2023/24 ISEA Cafe Schedule

Below is the 2023/24 ISEA Cafe Schedule. If you have any questions please contact Harrison at hfischer@schoolship.org.


Using Doom as Fuel for the Future – Nov. 16th, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join us for this engaging presentation by Inland Seas staffers Rachel and Liam. Their presentation will discuss the sense of impending doom felt by people across the country particularly those in younger demographics. They will also discuss how this feeling of doom and dread can be used to spark action and acts of stewardship that will help to protect the environment for generations to come.


The Great Lakes Origin – A Story of Fire and Ice

Join us for a presentation by our very own Trisha Smrecak on the geological history of Michigan. Learn about the rocks you find along the beach and how they tell the story of this area from time immemorial. This cafe will be hands-on and engaging so come ready to dive in! This will be held on the ISEA campus on Thursday, Dec. 7th from 2-3:30pm.

January (Virtual)

Who is eating invasive species in the Grand Traverse Bay area?

The January ISEA Cafe will feature volunteer instructor John Fletcher discussing his findings while researching invasive Round Gobies and their place in a constantly evolving food web. RSVP for the zoom link here.

February (Hybrid)

February Cafe – Art Hirsch Discusses Microplastics in the Great Lakes | Thursday, February 22nd, from 3:00p – 4:00p EST
Environmental engineer Art Hirsch will be sharing a presentation about microplastics in the Great Lakes. This event will be HYBRID. Art is located in Colorado and will be presenting via Zoom. ISEA will host a viewing party in the education center, and the link will be available for those who would like to join from home.

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