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.


Saginaw Bay 4-H Fish Camp

Come learn how to fish while also protecting our Great Lakes! Open to youth ages 8-12 from Arenac, Bay and Saginaw counties. Registration opens on June 10 at 6pm. All campers receive rod with reel, fully stocked tackle box, and a camp T-shirt. Camp Ses …


AFDO/Seafood Alliance HACCP Training Course

A Seafood Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Training Course that is being coordinated by Michigan Sea Grant and the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission will be held July 23-25, 2019 at Mole Lake Casino Lodge in Crandon, Wiscons …


Cheboygan: MI Paddle Stewards

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.