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  • Virtual Shiver on the River 2021

    Published on May 28, 2021

    Michigan Sea Grant educator Mary Bohling guides us through stops along Belle Isle to learn more about what the island has to offer.

  • Fighting Infectious Diseases: Small Organisms, Epic Possibilities

    Published on February 4, 2021

    Researcher Eric Benbow studies insects in lakes, ponds and streams to understand their impact on pathogens that can emerge and spread disease to humans and wildlife.

  • Session 2: Michigan Water School Webinar Series - Water Quality

    Published on December 3, 2020

    Session 2: Water Quality. MSU Extension Water School provides local decision-makers, appointed and elected officials, and municipal staff with critical, relevant information needed to understand Michigan’s water resources, including the fundamentals of water science, in order to support sound water management decisions and increase awareness of current and future local and state water issues.

  • Homes at Home Session 13: Cruise the Great Lakes

    Published on May 3, 2020

    Michigan Sea Grant educators will answer some of the many questions we received during our series - some were stumpers: do fish sleep? And others we just didn’t get time to answer before. Watch and learn lots of different fun facts about the Great Lakes!

  • 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 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 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.

  • 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.