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  • Oct 8

    Free online Michigan Water School webinar series

    October 8, 2020 3:00PM – 5:00PM

    Understanding the state’s water resources is important for elected and appointed officials and their staff when making sound water management decisions.

  • Life of the Straits: Inland Waterway

    Published on July 16, 2020

    On this edition of Life of the Straits, Cheboygan County 4-H Program Coordinator, Leigh Ann Theunick, takes us on an aquatic adventure through the Inland Waterway!

  • Life of the Straits: Mackinac Island

    Published on August 13, 2020

    Mackinac Island is the most popular tourist destination in Michigan with more than 1 million visitors each year.

  • Life of the Straits: Michilimackinac

    Published on August 6, 2020

    In this edition of the Life of the Straits we have been given exclusive access by the Mackinac Historic Parks to film the highlights from one of the state’s most engaging and interesting historical sites: Michilimackinac

  • Michigan Birding 101 Session 3 - Winter Birding

    Published on March 14, 2021

    Welcome to our Michigan Birding 101 series. This is Session 3 of a four-part series provided by Michigan Sea Grant and MSU Extension featuring tips and tricks and lots of great information from Extension educator Elliot Nelson. In this video, we'll learn what birds you can expect to see year round and also only in the colder seasons in Michigan.

  • Michigan Birding 101 Session 4 - Magnificent Migration

    Published on March 14, 2021

    Welcome to our Michigan Birding 101 series. This is Session 4 of a four-part series provided by Michigan Sea Grant and MSU Extension featuring tips and tricks and lots of great information from Extension educator Elliot Nelson. In this video, we'll learn about the many species who make their way to and through Michigan during migration.

  • Michigan Birding 101 Session 1 - Basic Birding Skills

    Published on March 14, 2021

    Welcome to our Michigan Birding 101 series. This is Session 1 of a four-part series provided by Michigan Sea Grant and MSU Extension featuring tips and tricks and lots of great information from Extension educator Elliot Nelson. In this video, we'll learn basic birding skills and suggestions for equipment you might want to use.

  • Michigan Birding 101 Session 2 - Backyard Birds

    Published on March 14, 2021

    Welcome to our Michigan Birding 101 series. This is Session 2 of a four-part series provided by Michigan Sea Grant and MSU Extension featuring tips and tricks and lots of great information from Extension educator Elliot Nelson. In this video, Elliot talks about the birds you are most likely to see in your own area and offers tips on identifying them.

  • Life of the Straits: Lighthouses

    Published on July 23, 2020

    Lighthouses have both fascinated and guided folks from water to safe shores for hundreds of years. In this edition of Life of the Straits, Presque Isle County 4-H Program Coordinator Kaelie Fessler introduces us to the 40 Mile Point Lighthouse.

  • Life of the Straits: Les Cheneaux

    Published on July 30, 2020

    Have you ever wanted to visit the mystical land of Narnia? Well you’re in luck, because in this edition of Life of the Straits we explore the Les Cheneaux area home to a number of amazing features including an area locals call Narnia.

  • Homes at Home Session 12: Turtles

    Published on April 30, 2020

    Michigan Sea Grant educators Mary Bohling and Elliot Nelson help us learn all about the turtles of the Great Lakes. -- And Elliot even sings a special song!

  • Homes at Home Session 10: Great Lakes Invaders

    Published on April 22, 2020

    Michigan Sea Grant educator Meaghan Gass teaches us about different species that have “invaded” the Great Lakes! Learn about sea lamprey, quagga and zebra mussels and more, and how YOU can help to keep more invaders from getting into our lakes.

  • Homes at Home Session 13: Cruise the Great Lakes

    Published on May 3, 2020

    Michigan Sea Grant educators will answer some of the many questions we received during our series - some were stumpers: do fish sleep? And others we just didn’t get time to answer before. Watch and learn lots of different fun facts about the Great Lakes!

  • Homes at Home Session 4: Great Lakes, Great Films, Great Writers

    Michigan Sea Grant Extension Educator Meaghan Gass talks about using writing, poetry, films and other creative ways to express our love for the Great Lakes.

  • Homes at Home Session 3: One Fish Two Fish

    Published on March 26, 2020

    Michigan Sea Grant Extension Educator Elliot Nelson teaches us about the Great Lakes and shows us an easy recipe to use so we can eat some healthy fish, too!

  • Homes at Home Session 2: Be a Great Lakes Hero

    Published on March 25, 2020

    Michigan Sea Grant Extension Educator Meaghan Gass teaches us about the Great Lakes and how we can help protect the Great Lakes by learning to STOP marine debris! Our challenge for the day is to create a T-Shirt bag.

  • Homes at Home Session 5: Great Lakes, Great Winds and Weather

    Michigan Sea Grant Extension Educator Elliot Nelson talks about the Great Lakes, super duper waves, how to stay safe in lake water and when lakes are iced over and more about weather! Our challenge today is to create a weathervane you can use at home to monitor the winds in your area.

  • Mobile Boat Wash

    The Mobile Boat Wash program provides a trailer-mounted washing unit, two staff who operate the unit and talk with boaters and educational materials on aquatic invasive species prevention.

  • Evidence of Natural Reproduction by Stocked Lake Trout in Lake Ontario

    Published on January 1, 1988
    An overview of the outcome of seventy-five lake trout fry that were captured in Lake Ontario using emergent fry traps.

  • Predation by Alewives on Lake Trout Fry in Lake Ontario: Role of an Exotic Species in Preventing Restoration of a Native Species

    Published on January 1, 1995
    Lake trout restoration efforts in Lake Ontario have resulted in an abundance of spawning fish of hatchery-origin but virtually no detectable natural recruitment.