Inland Seas Education Association
Education & TrainingEnvironmental Organizations Recreational Activities
The Inland Seas Education Association is a non-profit organization based out of Suttons Bay Michigan. Our mission is to promote stewardship of the Great Lakes through hands-on, science education aboard a traditional tall ship. Our education programs vary widely and include on-board as well as shore-side programming. Our eon-board ducation offerings cater to students of all ages and are tailored to grade-specific content expectations. During the school year our Schoolship program provides K-12 students with an opportunity to personally engage with the Great Lakes by sampling and analyzing Great Lakes organisms and investigating how these pieces fit together in the Great Lakes ecosystem. Students work along-side trained instructors to collect fish, plankton, benthos and bottom water samples.
During the summer, our educational cruises cater to families and individuals interested in a unique tall ship, science experience. Programs provide an enthusiastic atmosphere for Great Lakes sailing, while being introduced to the organisms that live beneath the lake’s surface.
ISEA's Education Center & Museum is a free museum, located in Suttons Bay, that offers hands-on, interactive exhibits and aquariums that nurture a deeper understanding of Great Lakes invasive species.