Join Michigan State University Extension this winter for the award winning Introduction to Lakes Online course taking place January 10 – March 8!

Course topics include:
Lake Ecology
Lakes and their Watersheds
Lakes and their Shorelines
Introduction to Aquatic Plants
Lakes and the Law
Community Involvement

Each topic is explored weekly through pre-recorded video lectures, interactive activities, and discussion forums. On average, participants spend around two hours a week diving into the course topics. A complete schedule and syllabus is available on the Introduction to Lakes Online website.

In addition to the course website, participants can also join on Zoom for three Ask-an-Expert webinars. The webinars feature experts from Michigan State University, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy.

Participants can receive 16 Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Pesticide Applicator Re-Certification credits and credits in the MSU Extension Master Citizen Planner, Master Gardener, and Master Naturalist programs.

Registration Details
Registration is open now through January 8. The cost of the course is $115 per person. Register by December 19 for an early bird price of $95 per person. Scholarships are available to those experiencing a financial hardship.

Special Pricing for MLSA Members:

Current individual members of the Michigan Lakes and Streams Association are eligible to receive a $95 reimbursement upon successful completion of the course. Not an MLSA member? Join as an Individual Member prior to completing the course and you can also take advantage of this opportunity.

Now Accepting Scholarship Applications for 2023
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