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Third Coast Conversation

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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 […]


Volunteer Open House

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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 […]


Collaborative Near Completion

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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 […]

Featured News


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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 […]