Education

Checking in on our AmeriCorps Member

Only 38 days left of my service term with Huron Pines AmeriCorps as MUCC’s Engagement Specialist. MUCC never fails to keep me involved, as I have been to six events over the last 14 days. I was as far north as Gratiot/Saginaw county to the Ohio border at Lake Hudson. Here is a recap of…

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This Fall, Keep an Eye Out for Japanese Stiltgrass

At MUCC, we combine education, advocacy and on-the-ground work to conserve and protect our natural resources. Speaking to all who read this blog, our rich natural resources are under a constant threat from invasive species. As stewards of our land, it is our job to become educated about these invasive species and take appropriate action…

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Shooters raise money for youth camp, conservation

Almost 100 conservationists shot to make a difference at the annual Michigan Out-of-Doors (MOOD) Youth Camp Charity shoot on Friday. Each year, the Michigan Out-of-Doors Youth Camp hosts around 400 kids from ages five to 16. Camp curriculum is centered around the outdoors and conservation. Youth complete hunter safety, learn to safely handle firearms and…

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Youth Day in the Tip of the Thumb

On the last Saturday in July, I spent my day in the northeast tip of Michigan’s thumb.   On the 27th, my co-pilot and I made the six hour round trip journey to showcase MUCC’s education programs in what has become an annual event.  We made the trip to the Grindstone-Port Hope Sportsman’s club third annual…

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The Final Week

Where did the summer go? Just like that after 40 days of controlled chaos, Cedar Lake is once again still.  Soon the animals will return to the camp property. With no campers, camp becomes just another part of the forest. With the final week of campers in the books, this is going to be another…

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Week 4- Riley Week and Conservation Connection at Camp

Week four of the camp is always an exciting time for our campers and staff. Traditionally this week has the newest faces joining us at Cedar Lake. Have you ever been excited about a new experience, but were a little unsure of what to expect?  For many campers this week, the answer to this question…

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Turkey-Time at Camp

If you would have asked me to teach 60 kids about turkey hunting three years ago, I am sure I would have given you a very funny look. My first big game hunt was a turkey hunt in spring of 2017. You could say it was love at first hunt because to this day turkey…

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The Older Campers Survived the Heat

With the camp season, crossing the midway point the programming and activities picked up this week. For our third week of campers, we were joined by our first week of older campers. This week we were home away from home for 76 campers ages 12-15. These campers traveled from all over the state to spend…

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Week Two- The Campers Return

Returning from the holiday break and launching into week two our camp staff returned excited to be back. Camp Director Bass has a relaxing week playing disc golf all over the state and others on staff used the week to recharge and visit friends and family. Week 2 hosted three of our programs for our…

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MOOD Youth Camp charity shoot is right around the corner

On August 9, Michigan United Conservation Clubs is hosting its 2019 Michigan Out-of-Doors Youth Camp Charity Shoot at Multi-Lakes Conservation Association. The funds raised from this event will go towards the Michigan Out-of-Doors Youth Camp in Chelsea, MI. Since 1946, the MOOD Youth Camp has instilled values of conservation and natural resources stewardship in more…

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