What does water mean to you? Water is a source of beauty, livelihood, recreation, spiritual connection, food, life itself. The fresh water of Grand Traverse Bay is an essential element of our reasons for living in this area. Discovery Center ~ Great Lakes invites you to participate in a unique community-wide conversation about water and […]
Saturday’s volunteer fair has been covered by the Record-Eagle. Saturday. February 2, 11 AM – 3 PM Discovery Center, Pier & Collaborative 13240 S West Bayshore Dr. Traverse City, Michigan 49684 The Discovery Center is a collaboration of five non-profit organizations with two things in common: A passion for the Great Lakes and a need for volunteer […]
For the past several months, the Discovery Center has worked to renovate the old Family Video building. It is now nearly complete. We created a co-working space for nonprofits focused on water and natural resources. Our goal is to bring organizations and individuals with parallel missions together under one roof to increase cooperation and share […]
Major progress on the USCG Icebreaker phase of the Ship Shapes exhibit today. Roof and most of the siding is on, too. But the big deal is the wheel was set in the helm.
The USCG ice breaker/buoy tender exhibit is taking shape. The hull and wheelhouse are becoming recognizable!
The Discovery Pier can’t be beat for fishing opportunities in West Grand Traverse Bay. Deep water right off the Pier provides access to many species: Lake and Brown Trout, Salmon, Northern Pike, Bass, Perch and panfish. Picnic tables and benches make it a great place to take the kids. There’s even parking and a porta-john […]
Early this morning a team from Molon Excavating reinstalled the pedestrian crossing island in the center of M 22, just in time for the busy memorial weekend. We are grateful that they fit this into their very busy schedule.
Attending the National Working Waterfronts Conference highlighted how close the coal dock came to being lost to private development. It could easily have been sold by the City and TCLP for a LOT of money to a single person or entity for a mansion/megayacht or condo development. Instead, thanks to Rotary, it has been preserved […]
While attending the National Working Waterfront Conference, we got a tour of a wonderful coastal town and an inspiring historical museum.
Plans are taking shape for the USCG icebreaker model addition to the Ship Shapes exhibit in the courtyard. This phase of the exhibit is a tribute to the Coast Guard and the important role they play in keeping our Great Lakes safe. Fundraising is under way and volunteers will be organizing to begin […]