2021-22 ISEA Cafes

ISEA Cafes are a way for us to connect in the non-sailing season and continue our mission of ongoing learning about the Great Lakes for people of all ages. This year we will be offering an in-person option at the ISEA Campus and a virtual option over Zoom for folks to attend. We have a great line-up of speakers over the next few months and hope you can join us! 

Save the dates and RSVP Here to let us know how you plan to attend (a Zoom link will be sent if you plan to attend virtually). We know some of these dates are a way off and understand if your plans change. We can always adjust your registration.


November 30, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Jason Smith, Fisheries Assessment Biologist with the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, will discuss the role of Tribal biologists, the relationship between the Anishinaabek and Atikameg (Whitefish), and why it matters. View recording

December 14, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Ashley Elgin, Research Benthic Ecologist with NOAA, will discuss the benthic changes that have occurred in Lake Michigan over the years and what it means for the future of the lake. 

January 27, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

John Hartig, Visiting Scholar, Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research at the University of Windsor, will discuss why an ecosystem-focused restoration approach is necessary and successful at sites around the Great Lakes. 

February 23, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

The University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability Graduate Student Research Team will discuss their preliminary results and recommendations from a year of researching ISEA’s data management system. 

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