2014 Great Lakes Lecture Series Features Scientists from The Nature Conservancy
The Freshwater Forum and The Nature Conservancy are hosting the Science Talks lecture series at Cranbrook Institute of Science. Each Thursday night lecture begins with an opportunity to meet the scientist and a Cash Bar at 6:30, followed by a 7:30 pm lecture.
VIEW THE 2012/13 "What's So Great about the Great Lakes?" LECTURE SERIES ONLINE AT THE INSTITUTE'S LECTURE ARCHIVE.
Wet & Wild January 23, 2014
Restoring Native Fish Habitat Aquatic Ecologist Matt Herbert will talk about new experiments and techniques used to reduce the impacts from aquatic invasive species while also working to restore and improve habitat for native fish in the Great Lakes.
Get with the Program February 20, 2014
How Technology is Advancing Conservation Director of Science Dr. Scott Sowa will share the latest, state-of-the-art innovations in the works and underway in the conservation science field to improve efficiency and precision on the ground and in the water.
Is More Better? March 20, 2014
Striking a Balance Between Farming & Freshwater Hear Saginaw Bay Project Director Mary Fales explain how science and academia is working with farmers to protect our freshwater resources as agricultural production increases and intensifies.
Extreme Makeover: Nature Edition! April, 24, 2014
Techniques for Protecting Rare Species & Habitats Learn how Restoration Director Chris May is implementing the latest ecological techniques to save the last of the least and the best of the rest rare species and habitats in Michigan.
Tickets for each lecture are $10 for Nature Conservancy and Cranbrook Institute of Science Members and $12 for non-members. Series tickets: $40 for Cranbrook Institute of Science and The Nature Conservancy Members $50 non-members.
To register, visit the Admission Desk at the Institute of Science or online: click here to register for an individual lecture or click here to register for the whole series. Seating is limited, early registration is encouraged. This series is sponsored by Northern Trust.
Native Plant Propagation Workshop
Cranbrook Institute of Science
Saturday - February 22, 2014
9 am - 11:30 am
Join us for a workshop to learn how to collect native seeds and grow them to produce your own plants. Participants will learn about sorting and processing seeds, as well as germination techniques and caring for seedlings. Each workshop participant will take home a collection of native seeds from Institute of Science native gardens.
To register visit the Cranbrook Institute of Science website:
Volunteer Opportunities for Environmental Education at Cranbrook
There are volunteer opportunities available through Cranbrook Institute of Science for watershed education, including:
- Water on the Go! Survey Correction
- Rouge River Water Festival Volunteer (3rd week of September)
Volunteer Opportunities Across Michigan in Natural Areas Restoration
Visit the Stewardship Network website for volunteer opportunities across the state in Natural Areas Management. Volunteer opportunities include invasive species removal, habitat restoration, and native plant seed collection. Many events also offer education on the science and practice of restoring ecosystems. Visit the Stewardship Network website for a comprehensive state-wide listing.