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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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November 2017

Lake Michigan Fisheries Workshop

November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hammond, IN

Calling all anglers, charter captains, and lake enthusiasts! Learn about research on salmon stocking, migration, reproduction, and feeding, as well as the reintroduction of native ciscos, and the economic impact and value of recreational fishing in southern Lake Michigan. This workshop is hosted by Purdue University and the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant.

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Go Gary Project Tour

November 4 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Chicago, IL

Exciting work is underway in Gary, Indiana to make the city greener, stronger, and more resilient. Please plan to join Delta Institute for a tour of their Gary, Indiana, collaborations, including stops at a poplar tree farm and the Steel City Salvage Pop-Up Shop. The tour will also visit Gary's newest project, City Church Ruins Garden, a 2017 Knight Cities Challenge Grant recipient.

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State of Lake Michigan Conference and Great Lakes Beach Association Conference

November 6 - November 10
Green Bay, WI

The 2017 State of Lake Michigan Conference will also feature the annual meeting of the Great Lakes Beach Association, and other associated workshops and field trips. SOLM 17 will be the first in an annual series of State of Lake conferences aimed at promoting linkages between the science and policy communities.

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The Current Webinar: Conservation Practice Tracking for the Mississippi River Basin

November 8
Webinar

This North Central Region Water Network webinar will give an overview of conservation and water quality tracking across the Mississippi and Atchafalaya River Basin (MARB). Discussion will focus on the overall need for tracking and what is being done on the state and regional level. The goal is to add power to the conservation story by showing the combined impact of all of our efforts.

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Semiannual Binational Great Lakes AIS Forum

November 9
Ann Arbor, MI

The second Binational Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species Forum will be held November 9, 2017 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Forum will bring together representatives of federal, state and provincial agencies, research facilities, environmental groups, private industry, and other key stakeholders, from the United States and Canada who are working on aquatic invasive species (AIS) issues.

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HABs Collaboratory Webinar: Current and Emerging Technology in the Great Lakes

November 14 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Webinar

The HABs Collaboratory will be hosting the Current and Emerging Technology in the Great Lakes webinar. During this webinar, presenters will highlight technology that is currently being used and/or developed to measure water quality and harmful algal blooms in the Great Lakes.

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Monitoring and Mapping Great Lakes Waterbirds to Support Management

November 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Webinar

The “Mapping and Monitoring Avian Resources in the Great Lakes” project was designed to understand how birds use the shoreline and offshore areas of the Great Lakes, and how can this information be used to evaluate the potential impact of proposed offshore wind projects and other resource management issues. During this webinar, we will talk about the history of the project and share some of the results.

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Lake Michigan Fisheries Workshop

November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Michigan City, IN

Calling all anglers, charter captains, and lake enthusiasts! Learn about research on salmon stocking, migration, reproduction, and feeding, as well as the reintroduction of native ciscos, and the economic impact and value of recreational fishing in southern Lake Michigan. This workshop is hosted by Purdue University and the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant.

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NaturePlay: Taking Childhood Back

November 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Duluth, MN

The experience of nature is a critical issue in the lives of our children. Explore the "extinction of experience" - a widespread concern that many children have diminished contact with nature in their daily routines and what this might mean for childhood development. At this event, there will be a screening of the award-winning film, NaturePlay: Taking Childhood Back. Following the film, the presenters will highlight some local research and programming that is studying and supporting nature play for children in our region. The event is free and open to the public.

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December 2017

AFDO/Seafood Alliance HACCP Training Course

December 5 - December 7
Baraga, MI

A Seafood Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Training Course that is being coordinated by Michigan Sea Grant, Michigan State University Extension, and the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission will be held December 5-7, 2017 at Ojibwa Casino Resort in Baraga, Michigan. All fish processors are required to take this training if they are not currently certified.

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