Great Lakes Sea Grant Network Meeting, Erie, PA-June 16-18

Erie Bayfront /Photo courtesy of Jerry Skrypzak


Registration link:  Registration deadline is Friday, May 9th. Fees cover conference costs, including scheduled meals, banquet, receptions, field trips, and workshops. Additional banquet tickets for guests must be purchased by Monday, June 16.

June 15 (Sunday) Pre-conference Field Trips (Please express your interest in pre-conference field trips by completing this SurveyMonkey.)

June 16-18 (Monday-Wednesday) Main Conference

Final Agenda

Program Book (coming soon)

If you are planning to attend the conference please send a picture of yourself, along with your title and main interests, to Sara Stahlman at for inclusion in the Program Book by May 16, 2014.

Conference Locations:

Meetings and Banquet: Bayfront Sheraton

Beauty during autumn

Hotel Reservations:

Block rates are guaranteed through May 16, 2014 at the rate of $129 per night .

Make hotel reservations



Hands-on Professional Development:   Presque Isle State Park

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  • Bicycle tour of Weed Warriors invasive control work
  • Robotics aboard the Environaut in Presque Isle Bay
  • Marina and Tom Ridge Environmental Center Lab Tour
  • Walking tour of Frontier Park stream improvements
  • History of PISP tour by pontoon boat or hiking
  • Natural History Museum tour

Pre-conference Field Trips:

Please complete a brief survey to let us know which trip interests you most.

  • Asbury Woods Nature Center Green Roof Tour
  • Biking Presque Isle (experienced bikers with their own bike)
  • Half day perch fishing aboard the Edward John (
  • Wine Tour of North East, PA wineries

For more information: Please contact your program’s planning committee member.

Newspapers In Education (NIE)

PA Sea Grant provides the content and teacher lesson plans for the Erie Times-News Tuesday "Reconnect with your environment" NIE page. Past pages and lesson plans can be found here.