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 Great Lakes Conference: Great Lakes Food Webs, Invasive Species and Fisheries: An Interactive Conference

9:15 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. March 9 | Online Registration is now open for the 2021 Great Lakes conference! This year, this annual event will be held on Zoom and is free to attend, but registration is required. Three theme areas will be highlighted with three …


Michigan Birding 101 (Session 4)

February 18th – March 11th Thursdays, from 7pm – 8pm Location: Anywhere with internet via Zoom Webinar! (link sent after completion of registration) Registration: Join us as we explore the wonderful hobby of birdin …


Tapping into Education and Outreach Resources: Great Lakes Partnerships and Initiatives

This panel explores Great Lakes outreach programs dedicated to both formal and informal education initiatives and how to connect research to schools and the broader public. Erin Johnston Erin is the wildlife biologist for the Keweenaw Bay Indian Commun …

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.