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The Great Lakes Calendar features events from around the region that may be of interest to Great Lakes stakeholders, with a focus on professional conferences and events relevant to research, science, policy, and education. If you have an event you would like to publicize, please submit it below!

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December 2020

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

December 6
Online

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival for Michigan will be hosted by the Middle Grand River Organization of Watersheds on December 6th. It is a live virtual event so it can be attended from anywhere with an internet connection. The festival will feature 12 films that will celebrate wild places and the people who protect them.

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Conservation Talk Tuesdays: How Habitat Restoration on Belle Isle can Mitigate Climate Change

December 8
Online

The MSU Extension Conservation Stewards Program presents a free six-part webinar series on Tuesdays in October (20, 27th), November (10, 24th) and December (8, 15th) 2020 from noon to 1:00pm (Eastern time) features speakers exploring conservation efforts and innovative ecosystem-based management approaches in Michigan.

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Conservation Talk Tuesdays: Perspectives in Conservation: Understanding People and the Landscape to Protect our Natural Heritage

December 15
Online

The MSU Extension Conservation Stewards Program presents a free six-part webinar series on Tuesdays in October (20, 27th), November (10, 24th) and December (8, 15th) 2020 from noon to 1:00pm (Eastern time) features speakers exploring conservation efforts and innovative ecosystem-based management approaches in Michigan.

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ISEA Cafe – Gobies, Quaggas, and the Nearshore Food Web

December 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Online

As a way of keeping in touch in the non-sailing season and deepening our understanding of the Great Lakes, ISEA hosts informal monthly events throughout the winter. Typically these would be in person, but this year they will take place online.

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January 2021

Introduction to Lakes Online

January 19, 2021 - March 26, 2021
Online

Introduction to Lakes Online is a six-week online course designed for those interested in learning about inland lakes. Participants learn and explore lake ecology, watersheds, natural shorelines, water law, aquatic plants, and citizen involvement.

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Reimagining Connections: The Stewardship Network Conference 2021

January 27, 2021 @ 8:00 am - January 29, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Online

The Stewardship Network Conference is where theory meets practice and curiosity leads to solutions. Each year, hundreds of professionals, students, and volunteers from an array of environmental fields connect to share their setbacks and successes; technological advancements and analytical techniques; diverse perspectives and artistic expressions as we collectively find the best ways to care for our land and water.

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February 2021

Virtual ISEA Cafe – The Psychology of Environmental Stewardship

February 16, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Online

As a way of keeping in touch in the non-sailing season and deepening our understanding of the Great Lakes, ISEA hosts informal monthly events throughout the winter. Typically these would be in person, but this year they will take place online.

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March 2021

State of Lake Ontario Conference

March 9, 2021 - March 11, 2021
Toronto, ON

SOLO21 is the fourth in an annual series of State of Lake conferences hosted by the International Association for Great Lakes Research. These conferences promote collaborations between the science and policy communities—particularly lake-specific research, management, education, and nonprofit organizations—to broaden the discussion and provide diverse interaction among stakeholders.

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Western Dredging Association 2021 Midwest Chapter Meeting

March 16, 2021 - March 18, 2021
Green Bay, WI

The Western Dredging Association 2021 Midwest Chapter Meeting will take place March 16-18, 2021, in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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May 2021

IAGLR21: 64th Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research

May 17, 2021 - May 21, 2021
Houghton, MI

Join the International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) at Michigan Technological University for their annual research conference.

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