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Check here for events all over Beaver Island (including the BIC Center). We also have agenda, weekly and monthly views of the calendar as well as and agenda view of events at the BICC.  Looking for WVBI’s program schedule? Check here.

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CMU Honors Program Panel Discussion @ St. James Township Hall
May 12 @ 4:00 pm
CMU Honors Program Panel Discussion @ St. James Township Hall
4:00 pm
Members of the CMU Honors Scholar Program class on Active Citizenship have been busy meeting with Beaver Island community members from several organizations as well as studying the island’s Master Plan. At this panel discussion,  they will make presentations on needs they have identified on Beaver Island and how they propose using assets in community[...]
Seminar: Shedding Light on Microbial Driven Biogeochemical Cycles in Lake Superior Sediments @ CMU Biological Station | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
7:00 pm
Earth’s large lakes are important, unique aquatic ecosystems, yet little is known of the microbial life that drives biogeochemical cycles, especially in sediments. In Lake Superior, water column productivity is limited by phosphorus and iron, creating oligotrophic water and sediments that are low in organic matter. Yet, these sediments are biogeochemically active and have oxygen[...]
Seminar: Patterns of Fish Distribution in Lake Michigan Drowned River Mouths @ CMU Biological Station | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
7:00 pm
During extremely low water levels, thousands of years ago, rivers eroded broad ravines at their confluence with the Great Lakes. As water levels rose, these eroded areas back filled and flooded with water creating coastal lakes between tributaries and Lake Michigan along its eastern shore. These drowned river mouth lakes are extremely fertile and are[...]
Seminar: Living to the Extreme: How Freshwater Organisms Survive and Thrive in Contaminated Waters @ CMU Biological Station | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
7:00 pm
Come see Dr. Meghan Dovick as she talks about organisms living in contaminated aquatic environments. Dr. Dovick completed her undergraduate work at CMU and completed her doctorate at the State University of New York at Binghamton.  She has studied and written extensively about this topic.    
Beaver Island’s Inland Lakes @ CMU Biological Station
Jul 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Beaver Island’s Inland Lakes @ CMU Biological Station | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
9:00 am
Beaver’s six inland lakes vary widely in their chemical, physical, and biological makeup. Join the island’s most knowledgeable field guide, Dan Benjamin, as he guides participants through the history and the mechanisms driving such great diversity in such a small area. Benjamin has taught classes at CMUBS, led numerous field trips, and has a vested[...]
CMU Scientific Cruises on M.V. Chippewa @ CMU Whiskey Point Boathouse
Jul 15 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
CMU Scientific Cruises on M.V. Chippewa @ CMU Whiskey Point Boathouse | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
1:00 pm
Two 2-hour cruises on CMU’s M.V. Chippewa leaving at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.  These are always a summer highlight and sell out quickly. Join our Director and Captain, Dr.  Don Uzarski, as he takes participants out of Paradise Bay aboard the Chippewa. Participants will have the opportunity to get hands-on as we deploy scientific[...]
CMU Beaver Island Station Open House @ CMU Boathouse, Whiskey Point
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
CMU Beaver Island Station Open House @ CMU Boathouse, Whiskey Point | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
10:00 am
Always a highlight of Museum Week, the CMU Boathouse open house presents the opportunity to see the facility’s 12 mesocosms (each a 250-gallon tank representing a small experimental aquatic ecosystem) that can be filled (when the lake is stratified during the summer) with warm nutrient-depleted water pumped from the surface of Lake Michigan or cold nutrient-rich water[...]
Seminar: Your Body in Flight During World War II @ CMU Biological Station Academic Center
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm
Seminar: Your Body in Flight During World War II @ CMU Biological Station Academic Center | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
7:00 pm
The air war of 1939-45 was a medical war… an “aero medical war”.  The limiting factor in aerial combat operations was the pilot and aircrew’s inability to withstand the adverse atmospheric conditions and physical forces they were being subjected to during high-altitude flight operations. Dr. Jay Dean will present the exciting story of how America’s[...]
CMU Research Symposium @ CMU Biological Station – James C. Gillingham Academic Center
Jul 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
CMU Research Symposium @ CMU Biological Station – James C. Gillingham Academic Center | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
1:00 pm
This year 5 undergraduate students from around the country participated in CMU’s Great Lakes Summer Research Program. During this 10 week program students conducted significant research alongside CMU scientists. Please join us as they each present their research on Thursday, July 27th from 1:00-2:30PM.
CMU Scientific Cruises on M.V. Chippewa @ CMU Whiskey Point Boathouse
Aug 5 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
CMU Scientific Cruises on M.V. Chippewa @ CMU Whiskey Point Boathouse | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
1:00 pm
Two 2-hour cruises on CMU’s M.V. Chippewa leaving at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.  These are always a summer highlight and sell out quickly. Join our Director and Captain, Dr.  Don Uzarski, as he takes participants out of Paradise Bay aboard the Chippewa. Participants will have the opportunity to get hands-on as we deploy scientific[...]
CMU Community Appreciation Party @ CMU Biological Station
Sep 16 @ 5:30 pm
CMU Community Appreciation Party @ CMU Biological Station | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
5:30 pm
Mark your calendar know for the 2017 CMU Community Appreciation Party.  As it does every year, CMU will host the party to celebrate the end of the season at the main lodge/cafeteria at CMUBS main campus on East Side Drive.  A reception will begin at 5:30 pm with dinner at 6:00.  You can count on[...]
