Dedicated to the protection and sustainable use of the Great Lakes and coastal resources.

Michigan Sea Grant is a cooperative program of the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. We fund research, education, and outreach projects designed to foster science-based decisions about the use and conservation of Great Lakes resources.


Educator Workshops Aboard the Research Vessel (R/V) Lake Guardian

Call for Applications! Registration/Application Deadline: January 31, 2022 Event Dates: June and July 2022. See below for more details Event location: Marquette and Alpena, MI Intended Audience: 4th-12th grade educators, non-formal educators Ten educat …


Great Lakes Bowl – National Ocean Sciences Bowl

More details to come. Visit for general information.


Snowshoe the Straits: A Life of the Straits Program, Straits State Park

Snowshoe through the Straits of Mackinac Snowshoe through the Straits of Mackinac. Join 4-H and SeaGrant as we cover snowshoe basics, go on a snowshoe hike, and learn fun winter facts. Youth ages 8-14 and their families are welcome to join. Registratio …

Place-Based Education

Sometimes, the best way to learn Great Lakes science is by getting outdoors! Through Michigan Sea Grant’s place-based education programs, students and adults can collect and analyze real-world data, visit aquatic critters in their natural habitats, and participate in habitat restoration projects. Learn about some of the programs below.