Thousands of people are spending their summer enjoying the beaches and waters of the Great Lakes.
At the same time, Central Michigan University researchers and students are on an island in northern Lake Michigan, doing work to ensure others can continue reveling in the largest freshwater system in the world.
These students and researchers have access to exceptional facilities in a unique environment at CMU's Biological Station on Beaver Island – Lake Michigan's largest island. The island's incomparable freshwater ecosystems, natural habitat and inland lakes provide an unparalleled learning and research environment in a tight-knit community.
Through this special series, you will meet a vessel that has become a part of the research team; learn about the impact of CMU's Biological Station on Beaver Island and the Great Lakes; dive into research that is vital to the future of the Great Lakes; and much more.