Sanctuary Cinema Series – Unsalted, a Great Lakes Experience

Unsalted: A Great Lakes Experience is a 56-minute film documenting four decades of lake surfing on the Great Lakes, directed by Vince Deur. The film begins with videotape footage Deur recorded in November 1990, when he nearly drowned while surfing Lake Superior near Whitefish Point. Described as “one part obsession, one part addiction,” this film [...]

By |2019-04-05T13:37:32-04:00May 22nd, 2019|Comments Off on Sanctuary Cinema Series – Unsalted, a Great Lakes Experience

Sanctuary Lecture Series – Looking Beneath the Surface: Using Emerging Technology to Explore Great Lakes Sinkholes and Ecosystems

Steve will talk about emerging technologies that have furthered our understanding of Great Lakes ecosystems and are leading to exciting discoveries in Lake Huron sinkholes. presented by: Steve Ruberg, Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab

By |2019-02-15T14:43:26-04:00May 9th, 2019|Comments Off on Sanctuary Lecture Series – Looking Beneath the Surface: Using Emerging Technology to Explore Great Lakes Sinkholes and Ecosystems

Sanctuary Cinema Series – MSU Night at the Museum, Earth is Blue!

Join us in the sanctuary visitor center theater for an MSU Night at the Museum & Sanctuary Cinema Event! Enjoy a selection of short films about science and exploration across the 14 sites within the National Marine Sanctuary System. Exhibits will also be open! When you look at our planet from space, one thing is [...]

By |2019-02-04T14:03:43-04:00April 18th, 2019|Comments Off on Sanctuary Cinema Series – MSU Night at the Museum, Earth is Blue!

Sanctuary Lecture Series: The Search for the Lost Whaling Fleets of the Western Arctic

Brad Barr, PhD, NOAA/ONMS Maritime Heritage Program In August 2015, a team of maritime archaeologists from NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries traveled to the Arctic to search for 19th Century whaling shipwrecks.  The “Search for the Lost Whaling Fleets of the Western Arctic” expedition conducted seabed mapping surveys along the [...]

By |2019-03-18T11:41:44-04:00April 4th, 2019|Comments Off on Sanctuary Lecture Series: The Search for the Lost Whaling Fleets of the Western Arctic

Sanctuary Cinema Series – From the Riddle Solvers to the Shipwreck Wheel of Misfortune!

Come to the sanctuary’s latest in the Sanctuary Cinema Series! Filmmaker’s Sisbro Studios have delighted family audiences for years with their ocean and Great Lakes themed films.  Enjoy an hour and a half of family matinee selections back-to-back starting at 2:00 pm. Selection includes three shorts and two full length features. Free and open to [...]

By |2019-02-04T13:54:41-04:00March 30th, 2019|Comments Off on Sanctuary Cinema Series – From the Riddle Solvers to the Shipwreck Wheel of Misfortune!

Sanctuary Cinema Series – From the Riddle Solvers to the Shipwreck Wheel of Misfortune!

Come to the sanctuary’s latest in the Sanctuary Cinema Series! Filmmaker’s Sisbro Studios have delighted family audiences for years with their ocean and Great Lakes themed films.  Enjoy an hour and a half of family matinee selections back-to-back starting at 2:00 pm. Selection includes three shorts and two full length features. Free and open to [...]

By |2019-02-04T13:52:12-04:00March 23rd, 2019|Comments Off on Sanctuary Cinema Series – From the Riddle Solvers to the Shipwreck Wheel of Misfortune!

Sanctuary Lecture Series – International Great Lakes Cruising

International interest in Great Lakes cruising in on the rise. Michael Beaulac, Senior Project Administrator for the Michigan Office of the Great Lakes, will present a short history of Great Lakes passenger ships and what's considered to be the industry's golden age, as well as the recent global cruising industry's growing interest in the Great [...]

By |2019-02-21T16:13:08-04:00March 21st, 2019|Comments Off on Sanctuary Lecture Series – International Great Lakes Cruising

Sanctuary Lecture Series – Addicted to Plastic

Dr. Sherri A. Mason Microplastics The study of plastic pollution started in the worlds’ oceans, most famously focused on what has been called the ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch.’ Despite a United Nations’ report suggesting that 80% of this oceanic debris came from land, very little research has focused [...]

By |2019-02-15T14:07:21-04:00March 7th, 2019|Comments Off on Sanctuary Lecture Series – Addicted to Plastic

Sanctuary Cinema Series – Chasing Ice!

Join us for the February film in the Sanctuary Cinema Series! In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic [...]

By |2019-01-31T15:21:02-04:00February 28th, 2019|Comments Off on Sanctuary Cinema Series – Chasing Ice!

Sanctuary Cinema Series- Great Lakes Ghost Ship

Don't miss this intriguing film about one of the Great Lakes' most mysterious shipwrecks! The 1870s were a time of boom and bust on the Great Lakes, with more than a thousand ships competing for business. On November 27th, 1875, the Cornelia B. Windiate--a canal schooner--is sent on one last, late-season run from Milwaukee to [...]

By |2019-02-28T16:11:59-04:00February 21st, 2019|Comments Off on Sanctuary Cinema Series- Great Lakes Ghost Ship