For some, turning 40 can be a dreaded event. For Michigan Sea Grant, it’s a reason to celebrate!
The Michigan Sea Grant program has shaped life—both human and aquatic—in the great lakes since its inception. And while it’s had many successes, perhaps the most notable is that it is one of the few truly cooperative efforts between Michigan’s two largest universities.
The program was established at the University of Michigan in 1969 as a research entity charged with supporting restoration and sustainability of Great Lakes fisheries. Since then, its mission has grown to include Extension and education at the K-12, undergraduate and graduate levels. In 1977, it became a cooperative program between UM and Michigan State University Extension. We’ve been helping educate people about its importance ever since.
You can read more about the evolution of this great program in the recent issue of Upwellings.