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Exciting changes are taking place at the CMU Biological Station for the summer of 2018.  In addition to a few of our typical 3-week, 3-credit courses, we are offering a series of field-based specialty courses that take advantage of our faculty expertise, first-rate research facility, and our unique location on beautiful Beaver Island.  These specialty courses will  appeal to a more diverse group from undergraduate and graduate students at CMU and across the region  to working professionals and individuals  wishing to expand their knowledge on a wide range of topics.  Please click on the request information box above to see the course listing and inquire about specific opportunities.  There is something for everyone this summer at CMUBS!


  • This summer the Beaver Island Historical Society in cooperation with the Michigan Humanities Council will host "Water/Ways," a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program. "Water/Ways" will be on view June 23, 2018 through August 5, 2018 at the St. James Township Hall The Beaver Island Historical Society has developed local exhibitions and public programs to compliment the Smithsonian exhibition. Free events include four exhibits: Water/Ways, The Michigan Water Heritage Project, Changing Waters: Research in the Great Lakes and the M.V. Chippewa Research Vessel owned by Central Michigan University, and a four day visit from The Madeline owned by the Maritime Heritage Alliance.

​Contact Us

  • CMU Biological Station on Beaver Island
    Central Michigan University
    P.O. Box 206
    Beaver Island, MI 49782
    Phone: 231.448.2325
  • John Gordon
    Manager, CMU Biological Station
    Campus Phone: 989.774.4400
    Island Phone: 231.448.2325