Great Lakes Calendar

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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July 2020

Thunder Bay Maritime Festival

July 4
Alpena, MI

Bring the whole family to this free annual community event hosted by the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Enjoy live music on the main stage, kids games and crafts, taste some local whitefish, explore the shipwreck century exhibits and more!

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Conceptualizing a risk-based, hazardous material routing tool

July 22

On Wednesday, July 22, tune in for the second webinar in a summer series about crude oil transport in the Great Lakes. The webinar series is hosted by the Great Lakes Sea Grant Crude Oil Transport Network and Michigan Sea Grant.

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To The Water Challenge

July 24 - July 31

The “To The Water Challenge” is a virtual fundraising event organized by Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA). During this challenge participants will engage with water, reflect on their experience, and share on social media.

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August 2020

Sailing Programs Aboard NIAGARA – Environmental Science Field School

August 5 - August 20
Erie, PA

The U.S. Brig Niagara's ninth Environmental Science Field School is a multi-disciplinary experience incorporating marine sciences, underwater archaeology, and square-rig seamanship, and in past years has contributed leading-edge research on micro-bead pollution in the Great Lakes.

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September 2020

2020 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting

September 15 - September 17
Erie, PA,

Please join us this fall for the 2020 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting, to be held September 15-17 on beautiful Lake Erie in Erie, Pennsylvania! 

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Michigan Inland Lake Convention: Conserving Lakes in a Changing Environment

September 16 - September 18

This year’s Convention will be completely online but will still feature keynote presentations, concurrent sessions, workshops, and lightning talks. The Convention will highlight current and emerging research and policy and management strategies for protecting inland lakes.

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October 2020

State of Lake Ontario Conference

October 26 - October 28
Toronto, ON

The 2020 State of Lake Ontario Conference (SOLO20) will be held October 26–28 in Toronto, Ontario, at the Hilton Toronto. Hosted by the International Association for Great Lakes Research, the conference will feature two days of concurrent sessions, workshops, field trips, and associated meetings. SOLO20 is the fourth in an annual series of State of Lake conferences aimed at promoting collaborations between the science and policy communities—particularly lake-specific research, management, education, and nonprofit organizations—to broaden the discussion and provide diverse…

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June 2021

Great Lakes Fishery Commission Annual Meeting

June 2, 2021 - June 3, 2021
Traverse City, MI

The Great Lakes Fishery Commission will hold a public Annual Meeting June 2-3, 2021, in Traverse City, Michigan.  At this meeting, the public can learn about and discuss developments in the Great Lakes fishery. Commissioners and the U.S. and Canadian Committees of Advisors will hold meetings here as well.

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