July 18, 2017, 10am - 4pm, CMU Boathouse on Whiskey Point
The annual open house presents the opportunity to see the facility's 12 mesocosms (each a 250-gallon tank representing a small experimental aquatic ecosystem) that can be filled (when the lake is stratified during the summer) with warm nutrient-depleted water pumped from the surface of Lake Michigan or cold nutrient-rich water from below the thermocline; this is the only facility within the Great Lakes basin with this capability. You'll also get to tour the M/V Chippewa (and sea its remote control submarine), see scientific displays in the station and enjoy educational kids activities outside all while enjoying spectacular views of Paradise Bay.
2017 Community Appreciation PartySeptember 16, 2017, CMU Biological Station on Beaver Island
As we do every year, we will host a party to celebrate the end of the season at the main lodge/cafeteria at CMUBS main campus on East Side Drive. A reception will begin at 5:30 pm with dinner at 6:00. You can count on the traditional pig roast with food and drink provided and no charge. All that and lots of other goodies with horseshoes, volleyball and memories of a fine summer on the station’s gorgeous Sand Bay beach.