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.


Grand River Dredging Presentation: Grand Rapids

Join Dr. Dan O’Keefe for a look at the physical and biological impacts of channelizing the Grand River. The Grand River Waterway Project seeks to  stimulate economic vitality. Is the proposed plan worth the environmental risks and hidden costs? In conj …


Great Lakes Levels Informational Meeting

What is in store for Summer / Fall 2019? Presented by Michigan Sea Grant Extension, Hosted by Northwestern MI College Great Lakes Water Studies Institute NMC GREAT LAKES CAMPUS 715 E. Front St. Room 211 Traverse City 49686 Agenda Welcome / Opening comm …


Aldo Leopold Festival

WHAT IS THE ALDO LEOPOLD FESTIVAL? A celebration of conservation. Les Cheneaux welcomes you to celebrate the legacy of Aldo Leopold — one of America’s most influential naturalists — during a weekend long festival, May 30 – June 2, 2019. Activities incl …

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.