April 20-21, 2017
Great Lakes Water Safety 2017 Conference
Parents, community leaders, teachers, police officers, firefighters, EMTs, park rangers, the media – anyone who wants to keep people safe as they enjoy the Great Lakes is invited to the Great Lakes Water Safety 2017 Conference. Presenters include first responders, wave and current research scientists, meteorologists, lifeguards, and other water safety experts and advocates from around the Great Lakes region. The conference will feature life-saving demonstrations and the latest drone technology being used to rescue people caught in the grip of rip currents and other dangerous conditions.
Contact: Jamie Racklyeft
May 8-11, 2017
Grand Rapids, MI
River Rally, hosted annually by River Network, is a national conference that focuses on education, inspiration and celebration with the river and water community. River Rally 2017 will take place May 8-11 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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
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