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  • Natural Resources

    Our natural resources programs improve public understanding, help landowners and communities use those assets for sustainable long-term social and economic development and conserve natural resources for future generations.


  • Conflict, Collaboration & Consensus in Natural Resource Issues

    Conflict, Collaboration & Consensus in Natural Resource Issues is a course offered by Michigan State University Extension designed to help natural resource professionals gain confidence and competence in helping groups and communities productively address contentious natural resource issues.

  • Michigan Master Naturalist Course

    The MSU Extension Michigan Master Naturalist Program is available to all persons interested in understanding and conserving the native ecology of the state beginning in their own backyards. Local programs are coordinated by local partner groups throughout the state. The course is delivered in monthly sessions over a period of six months.

  • Introduction to Lakes

    Introduction to Lakes is a six-week online course specially designed for lake users, lakefront property owners and lake managers interested in learning about inland lakes. From the comfort of home or office, participants have 24/7 access to six online units complete with closed-captioned video lectures, interactive activities, additional resources, discussion forums, quizzes and live chat sessions with classmates and MSU Extension experts.

  • Conservation Stewards Program

    Conservation Stewards Program participants learn about the history of conservation activities in Michigan, ecological principles, ecoregional classifications, and the choices that manage our natural resources. In addition to this foundation, participants learn about terrestrial ecosystems (forestlands and grasslands) and aquatic ecosystems (wetlands, lakes and streams) through classroom and in-field instruction.

  • Oct 5

    Homeownership Education (online)

    October 5, 2020 – October 7, 2020 6 - 8 pm EST Online via Zoom

    This homeownership seminar from MSU Extension will provide you with valuable information about the home buying process.

  • Sep 8

    Virtual Michigan Conservation Stewards Program Fall 2021

    September 8, 2021 – November 10, 2021 Virtual

    This program is designed for those interested in science-based ecosystem management principles & sharing this knowledge with others.

  • Jul 22

    High Water on the Great Lakes: Options for Shore Protection and Stabilization

    July 22, 2020 6:00PM – 7:00PM

    Webinar will discuss options for shore protection/stabilization with expected erosion.

  • Oct 8

    Free online Michigan Water School webinar series

    October 8, 2020 3:00PM – 5:00PM

    Understanding the state’s water resources is important for elected and appointed officials and their staff when making sound water management decisions.

  • CMERC Migratory Birds Virtual Field Day

    Published on September 24, 2020

    The team from Corey Marsh Ecological Research Center present their Virtual Field Day program for 2020.

  • Wild Spartans: Protecting Michigan's Bats with John DePue

    Published on October 26, 2020

    In this 4-H Wild Spartans episode, meet Michigan DNR biologist, John DePue, learn about his field work, and his education and career path as he shares his work "Protecting Michigan's Bats."

  • CMERC Migratory Birds Virtual Field Day - Corey Marsh introduction

    Published on September 24, 2020

    A quick look at Corey Marsh Ecological Research Center in visual form.

  • Life of the Straits: Mackinac Island

    Published on August 13, 2020

    Mackinac Island is the most popular tourist destination in Michigan with more than 1 million visitors each year.

  • Climate Change and Agriculture

    Published on August 28, 2016

    Getting started with climate change and agriculture: What do Michigan farmers think?

  • CMERC Migratory Birds Virtual Field Day - Avian Influenza Virus

    Published on September 24, 2020

    Dr. Jennifer Owen talks about how AIV is being tracked at Corey Marsh Ecological Research Center.

  • Wild Spartans: Science in Zookeeping & Conservation with Caitlin Mack

    Published on November 10, 2020

    In this 4-H Wild Spartans episode, we head to the sub-Sahara to learn about African painted (wild) dogs. Meet MSU graduate researcher, Caitlin Mack, learn about her work on the social behavior and conservation of these rare carnivores, and the education and career path she followed as she discusses “Science in Zookeeping and Conservation.”

  • CMERC Migratory Birds Virtual Field Day - Cavity Nesting Birds at Corey Marsh

    Published on September 24, 2020

    CANR student Evan Griffis talks about his research project on cavity nesting birds at CMERC.

  • Virtual Shiver on the River 2021

    Published on May 28, 2021

    Michigan Sea Grant educator Mary Bohling guides us through stops along Belle Isle to learn more about what the island has to offer.

  • Wild Spartans: Raptor Conservation with Libby Mojica

    Published on January 12, 2021

    In this 4-H Wild Spartans episode, we take to the skies to talk to an ornithologist about the raptors that inspire us! Learn about researching, protecting, and conserving raptors that soar our skies. Meet EDM wildlife biologist, Libby Mojica, learn about her field work, and the education and career path she followed to get there as she discusses “Raptor Conservation and Management: Working with Birds of Prey in Cities and Wildlands.”

  • Wild Spartans: Invasive Species with Taylor Haas

    Published on December 8, 2020

    In this 4-H Wild Spartans episode, we go upstream to learn about sea lamprey, an oceanic species invading the Great Lakes. Meet MSU graduate researcher, Taylor Haas, learn about his field work, and the education and career path he followed to get there in his presentation, “Invasive Species and I: A Scientist’s Tale of Working with Wildlife from Elsewhere”.

  • CMERC Migratory Birds Virtual Field Day - an overview of CMERC

    Published on September 24, 2020

    CMERC director Dr. Jennifer Owen gives an overview of Corey Marsh Ecological Research Center, a facility with a long history and a bright future.