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
NMU Field Archaeology Program Presentation @ CMU Biological Station
7:00 pm
NMU’s Field Archaeology Program has been busy again this year continuing excavations behind the Pint Shop Museum.  Want to learn about what they’ve found? Come to a presentation about their findings at the CMU Biological Station in Lab One, Thursday, June 14 from 7-8pm.
CMU Summer Theater @ Beaver Island Community Center
Jul 5 – Jul 6 all-day
CMU Summer Theater @ Beaver Island Community Center
12:00 am
Performances by Central Michigan University’s traveling summer theater program have become an island favorite and summer tradition.  They are back for 2018.  There’ll be two great shows this summer.  Check back here or at the BIC Center website (http://biccenter.org) for the titles and other details when they are announced.
CMU Summer Theater: Self-Help @ Beaver Island Community Center
Jul 5 @ 7:30 pm
CMU Summer Theater: Self-Help @ Beaver Island Community Center
7:30 pm
CMU Summer Theater returns to the BIC Center for another season open with Self Help, a first-rate comedy from internationally renowned playwright, Norm Foster, in which a married pair of second-rate theatre actors cast themselves as nationally renowned self-help gurus. What could possibly go wrong?  Their lives unravel in a farce as they try to conceal[...]
CMU Summer Theater: The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby @ Beaver Island Community Center
7:30 pm
The second and final show in the CMU Summer Theater run this year is The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby. Investment banker James Bell gets stuck in the sleepy town of Kooshog Lake during the town’s annual fishing derby.  The show is a quirky comedy complete with romance, broken hearts and a shark attack. Tickets[...]
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Scientific Cruise Aboard the MV Chippewa @ CMU Boathouse
1:00 pm
Join our Director and Captain, Dr. Don Uzarski, as he takes participants out of Paradise Bay aboard CMU’s M.V. Chippewa. Participants will have the opportunity to get hands-on as we deploy scientific equipment into Lake Michigan and collect live samples using a 10’ plankton net, ponar bottom sampler, CTD water sampler, and more! Data collected[...]
CMU Beaver Island Station Open House @ CMU Boathouse, Whiskey Point
Jul 17 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
CMU Beaver Island Station Open House @ CMU Boathouse, Whiskey Point | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
10:00 am
Always a highlight of Museum Week, the CMU Boathouse open house presents the opportunity to see the facility’s 12 mesocosms (each a 250-gallon tank representing a small experimental aquatic ecosystem) that can be filled (when the lake is stratified during the summer) with warm nutrient-depleted water pumped from the surface of Lake Michigan or cold nutrient-rich water[...]
Jul 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Children's Field Trip to Miller's Marsh @ CMU Biological Station
9:00 am
Come join Mr. John Gordon and Ms. Jessica Kosiara on our annual field trip for kids as part of Museum Week. Kids of all ages are welcome! Parents/guardians of young children may also join CMUBS staff as we tour the wetlands, fields, and forests of CMU’s Miller’s Marsh. Kids will capture live snakes, use dip-nets[...]
Field Trip to the Inland Lakes @ CMU Biological Station
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Field Trip to the Inland Lakes @ CMU Biological Station
9:00 am
Beaver’s six inland lakes vary widely in their chemical, physical, and biological makeup. Join the island’s most knowledgeable field guide, Dan Benjamin, as he guides participants through the history and the mechanisms driving such great diversity in a small area. Benjamin has taught classes at CMUBS, led numerous field trips, and has a vested interest[...]
Jul 28 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Scientific Cruise Aboard MV Chippewa @ CMU Boathouse
1:00 pm
Join our Director and Captain, Dr. Don Uzarski, as he takes participants out of Paradise Bay aboard CMU’s M.V. Chippewa. Participants will have the opportunity to get hands-on as we deploy scientific equipment into Lake Michigan and collect live samples using a 10’plankton net, ponar bottom sampler, CTD water sampler, and more! Data collected by[...]
Seminar: “Animal mass mortalities in aquatic ecosystems: how common and influential?” @ CMU Biological Station
7:00 pm
The prototypical animal mass mortality in aquatic ecosystems is the annual spawning migration of Pacific salmon (Oncoryhnchus spp.) that can transport thousands of kilograms of nutrients to rivers and lakes that fuel aquatic and riparian production. However, how common are other mass dieoffs of vertebrates and invertebrates and can they also influence the structure and[...]
Undergraduate Research Symposium @ CMU Biological Station
Aug 2 @ 1:00 pm
Undergraduate Research Symposium @ CMU Biological Station |  |  |
1:00 pm
This year 5 students from around the U.S. participated in the CMU Biological Station’s Research Experience for Undergraduate Program. Over their 10 weeks on Beaver Island, students worked with several post doc and faculty mentors on research projects including experiments in the mesocosm facility in the CMU Boathouse, field experiments and field collections in coastal[...]
CMU Community Appreciation Party @ CMU Biological Station
Sep 15 @ 5:30 pm
CMU Community Appreciation Party @ CMU Biological Station | Beaver Island | Michigan | United States
5:30 pm
Mark your calendar know for the 2018 CMU Community Appreciation Party.  As it does every year, CMU will host the party to celebrate the end of the season at the main lodge/cafeteria at CMUBS main campus on East Side Drive.  A reception will begin at 5:30 pm with dinner at 6:00.  You can count on[...]