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.

07.27.21

MI Paddle Stewards online training

Join local conservation professionals in Northwest Michigan to learn how you can contribute to our work while you are out paddling and playing on the water! Our events will include options for remote learning paired with three paddles on the water to p …

07.28.21

Life of the River 2021: Monocle Lake Day Use Area, Bay Mills, MI

Join us as we celebrate the Life of the River! St. Marys and Tahquamenon River July – September, 3 unique events July 28, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Monocle Lake Day Use Area, Bay Mills, MI August 25, 1 – 5 p.m.  – Tahquamenon Logging Museum, Newberry, MI Sept …

07.28.21

Crooked River Paddle, MI Paddle Stewards

Join local conservation professionals in Northwest Michigan to learn how you can contribute to our work while you are out paddling and playing on the water! Our events will include options for remote learning paired with three paddles on the water to p …

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.