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.


Lake sturgeon release events in Saginaw Bay watersheds

Join local, state, and federal partners for the reintroduction of juvenile sturgeon into the Saginaw Bay watershed. Come join the fun at these locations: 10 am on the Tittabawassee River, Caldwell Municipal Boat Launch, Midland, MI 11 am on the Shiawas …


2019 Mackinaw Boat Conference

For more details contact: Dr. Randy C. Stevenson Flyer (PDF)


MI Paddle Stewards: Gibraltar, Detroit Heritage 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.