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.


Winter on the Great Lakes: Free Webinar

Ice, Evaporation, and Water Level Impacts FREE Webinar: March 3, 2021, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST. Learn more about Great Lakes ice, evaporation and water levels impacts with speakers Dr. John Lenters (Michigan Technological University), Jack Cox P.E. a …


Michigan Birding 101 (Session 3)

February 18th – March 11th Thursdays, from 7pm – 8pm Location: Anywhere with internet via Zoom Webinar! (link sent after completion of registration) Registration: Join us as we explore the wonderful hobby of birdin …


2021 Great Lakes Conference: Great Lakes Food Webs, Invasive Species and Fisheries: An Interactive Conference

9:15 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. March 9 | Online Registration is now open for the 2021 Great Lakes conference! This year, this annual event will be held on Zoom and is free to attend, but registration is required. Three theme areas will be highlighted with three …

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.