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Explore the Great Lakes from home with livestreaming videos

Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative is encouraging the public to participate in H.O.M.E.S. at Home, a streaming online video program offered by Michigan Sea Grant and Michigan State University Extension.

These fun-filled, family-friendly videos are full of Great Lakes fun facts, activity suggestions for your family, and daily challenges. Each day’s live video will provide a high-energy presentation that engages people of all ages in learning about the Great Lakes and activities you can do right at home.

Videos will be livestreamed and recorded each day at 10:30 to 11 a.m. Videos started Monday, and will go through at least March 27. The first 20 minutes of the video will feature activities and fun, engaging content, followed by 10 minutes for Q&A, as well as a family challenge.

To watch the video via Zoom, visit https://msu.zoom.us/j/550958988. Visit https://zoom.us/download to download Zoom. Viewers can also watch virtually with friends on the MI Sea Grant Facebook Page, where it will be livestreamed.

Families that complete all five challenges from the first week will be emailed a Great Lakes Jr. Scientist certificate to print and proudly display at home.

Topics for each day include:

Monday — “Birdventures! Explore fascinating Great Lakes birds”

Today — “Be a Great Lakes Hero: Stop marine debris!”

Wednesday — “One Fish, Two Fish, Make a Dish, Eat a Fish!”

Thursday — “Great Lakes, Great Films, Great Writers”

Friday — “Lake Effect: The crazy winds of the Great Lakes.”

Each topic will incorporate Great Lakes Literacy Principles helping increase understanding and stewardship of the Great Lakes.

If viewers miss a livestream, catch past videos, along with lots of other great MI Sea Grant videos and activities, at https://www.michiganseagrant.org/educational-programs/h-o-m-e-s-at-home/.

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