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!

Great Lakes Economic Forum

Chicago, IL

Seven years after being launched in Chicago, the premier Great Lakes Economic Forum, hosted by the Council of the Great Lakes Region, is returning to the city to showcase the region’s socioeconomic and environmental strengths and assets and engage regional public, private, and non-profit sector leaders on strategic global, continental and regional issues impacting the bi-national Great Lakes region’s long-term competitiveness and sustainability.

IERQC Webinar: Characterization of Seed Banks in Dredge Material

Online

Dredging operations are a crucial part in maintaining navigation channels.  Historically, dredged material has been stored in confined disposal facilities (CDFs), particularly when the material is determined to be contaminated. Due to the limited space currently available within CDFs nationwide, new methods for sediment placement and use are currently being investigated.

Working with Nature to Protect the St. Lawrence River Shoreline

Ogdensburg, NY

Learn nature-based ways to address shoreline erosion and about the shoreline project permitting process for the St. Lawrence River region in New York State with presenters from New York Sea Grant, New York State DEC, St. Lawrence County Planning Department, and Save The River.

Great Lakes Ecosystem Education Exchange Workshop for Teachers

Buffalo, NY

New York Sea Grant (NYSG) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) host this July 25th, 1-3 pm Summer 2022 Great Lakes Ecosystem Education Exchange (GLEEE) professional development workshop for teachers, environmental educators, and homeschoolers.

Great Lakes Ecosystem Education Exchange Workshop for Teachers

Buffalo, NY

New York Sea Grant (NYSG) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) host this July 26th, 1-3 pm Summer 2022 Great Lakes Ecosystem Education Exchange (GLEEE) professional development workshop for teachers, environmental educators, and homeschoolers.

IERQC Monthly Webinar Series: Climate Change and Great Lakes Forests

Online

This presentation will discuss expected climate change impacts, forest vulnerability and tree species projections for the Western Great Lake States, provide an overview of the Adaptation Workbook approach for incorporating climate change into land management planning, and examine a demonstration project that utilized the Adaptation Workbook.