For Friday, March 25, 2016
1 – Northeast Michigan schools are part of a study on place-based education.
The report on the Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative centers on four case studies and highlights the opinion and analysis of students.
Examples of place-based activities in Northeast Michigan schools include monitoring water quality and aquatic invasive species, adopting public beaches and promoting fisheries.
Students also have been out removing invasive plants as part of a habitat restoration effort in their schoolyard n
The study identifies four principles that youth value as part of a place-based education experience. Those include that the education is rich with opportunities to contribute to the community and explore future career possibilities.
2 – Spring fishery workshops are being held along Lake Huron’s coastline to offer current research and information related to the status of the fishery.
One of the workshops is from 6 to 9 p.m. on April 19 in Bay City, at the Knights of Columbus Hall on South River Road.
The workshop is being put on by agencies including Michigan Sea Grant and the state Department of Natural Resources.
The event is open to the public and will include information and status updates on topics such as Saginaw Bay perch and walleye, and work underway to restore historic fish spawning reefs in Saginaw Bay.
Other workshops are April 21 in Ubly, April 26 in Cedarville and April 27 in Alpena.
Pre-registration for the events is requested.
3 – If you’re looking to talk fish with staff from the DNR Fisheries Division, there’s also a “Conversations and Coffee” public forum on April 12.
It’s from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Visitor Center at the Bay City State Recreation Area in Bangor Township.
You can attend to chat with fisheries managers and biologists, discuss local issues and management activities, and get specific questions answered.
The coffee talk is informal and no presentations will be made.
For more information, see Michigan.gov/fishing.
– Mr. Great Lakes is heard at 9 a.m. Fridays in Bay City, Michigan, on Delta College Q-90.1 FM NPR.