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.


2021 Michigan Fish Producers Association Annual Conference

Saturday, January 23, 2021 10am–5pm EST Join us virtually to learn about topics relevant for the commercial fishing industry that includes research, regulations, and fish tales. Feel free to join when a topic sounds interesting! You may join or leave w …


NOSB Great Lakes Bowl (Virtual)

What is it? The National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) is a national academic competition where teams of high school students compete for the regional and national title. The matches feature quiz-bowl style rounds and challenge questions that test a team’ …

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.