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.


Walloon Lake 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 …



The Inland Seas’ tall ship schooner will be sailing to Lake Superior this summer! Join us in: Houghton, July 25 Marquette, August 1 Sault Ste Marie August 7 We are offering a place-, vessel-, and experiential-based program to educate college students o …


Wild About Woods, Wetlands, and Wildlife: West Coast Shoreline of Michigan

This online conservation seminar series is for adults and older youth interested in conservation efforts in their yards, or properties. This series can also provide continuing education to Extension Master Gardeners, Michigan Conservation Stewards, Mas …

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.