Great Lakes Research Virtual Presentation

Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA) is hosting their ISEA Cafes online through February. The public is encouraged to register for the virtual cafes which include Great Lakes research and a film about women diving in all five Great Lakes.

ISEA’s second virtual cafe event, Gobies, Quaggas, and the Nearshore Food Web, will take place on December 14 from 1:00-2:30 pm. Graceanne Tarsa, a researcher from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences, will be the presenter. The event is free but registration is required. Participants do not have to have a Zoom account to register. A Zoom link to participate will be sent after registration.

ISEA Cafes are an informal monthly gathering of the ISEA community to stay in touch during the non-sailing season and to deepen understanding of the Great Lakes. “We welcome anyone who has interest in learning more about us and what we do,” shared Juliana Lisuk, Volunteer Coordinator for the Inland Seas Education Association. “Moving the Cafes online allow anyone to participate, not just those who live in our area.” The Cafes give those involved with ISEA another opportunity to introduce their friends and family to ISEA, but the public is welcome to attend.

Additional ISEA Cafes will take place on:

  • January 26: The Big Five Dive Film Screening and Panel, presented by the filmmakers and divers featured in the film. The Big Five Dive follows a group of women as they attempt to dive one historic site in all five Great Lakes within the span of 24 hours. – Register
  • February 16: The Psychology of Environmental Stewardship, presented by Jess Lasoff-Santos from the University of Michigan and Katie Williamson from Rare’s Center for Behavior and Environment – Register

Inland Seas Education Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Suttons Bay, Michigan, dedicated to STEM education on the Great Lakes. Its shipboard and shore-side education programs are designed to inspire people of all ages to provide for the long-term stewardship of the Great Lakes. ISEA offers programs to schools, groups, and the public. For further information, contact Inland Seas Education Association at (231) 271-3077,, or on the web at