Education

Chrysler Volunteers at Camp

Even though the campers have been gone from Cedar Lake for a few months now, the facility is still being used and is continuously being improved.  Last week on Friday the 12th the facility committee and myself were joined by a group of volunteers from Chrysler’s Chelsea Proving Grounds.  We have been fortunate enough to…

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Michigan State Ducks Unlimited Range Day

Many of you probably spent the bow season opener 20′ up in the air or well concealed in a ground blind waiting for a nice deer to come through. Outreach Specialist Hunter Salisbury and I were at the Rose Lake shooting range working with a group of Michigan State Students.  This group of students was…

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For-Mar Bio Blitz

On the last Friday in September, MUCC was invited by For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum to attend their Bio-Blitz event.  This event was a field trip day for schools in Genesee County to join scientists and learn about nature through hands-on activities. In attendance were several elementary schools as well as student groups of homeschool…

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Tips for Hunting with your kids

One of the goals of MUCC is to protect the heritage of Michigan sportsmen and women in our state.  The best way to protect our hunting, fishing and trapping heritage is to pass it on.  The youth are our future and there are many demands pulling them in directions that are far away from the…

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Michigan Works Students Get Outside

To wrap up the fiscal year 2018 for OTG Jr, we had the opportunity to do some work close to home.  We brought a group of students down to Camp from Lansing.  Outreach Specialist Hunter Salisbury and I had a chance to work with some non-traditional students who participated in OTG Jr. and an outdoor…

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A New Position in the Education Department. We are Hiring!

The Education Department continues to grow here at MUCC.  This growth means we have the ability to add capacity to the organization.  Through a partnership with Huron Pines, we will be adding an AmeriCorps member to our team during 2019. We are looking to hire an Engagement Specialist starting in January. If you are not, familiar…

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Teaching the Teachers

While some teachers spend the summer relaxing and recharging from the school year, other teachers are driven to learn more.  The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has created a program for teachers who want to keep learning over the summer. The Academy of Natural Resources is a weeklong experience targeted towards teachers to help them…

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Weekend Youth Events

This weekend you will find MUCC staff all over the state. We have an OTG tree-planting project in Grayling, Gourmet Gone Wild will be in Gaylord for the DNR 100 years of Elk celebration, our Cooperatives staff person will be working on getting a Co-Op started and I will be doing youth outreach. You can…

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The End of Another Season

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

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Taking the Leap into the Outdoors

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 would be a resounding, “YES! Week four of camp is always an exciting time for our campers and staff. Traditionally this week has the newest faces joining…

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