Michigan state parks focus on visitor safety by becoming 'StormReady'In Michigan, 17 state parks are certified by the National Weather Service as "StormReady," meaning they have a system in place to monitor the weather, receive weather alerts, and alert employees and visitors. These parks have the latest technology and communication tools - such as weather radios, emergency sirens and PA systems - to keep visitors informed and safe during severe weather events like wind storms.
DNR's Academy of Natural Resources gives teachers valuable "been there, done that" experienceThe DNR's Academy of Natural Resources, now in its seventh year, enrolls teachers into a week-long crash course on natural resources. The idea is to provide the teachers with a broad overview of natural resources that they can use in their classrooms. Teachers say it's a strategy that works - what they learn at the academy translates into improved learning about the environment and natural resources for their students.
Partnerships key to success of upper Black River brook trout fisheryThe northeastern Lower Peninsula's upper Black River, long recognized as one of Michigan's best brook trout streams, has become a destination point for anglers chasing wild brookies. But that doesn't mean it can't be even better. And a unique group of partners - known as the Upper Black River Council - has been doing its best to make it so.
Michigan State University researcher gives rare turtles a head start on survivalJim Harding, an instructor and outreach specialist with Michigan State University's Zoology Department, has been studying the wood turtle population along an Upper Peninsula river since 1969. One of 10 species of turtles that live in Michigan, wood turtles are a species of concern, and Harding is helping raise turtles in hopes of increasing their survival rates.
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Showcasing the Department of Natural ResourcesThe DNR understands the importance of preserving and enhancing our strong outdoor heritage, and we are committed to making out door education a priority. Programs that interest women, youth and men may be found in the following articles. All are designed to help you learn more about Michigan's natural resources, in order to gain a greater appreciation of the great outdoors and have more fun in the process! Showcasing archive