Developing virtual learning opportunities to train citizen scientists about lake sturgeon and coupled Great Lakes-tributary ecosystems

Grant: # 1766

Grant Amount: $35,427.00

Board Decision Year: 2018

Michigan State University - Department of Fisheries and Wildlife (East Lansing)

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Scribner, Kim ([email protected]) (517) 353-3288

2018 Great Lakes Stewardship - Other Great Lakes Stewardship

Project Details

Michigan State University developed the Lake Sturgeon Community Science course that was used by 19 classrooms in four Great Lakes states, focusing on lake sturgeon and Great Lakes tributary ecosystems. Participants learned about Great Lakes tributary communities, interspecies interactions, and human disturbances that affect the sustainability of ecosystem processes and species viability. The project produced underwater video recordings of fish passage into the Black River, educational videos for students, and a graphical interface that allowed students to visualize results. More information can be found on their website:


View - GLFTSturgeonCommunityScience-Project_Profile.pdf
View - Lake_Sturgeon_Community_Science_Course_Materials.pdf
Lake Sturgeon Community Science Program Evalulation
View - Lake_Sturgeon_Community_Science_Program_Evalulation.pdf
View - Teacher_Q_A.pdf
Instructional PPT
View - Instructional_PPT.pdf