Public events and train-the-trainer workshops

After taking the MI Paddle Stewards self-paced online course, participants are invited to join an optional in-person workshop in their community. These workshops are hosted by local groups, such as watershed councils, paddling clubs, and invasive species management organizations. Participants can meet local paddlers, put course principles into practice, and take home a MI Paddle Stewards goodie bag.

Michigan Sea Grant helps prepare local MI Paddle Stewards workshop hosts through “train-the-trainer” classes held around the state. Prospective hosts will receive guidance and resources to help make their future MI Paddle Stewards events a success. 

June 24: Jackson event (rain date July 22)
events.anr.msu.edu/LansingJacksonPaddle24

July 16: Belle Isle (rain date July 24)
Kayak safety/skills only! Two sessions – AM and PM
events.anr.msu.edu/SafetyBelleIsle24

August 2: mid UP event
events.anr.msu.edu/MPS2024UP

August 5: western UP event
events.anr.msu.edu/MPSUP24/

August 15: Saginaw Bay event (rain date Aug 29)
events.anr.msu.edu/MPSSaginawBay24

Looking for an event in your region? Check Michigan Sea Grant’s event calendar or get in touch with these local hosts to see if there’s a MI Paddle Stewards event coming up in your area. 

Whether you’re looking for a paddling workshop or a train-the-trainer event, sign up to be notified of future opportunities in your area.

Materials for MI Paddle Stewards event hosts

Download a press release template and social media posts to help promote your MI Paddle Stewards workshop.

Spread the word about this great program! Order free packs of MI Paddle Stewards bookmarks and rack cards from the Michigan Sea Grant online store, and the MI Paddle Stewards program will cover shipping.