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.


Presque Isle: Life of the Straits 2019

June – September, 4 unique events. Sign up for as many or as few as you’d like. Recommended for families with children ages 8-13. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian during all activities. Life of the Straits is free …


Great Lakes Levels Informational Meeting: Port Huron

High water levels can affect many kinds of shoreline infrastructure What’s in store for Fall 2019? Presented by: Michigan Sea Grant Extension Hosted by: Justin Westmiller, Director of St. Clair County Homeland Security/Emergency Management St. Clair Co …


MI Paddle Stewards: Benton Harbor, Paw Paw River Water Trail

Become an ally in the fight against aquatic invasive species! Paddlers 18 years and older are invited to join Michigan Sea Grant and partners for a one-day volunteer program about protecting water trails from aquatic invasive species (AIS). You will le …

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.