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