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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

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

November 8, 2017

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, 2017
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, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 - December 7, 2017
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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January 2018

No-Spills 2018 Annual Conference

January 3 - January 5
Traverse City, MI

The 28th Annual No-Spills Conference is a premier environmental and emergency response event focused on preventing hazardous material spills into the Great Lakes and its tributaries. Our conference encourages and facilitates interaction between agencies, industry professionals, subject matter experts and the public. Our presentations foster communication, promote the analysis of environmental issues, and offer solutions for prevention and of mitigation of hazardous material spills. This year's theme: Protecting the Great Lakes: Ownership, Resurgence and Renewal.

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Introduction to Lakes Online

January 23

The Michigan State University Extension Introduction to Lakes six-week course starts January 23, is offered in a convenient self-paced online format, and is designed for anyone interested in lakes. Topics of the course include lake ecology, watersheds, aquatic plants, shorelines, Michigan water law, and citizen involvement.

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February 2018

23rd Annual Wetland Science Conference

February 20 - February 22
Lake Geneva, WI

Wisconsin Wetlands Association's 23rd annual Wetland Science Conference will be held February 20-22, 2018, at the Olympia Resort in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. The two-day conference includes a keynote address, organized symposia, topical oral sessions, a poster session, working groups, a banquet, and field trips to area wetlands.

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