This popular workshop is back! Sign up for one or both days. The workshop will focus on migrating birds in May
and nesting residents in June. The group will visit various outdoor sites and there may be lectures indoors also.
Register soon as advance registration is required.
Group size will be limited to allow for a good experience for all. Download Registration form.
Cost: $100 (GLC member $70) for two days, $50 (GLC member $35) for one day
Although this workshop will be geared to adults, teenagers interested in the topic are welcome to attend.
Janet Avery Scholarships are available, and registrants are encouraged to apply.
The Noblet Field Station will be home the Aquatic Ecology at Gratiot Lake Exploration July 15 to 21st. Students will investigate the ecology of Gratiot Lake, the Little Gratiot River, and Sucker Creek. Michigan Tech and GLC have collaborated on Aquatic Ecology at Gratiot Lake since 2003. In addition to providing the Noblet Field Station to the group, GLC pays the instructor salary and awards a scholarship.
Limnologist, Erick Elgin
Gratiot Lake Public Boat Access
Because GLC has enrolled in Exotic Aquatic Plant Watch, Erick Elgin, a water resource educator from the Michigan State University Extension, will be coming to teach about and perform an invasive aquatic plant survey. He will provide information on how to identify these five plants and demonstrate a transect survey method by doing the initial survey near the Gratiot Lake public access. If you are interested in helping with lake monitoring for exotic invasive plants and would like to see how it is donesign up for this event.
Join geologist Daniel Lizzadro-McPherson on a pontoon boat ride to explore what the big picture of the Gratiot Lake landscape reveals about its geological history. Then visit the Gratiot Lake Conservancy land to identify shoreline pebbles and boulders. Bring a bag lunch to picnic at the Noblet Field Station. Daniel has done work on Keweenaw GeoHeritage, fieldwork on the Keweenaw fault to enhance the USGS EdMAP, and is a GIS analyst at Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center.
This event is free of charge but space is limited. R.SV.P. is required, so reserve early for a chance at a spot.
Contact Bonnie at Director@GratiotLakeConservancy.org or call 906-337-5476.
Be sure to share your contact information including email address and phone numbers so that details can be shared with you.
Your reservation will be confirmed via email.