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Wednesday, June 8

Volunteer opportunity with Michigan Sea Grant

This year, Michigan Sea Grant has have received funding for a youth educational river snorkeling program for summer 2016. They will be partnering with the Huron River Watershed Council and the Ann Arbor/Ypsi YMCA for a day-long program that is designed to get middle-school aged kids out to the Huron River to learn about water quality and to go snorkeling and get in touch with some of the life in the river. Part of the program involves the kids being able to talk to experts in the field to learn more about watersheds, aquatic ecosystems, stream morphology, and identify some of the critters they find. We will also be dipping for benthic macroinvertebrates and seining for minnows.

Sea Grant is looking for EEB faculty, staff, or students with backgrounds in aquatic ecology or biology that may be interested in serving as volunteer experts. The first programs will be held on Wednesday June 22nd and Wednesday June 29th from 10-3, with the possibility of 4-6 more days between July and August. Volunteers can sign up for just one day or as many as they want to.

Jack Cotrone, Program Assistant
Michigan Sea Grant, University of Michigan