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  • 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.

  • Michigan Birding 101 Session 1 - Basic Birding Skills

    Published on March 14, 2021

    Welcome to our Michigan Birding 101 series. This is Session 1 of a four-part series provided by Michigan Sea Grant and MSU Extension featuring tips and tricks and lots of great information from Extension educator Elliot Nelson. In this video, we'll learn basic birding skills and suggestions for equipment you might want to use.

  • Michigan Birding 101 Session 4 - Magnificent Migration

    Published on March 14, 2021

    Welcome to our Michigan Birding 101 series. This is Session 4 of a four-part series provided by Michigan Sea Grant and MSU Extension featuring tips and tricks and lots of great information from Extension educator Elliot Nelson. In this video, we'll learn about the many species who make their way to and through Michigan during migration.

  • Michigan Birding 101 Session 2 - Backyard Birds

    Published on March 14, 2021

    Welcome to our Michigan Birding 101 series. This is Session 2 of a four-part series provided by Michigan Sea Grant and MSU Extension featuring tips and tricks and lots of great information from Extension educator Elliot Nelson. In this video, Elliot talks about the birds you are most likely to see in your own area and offers tips on identifying them.

  • Michigan Birding 101 Session 3 - Winter Birding

    Published on March 14, 2021

    Welcome to our Michigan Birding 101 series. This is Session 3 of a four-part series provided by Michigan Sea Grant and MSU Extension featuring tips and tricks and lots of great information from Extension educator Elliot Nelson. In this video, we'll learn what birds you can expect to see year round and also only in the colder seasons in Michigan.

  • Wild Spartans: Searching for Vernal Pools with Yu Man Lee

    Published on March 9, 2021

    In this episode, we will take a dive into the springtime ephemeral pools in the woods to discover the treasures within! We will talk to a herpetologist about researching and conserving amphibians and reptiles. Meet Yu Man Lee, Conservation Scientist, Michigan Natural Features Inventory, learn about her field work, and the education and career path she followed to get there.

  • Wild Spartans: All About Honey Bees with with Ana Heck

    Published on February 9, 2021

    In this episode, we talk to an entomologist researching the pollinators of our world. Meet MSU apiculture researcher, Ana Heck, learn about her field work, and the education and career path she followed to get there as she discusses “All About Honey Bees: Working with a Superorganism” as we discover what the buzz really is about bees!

  • Fighting Invasive Species: Small Organisms, Epic Possibilities

    Published on February 4, 2021

    Researcher Marianna Szűcs discusses her lab’s work using natural enemies to manage invasive species.

  • 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”.

  • 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.”

  • 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."

  • Session 1: Water School Webinar Series - Water Quantity

    Published on October 9, 2020

    Session 1: Water Quantity. MSU Extension Water School provides local decision-makers, appointed and elected officials, and municipal staff with critical, relevant information needed to understand Michigan’s water resources, including the fundamentals of water science, in order to support sound water management decisions and increase awareness of current and future local and state water issues.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • CMERC Migratory Birds Virtual Field Day - Michigan State Bird Observatory

    Published on September 24, 2020

    Dr. Jennifer Owen discusses one of the biggest facets of the Corey Marsh Ecological Research Center.

  • CMERC Migratory Birds Virtual Field Day - Educational & Outreach at CMERC

    Published on September 24, 2020

    CMERC Education and Outreach Coordinator Kristy Taylor shows the opportunities for the public and other groups to experience Corey Marsh Ecological Research Center.