Integrating research, education, and outreach to enhance and preserve freshwater resources.


AWRI Education Specialist

GVSU is hiring an Education Specialist at AWRI in Muskegon. The successful applicant will provide oversight of AWRI’s vessel based and K-12 classroom education programs, including program development, oversight of instructional personnel, and classroom facility. The position reports directly to the AWRI Director. View the full job announcement for a full list of qualification and education requirements, responsibilities, and salary information. Apply online at Consideration of applications will begin immediately and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.

Graduate Research Assistantships

AWRI is currently accepting applications for graduate research assistantships, available to full-time students interested in pursuing a Master of Science degree in Biology with an emphasis in aquatic sciences. View the full assistantship announcement.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

Due to health and safety concerns for staff, students, and guests, AWRI has implemented the following changes. Learn more about GVSU's coronavirus response at

  • In accordance with University protocols, AWRI is closed to the public. Phone calls and deliveries are being accepted.
  • The Spring 2021 vessel season for the W.G. Jackson and the D.J. Angus has been canceled. Booking for Fall 2021 cruises can be started Monday, May 10, 2021. Group organizers may send questions to (616) 331-3749 and

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AWRI is part of Grand Valley State University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.