Education

Outdoorama is Next Weekend

It is that time of year again. Time for the annual staff pilgrimage to Novi for Outdoorama. Outdoorama had been going on in the Detroit area for the last several decades.  This year as it has been for the last several it is also hosted at the same venue as the Lakefront and Cottage living…

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Educating Students on OTG and the Kirtland’s Warbler

The Kirtland’s Warbler has been threatened by the decline of its much-preferred habitat, the jack pine forest. The US Forest Service and many other conservation organizations are working hard to help the bird and its habitat. Creating educational materials to present to the public is an impactful way for everyone to get involved. A couple…

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Time to Register for Youth Pheasant Hunt

Last year I was invited to join the Southern Michigan Hunting Retriever Club as they hosted their second annual youth pheasant hunt, as a hunter safety instructor.  This year once again the club is hosting this event and with some help from some great sponsors including Whitetails Unlimited and Michigan United Conservation Clubs. The Club…

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Camp Registration is Now Open

It’s early February and Michigan is having some wild winter weather.  For some people like myself, that is good news.  However, many other people cannot wait until summer is here and it is time to start complaining about how hot it is. For those of you who are dreaming about summer, we have an announcement…

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Dowagiac Hunter’s Rendezvous

Over the weekend, Camp Director Max Bass and I were invited to an event at Dowagiac Conservation Club. Dowagiac is an MUCC affiliated club and they were hosting their 22nd annual Hunter’s Rendezvous. This event is a chance for club members and the public to get together after the hunting season to reconnect and share…

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Huntin Time Expo

If you need a chance to get out of the house this weekend but are not ready to quite brave the bitter temperatures outside, come join the MUCC outreach team in Grand Rapids. Magazine Editor Nick Green, Camp Director Max Bass, Co-ops Coordinator Morgan Warda and I will be at the Huntin’ Time Expo. The…

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Hiring Season

Do you have a passion for introducing youth to the natural world around them?  Do you know someone who does? If so, the Michigan Out-of-Doors Youth camp is the place to work this summer. Our camp program is looking to create an awesome team of 24 young adults that will create an amazing program for…

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MUCC Welcomes Our New Huron Pines AmeriCorps Member

Hello, my name is Autumn Christenson and I am the new Huron Pines AmeriCorps member, serving with MUCC for the next 10 months as their Engagement Specialist. This blog aims to tell you a little bit about my background and my Huron Pines AmeriCorps service here at MUCC. Although born in Indiana, I moved up…

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A Thank You to the Abrams Foundation

For the sixth year in a row, the Abrams Foundation has once again stepped up in support of the Michigan Out-of-Doors Youth Camp. The MOOD Youth Camp has greatly benefited from the partnership with the Abrams Foundation board. Over the six-year, span more than $105,000 has gone to improve the Cedar Lake facility and enhance…

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Ultimate Fishing Show-Detroit

With the freezing cold temperatures, it can be easy to want to huddle inside and wish for warm summer days again.  However, if you are one of the brave souls who enjoy fishing on the hard water, or chasing steelhead on a semi-frozen river, there is a weekend event coming up you may be interested…

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