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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May 2018

Michigan Water School: Essential Resources for Local Officials

May 22 - May 23

Michigan Water School helps elected and appointed officials increase their knowledge about water management and gain access to tools and resources to help impact their local economy. Water School features both in-class presentations and interactive learning demonstrations along with a field-tour. The program includes sessions on water quantity, quality, economics, finance, and planning, and water policy issues.

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June 2018

Great Lakes Hydrilla Collaborative Technical Webinar – Monoecious Hydrilla Biology and Implications for Management

June 12

The Great Lakes Hydrilla Collaborative Technical Webinar Series continues as Dr. Rob Richardson of North Carolina State University presents on Monoecious Hydrilla Biology and Implications for Management. Dr. Richardson will provide specific examples as to how the biology of monoecious hydrilla shapes management programs. We will have an approximately 40-minute presentation followed by a 20-minute question and answer session.

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2018 Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Annual Meeting and Conference

June 13 - June 15
Ajax, Ontario

The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative's Annual Meeting and Conference brings together stakeholders (municipal, federal, state, provincial, tribal/First Nations/Metis, NGOs, private, academic) from the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence region to share best practices, discuss shared issues and move forward the protection and restoration of the resource.

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Soil Health Parameters and Water Quality Webinar

June 13

As measuring soil health becomes more of a common practice, there are a variety of factors to consider based on location, soil type, and cropping system. So, which tests makes sense for you? Tune in to this month’s webinar and learn about the variety of soil health parameters, which factors to consider for each indicator, and which soil health tests are connected to water quality.

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IAGLR’s 61st Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research

June 18 - June 22
Toronto, ON

Fellow researchers from around the world will gather in Scarborough, on the green edge of Toronto, for IAGLR's 61st annual Conference on Great Lakes Research. A great program is in store with four days of scientific sessions and speakers focusing on our theme Great Science for Tomorrow's Solutions.

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2018 International Charr Symposium

June 18 - June 21
Duluth, MN

This 9th International Charr Symposium will gather scientists with an interest in charr biology from the whole distribution of the genus, and will disseminate the latest research findings within a broad range of topics. The symposium will also provide a unique forum for networking and developing research collaborations.

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Webinar: Understanding the influence of climate information on farm decision-making

June 25

NC3 is hosting bimonthly webinars on climate, water, and agriculture throughout 2018. The next webinar is Monday, June 25th and will feature Tonya Haigh of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Haigh will present the results from a recent survey administered to farmers and farm advisors across the US Corn Belt exploring climate services and the public and private pathways to farm decision-making.

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July 2018

One Water Summit 2018

July 10 - July 12
Minneapolis, MN

Join hundreds of top water leaders in the Twin Cities for One Water Summit 2018. It is the premier national conference focused on sustainable, integrated, and inclusive approaches to managing water, our most precious natural resource. From inspiring plenary sessions, skills building institutes, interactive workshops, mobile tours, and unparalleled networking opportunities, One Water Summit 2018 is not to be missed. Now is the time to define our nation’s water future by setting a bold One Water agenda, charting a path together with the right cross section of leaders, and rapidly scaling what works.

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The Current Webinar: Successful Efforts in Stopping Aquatic Invasive Species from the Pet and Pond Trades

July 11

Invasive aquatic plants and animals introduced through trade channels pose a significant threat to natural ecosystems. Invasive organisms can be released into waterways or escape from private ponds and water gardens. Invasive aquatic species can also be included in shipments to vendors and consumers via “hitchhiking” organisms or mislabeling. Join us for this month’s The Current to hear from Extension professionals around the region on their successful efforts – and lessons learned – in blocking invasive aquatic species from these trades.

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U.S. Brig NIAGARA Environmental Science Field School

July 27 - August 10
Erie, PA

The U.S. Brig NIAGARA 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. The program takes place on the U.S. Brig NIAGARA, a reconstructed nineteenth-century sailing ship, owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and operated as a sailing school vessel. College credit available. Passport required.

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