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Meeting space

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Meeting space

Unplug yourself from modern distractions and reconnect with fellow team members and meeting and conference attendees. There are several large conference spaces that can accommodate up to 250 guests and several smaller meeting spaces for a more intimate group setting.

The Resource Building and Harry H. Whiteley Conservation Education Building offer barrier-free access.

Free wireless internet is available onsite. A wide range of standard and high-tech audio-visual equipment is available to rent including projectors, screens, conference phones and more. On-site technical staff can provide assistance upon request.

Professional staff are available to help plan your entire event, including lodging accommodations, conference details, meals and recreational and leisure activities.

Please contact us directly to learn more about our rates and how we can help you meet your specific needs at 989-821-6200 or

Meeting configuration

The Education Building holds four separate conference spaces that can accommodate between 56 and 250 people via theater-style setting, and an additional space that can hold up to 8 at an executive table. The Resource Building Lounge and Straits Lodge offer two additional meeting spaces. This chart shows the capacity of rooms in different seating arrangements.

Room Size Rounds  Classroom  Theater  "U" shape  Board room
AuSable (Education Building) 64' x 41' 168  120  250  35  45
Main Branch (Education Building) 41' x 30' 80  60  112  30  40
North Branch (Education Building) 20' x 15'
 30  56  20  24
South Branch (Education Building) 20' x 15'    30  56  20  24
Manistee Room (Education Building) 43' x 30'    78  130  35  42
Straits Lodge 25' x 30'
 30  60  15  15
Resource Building Lounge 24' x 47'    30  60  15  13
Higgins Room (Education Building) 14' x 8'
Lake Erie 16' x 24'
Lake Huron 16' x 23'
Lake Ontario 15' x 20'
Lake Superior 15' x 20'
Lake Michigan 14' x 14'

To help making meeting and event planning a little easier, we have printed materials available for you.

Download meeting planner packet »