The Education and Outreach Program at AWRI provides programs, tours, workshops, and special events for a variety of audiences. Visit the AWRI Facebook page for up-to-date information about events.

Classroom 1

Classroom Opportunities

Hands-on science at the Lake Michigan Center in Muskegon is available with free programs. Location: Annis Educational Foundation Classroom at the Lake Michigan Center.



GVSU GLOBE Partnership

AWRI along with the GVSU Regional Math and Science Center is affiliated with the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program. GLOBE is an international student environmental monitoring program that links students with scientists. As a GLOBE partner, we offer teacher training and opportunities for students to come to the Lake Michigan Center to practice GLOBE protocols.

Project WET

Project WET Training

As the host of Michigan Project WET, AWRI provides educator and facilitator training. Facilitators throughout the state offer local workshops.  Workshop times are posted on the Michigan Project WET Facebook page. E-mail for current information.

State of Lake MI

Lake Michigan: State of the Lake Conference

The Lake Michigan: State of the Lake Conference was hosted by AWRI in 1999, 2001, and 2003.
2003 Conference Abstracts
2001 Conference Abstracts
1999 Conference Abstracts

Information on the other Lake Michigan: State of the Lake Conferences is be posted on the U.S. EPA Lake Michigan Forum website.

Great Tour

Making Lake Michigan Great

The W.G. Jackson has made its way around Lake Michigan on the Making Lake Michigan Great tour to various ports of call in the summer. As a project of the U.S. EPA's Lake Michigan Forum, the purpose of these annual tours is to spread the word about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Lakewide Action and Management Plan for Lake Michigan. Funded by the U.S. EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, the tours provide hands-on experience in water issues for the public aboard the W.G. Jackson and the D.J. Angus. There are cruises for students and the public, open houses, teacher workshops, and community events. The Tour has reached 33 ports of call in Lake Michigan since 1998.