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Introduction to Lakes Online Course

January 30


Introduction to Lakes Online is designed for interested individuals, decision-makers, local leaders, resource professionals, and lakefront property owners interested in gaining knowledge about inland lakes and connecting with others who have a similar interest. In this introductory online course, participants will learn about lake ecology, management, and protection through six interactive units.

Participants increase their knowledge and understanding of the following six topics:

  • Lake ecology
  • Watersheds
  • Shorelines
  • Aquatic plant management
  • Michigan water law
  • Community involvement

These topics are divided into six units which include closed-captioned video lectures, interactive activities, discussion forums, quizzes, and additional resources.  The units take approximately 2 hours to complete. The course is taught on a week-by-week basis, allowing for online communication between classmates and instructors through topical discussion forums.

Register by January 12, 2024, for an early bird rate of $95.00. After this date, the course price will be $115.00. The deadline to register is January 28, 2024.

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January 30


Michigan State University
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