Visitors will enjoy hands-on, experiential learning, floating classrooms and freshwater testing as well as beautifully curated displays and areas to enjoy nature’s ecosystems.

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Leading the research on loons and freshwater

Freshwater Research

We will gather research and the latest scientific insights and bring it to the public through citizen science.


The brightest minds will collaborate to be the ultimate information source for answering the threats that loons face.

Advocacy work is critical to protecting the health and well-being of our ecosystem. We actively advocate for efforts that fight against invasive species, promote habitat restoration and champion freshwater conservation.

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National Freshwater Institute

Protecting our freshwater is critical to the survival of loons, and our future. We have partnered with the U of M who will be developing initiatives like freshwater curriculum and lake water testing at the center.