• Academy of Natural Resources The Academy of Natural Resources offers educators the opportunity to learn about Michigan's diverse natural resources, discover current trends in their management and experience activities that bring this knowledge to the classroom. During this week-long workshop in the summer, four separate sections are offered, each with a different emphasis but all benefitting Michigan educators who wish to blend natural resources themes into their school curricula.
• Earth Day School Group Participation School groups interested in attending Earth Day can download a printable brochure.
• Guide to the twelve museums and historic sites of the Michigan Historical Museum System.
• Have a Blast with Michigan's Past at Michigan Historical Museum Sites Around the State The Michigan Historical Museum in Lansing presents an overview of the state's history. Other historic sites and museums throughout the state focus on themes in Michigan history. Visit Michigan's state museums online and in person.
• Learning Opportunities from the Department of Natural Resources Salmon in the Classroom, Exploring Nature, Hunter Education & Recreational Safety Classes, Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW), Nature News, Archery in the Schools, Educator Resources, Kids pages and more...
• Looking for an engaging learning experience for your students? Plan a field trip to the Eddy Discovery Center! Whether your students are fascinated with bugs or afraid of them, love to find interesting rocks or have never thought much about them, Eddy Discovery Center has the program for your students!
Staffed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the center provides a variety of learning opportunities both inside and outside on the surrounding trails. Learn more >>
• Mackinac State Historic Park Site Visits Bring your group to Mackinac State Historic Parks for a great first-hand on site experience. Colonial Michilimackinac, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse and Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park in Mackinaw City and Fort Mackinac and Mackinac Island State Park on Mackinac Island can make history and science come alive!
• Mackinac State Historic Parks Outreach Programs These hour long programs bring the Straits area and Michigan to the classroom. Experience the sights, sounds and smells that will bring you closer to the cultural and natural history of Michigan. During the fall and spring our entertaining and informative interpretive staff bring these programs to you. These programs are designed for grades three through six.
• Mackinac area onsite activities--Scavenger Hunts Instructions and handouts for activities to be used during a site visit to the Mackinac area.
• Michigan Historical Museum - School Visits and Group Tours Whoever your group members—students, seniors, international visitors—and whatever your tour needs—theme, general, hands-on—we offer a variety of ways for you to explore Michigan's past at the Michigan Historical Museum
• Michigan Supreme Court Learning Center Tours and Educational Resources The Learning Center is designed for students from the fourth grade to adults and the gallery is filled with activities including an introductory video, computer programs, push-button programs and traditional wall text panels.
• Michigan's Watchable Wildlife This online version of the popular Michigan Wildlife Viewing Guide, features 121 of the best places in Michigan to view wildlife. We've also added links to some of the best resources available. No matter where you are in the state, sites in this guide are only minutes away!
• Military Muster at Fort Mackinac Muster your students and march them up the hill. Enlist them into the army of the 1880s. Drill and march them on the parade ground, walk the sentry beat, find out how kid's lives have changed in 100 years and learn about Mackinac history through Military Muster at Fort Mackinac!
• PreK-12 Teacher Workshops, Field Trip Ideas and Resources for the Classroom The DNR offers an array of workshops and programs to help teachers connect students to nature. From the Salmon in the Classroom program to Project Learning Tree, teachers throughout the state use natural resource themes to teach across the curriculum.
• Project WILD Project WILD is a Kindergarten through 12th grade environmental and conservation education program emphasizing awareness, appreciation and understanding of wildlife and natural resources.
• Projects for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts The DNR and scouts have a long tradition of teaming up for conservation, history and outdoor recreation. We want to continue and strengthen this achievement. Come join us as we work together to protect Michigan's wealth of natural resources and ensure that we all can enjoy its bounty of outdoor activities.
• Richard & Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, Mackinac Island From Native American baskets to present-day paintings of the island by residents, The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum showcases historic treasures in Mackinac State Historic Parks' collection and inspires creativity in others. The art museum brings together Mackinac art created over the centuries. In one building, see Mackinac-inspired art from today and works from nearly two centuries ago.
• State Fish Hatcheries Hatcheries offer outdoor trails, interpretative rooms with learning opportunities concerning our watersheds and other aspects of fish culture.
• Subscribe to Natural Resource Education Programs from Michigan DNR Sign up to receive information and workshop notices
for teachers, including programs on topics like fish,
forests, animals, trees and conservation. Updates
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• Teaching About Michigan Whether you're teaching in a classroom, at home or at a scout or club meeting, we can help.