Natural Resources Classes & Activities
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Natural Resources Classes & Activities

Conservation Stewards Class
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June 13 - September 19, 2015:  2015 Summer Discovery Cruises
Summer Discovery Cruises offer anyone interested in exploring Lake Erie, the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair the opportunity to get out on the water for an educational experience. Cruisers can learn about many aspects of the lakes, from lighthouses, shipwrecks, bootleggers and history and culture of the region to fish, ecology, restoration and wind, waves and water — and much more, depending on the cruise theme.

There are more than 20 cruise themes to choose from. Most cruises range from 2.5 hours to 4 hours on the water and range in price from $15-$30 per person. Ages six and older are welcome on the cruises.


August 3, 2015:  Protecting Michigan's Inland Lakes
This workshop will help local officials and concerned citizens understand the benefits of inland lakes to communities, the regulations that govern them, and the opportunities for enhancing protection at the local level. Lunch provided.  Registration extended and required by July 29.  Click here for more information or to register.


October 6 - November 18, 2015:   Introduction to Lakes Online
Michigan is blessed with over 11,000 inland lakes, each providing unique recreational, scenic, and environmental benefits. These inland lakes are complex ecosystems, and are often negatively impacted by both the people that live near them as well as the water that drains into them. Introduction to Lakes is a six-week online course specially designed for citizens and professionals alike that are interested in learning about inland lakes.

Enrollment is currently open through October 1, 2015. This course begins October 6th and ends on November 18th.

For more information click on; http://msue.anr.msu.edu/program/info/introduction_to_lakes_online



For further information about all natural resources classes and activities, please contact MSU Extension-Oakland County, 248-858-1639.