learning to STOP marine debris! Our challenge for the day is to create a T-Shirt bag.

  • Homes at Home Session 1: Birdventures

    Published on March 24, 2020

    Michigan Sea Grant Extension Educator Elliot Nelson teaches us about the Great Lakes birds we might see and challenges each of us to make a bird feeder!

  • Jack Collins: St. Joseph County 4-H

    Published on January 28, 2020

    Meet Michigan 4-H’er Jack Collins, of St. Joseph County. Learn more about the robotics programs he’s taken part in through 4-H. He also participates in Clover Bots and STEM and says 4-H has taught him how to be a leader.

  • Addy Battel: Huron County 4-H

    Published on January 8, 2020

    Meet Michigan 4-H’er Addy Battel, who lives in Tuscola County and participates in 4-H in Huron County. Learn more about the programs she’s taken part in through 4-H, how 4-H has impacted her life and how 4-H has empowered her life.

  • Grace Schmidt: Livingston County 4-H

    Published on November 18, 2019

    Meet Michigan 4-H’er Grace Schmidt, of Livingston County. Learn more about the programs Grace has taken part in through 4-H, including poultry, goats and civic engagement and leadership.

  • Ethan Harbaugh: Monroe County 4-H

    Published on October 24, 2019

    Meet Michigan 4-H’er Ethan Harbaugh, of Monroe County. Learn more about the programs he’s taken part in through 4-H, how 4-H has impacted his life and how he is using 4-H to impact others in return.

  • Starting a Leaf Collection

    Start a leaf collection! Join Michigan State University Extension 4-H  Program Coordinator Seth Martin to learn how to select and preserve leaves to start a leaf collection. 

  • Alivia Funchion: Monroe County 4-H

    Meet Michigan 4-H’er Alivia Funchion, of Monroe County. Learn more about the programs she’s taken part in through 4-H and how 4-H has helped her develop a love of community service.

  • International Conversation with Zichen from China

    Learn more about Chinese culture from Zichen, international exchange alumni to Michigan. She will share about her culture and differences you would notice if you were to visit her country. Enjoy her update on COVID-19 situation as well.

  • Joshua Dixon: Oakland County 4-H

    Meet Michigan 4-H’er Joshua Dixon, of Oakland County. Learn more about the programs he’s taken part in through 4-H, including 4-H Capitol Experience, 4-H Exploration Days and civic engagement. He also shares how 4-H has taught him political and leadership skills.

  • Homes at Home Session 4: Great Lakes, Great Films, Great Writers

    Michigan Sea Grant Extension Educator Meaghan Gass talks about using writing, poetry, films and other creative ways to express our love for the Great Lakes.

  • Homes at Home Session 5: Great Lakes, Great Winds and Weather

    Michigan Sea Grant Extension Educator Elliot Nelson talks about the Great Lakes, super duper waves, how to stay safe in lake water and when lakes are iced over and more about weather! Our challenge today is to create a weathervane you can use at home to monitor the winds in your area.