June 1-30, 2017
Indiana Lake Michigan Coastal Awarenesss Month
June 2017 is Coastal Awareness Month in the State of Indiana!
The Lake Michigan Coastal Program and partners are working together to develop a wide variety of events to celebrate the diversity and beauty of the Lake Michigan Coastal Region. Events highlight natural, cultural and historic resources in the Coastal Region of Indiana—Lake, Porter, and LaPorte counties. The goal is to increase public awareness of these coastal resources and engage people in fun and educational activities that take them places they may have never been before.
Contact: Dorreen Carey
June 19-23, 2017
Sustainable Forestry Teacher Workshop
Michigan is rich with an extensive and diverse forest resource. Forest products and services are essential to human survival and healthy lifestyles. How do forests develop and change? How are we managing this valuable resource today? The Michigan Forest Association, in partnership with Michigan State University Extension, is hosting a five-day retreat-style workshop that provides teachers and other educators with field-based education on the benefits of sustainable forest management.
Contact: Bill Botti
July 9, 2017
Huron River Day
Ann Arbor, MI
Huron River Day activities will be held at Gallup Park from noon to 4 p.m. Have fun discovering and learning about the Huron River. Paddle a boat with $5/boat canoe and kayak rentals, visit the exhibit tents to learn about the river and enjoy live music all on the banks of the beautiful Huron River. Among the many activities offered will be a children’s tent with the enviro-challenge game; step into a Butterfly House; and try out stand-up paddleboarding (SUP). Musical entertainment and food will all be part of the fun. Ride your bike to the event, and your boat rental will be free. Bicycle valet parking will be provided by Washtenaw Bicycling and Walking Coalition.
August 9-22, 2017
Maritime Academy Program on the U.S. Brig NIAGARA
Live-aboard sail training program on the sailing ship U.S. Brig NIAGARA, open to students at maritime magnet high schools or those with similar interests. Voyage the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River on the flagship of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Space limited. Enquire for details.
Contact: Joseph Lengieza
Phone: 814-452-2744 ext 214
September 27, 2017
State of the Bay
Bay City, MI
This one day conference is your chance to learn about activities related to the restoration, conservation and protection of Saginaw Bay. In addition, you’ll learn about what communities around the Bay and throughout the watershed are doing to encourage public access, economic development, environmental education and watershed management.
Contact: Margarita Carey