Intro to Lakes- Online Course Sponsored by MSU Extension- Unit 4 Water Law

 

Michigan is blessed with more than 11,000 inland lakes and each provides unique recreational, scenic and environmental benefits. These inland lakes are complex ecosystems. Concerned citizens, decision makers, local leaders, resource professionals and lakefront property owners can learn about inland lake management and protection by enrolling in the MSU Extension Introduction to Lakes online course.

Introduction to Lakes is a six-week online course specially designed for lake users, lakefront property owners, and lake managers interested in learning about inland lakes. From the comfort of home or office, participants have 24/7 access to six online units complete with closed captioned video lectures, interactive activities, additional resources, discussion forums, quizzes and live chat sessions with classmates and Michigan State University Extension experts. Through this convenient format, participants increase their knowledge and understanding of the following topics:

  1. Lake ecology
  2. Lakes and their watersheds
  3. Shorelines
  4. Michigan water law
  5. Aquatic plant management
  6. Community involvement in lake stewardship

The course is taught on a week-by-week basis, allowing for online communication between classmates and instructors through topical discussion forums.  Access to the course website will end at midnight March 15th, 2019.

The course also includes three pre-scheduled ask-an-expert webinar sessions with instructors and outside experts. MSU Extension course instructors include Bindu Bhakta, Erick Elgin, Dr. Jo Latimore, Dr. Lois Wolfson and Brad Neumann.

Start date: January 22, 2019. The course will open to registrants on January 15 to allow time to get acquainted with the online classroom.

Registration: Registration is NOW OPEN.
An Early Bird rate of $95 is available through December 12, and regular registration ($115) will be available through January 8. (Registration closes on January 6, 2019.)

Event Registration: https://www.canr.msu.edu/introduction_to_lakes_online/

Questions?  Contact  Bindu Bhakta at bhaktabi@msu.edu