Inspiring a lifetime of Great Lakes curiosity, stewardship, and passion in people of all ages.
Work to help improve humanity's understanding of the environment, how to protect it, and our place in it.
Work to bridge the gap between the edge of scientific discovery and the general public. Make science accessible to all.
Pilot all types of watercraft, making sure they reach their destination safely.
Design strategies and methods for good water resource management.
Career Experience Opportunities
ISEA partners with multiple colleges and universities including the Northwestern Michigan College Freshwater Studies, Western Michigan University Freshwater Science and Sustainability, the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability, Lake Superior State University, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Michigan Technological University, and Penn State - Behrend. We also partner with various organizations including Michigan Sea Grant, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary (NOAA), Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Watershed Center of Grand Traverse Bay, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park, Michigan DNR and several more.