Education

The Camp Staff Has Been Trained

It is day five of our staff-training week down at Cedar Lake and we are busily preparing for the arrival of our campers.  It has been nearly 10 months since the campers left last season and there is only one more weekend between the camper’s arrival and us. The education team is excited and can…

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MUCC Celebrates Pollinator Week at Partnership Event in Mt. Pleasant

On Tuesday, June 18, Mid Michigan College hosted a pollinator workshop and designated a half-acre plot of campus land as pollinator habitat. In partnership with the Michigan DNR, Pheasants Forever, Huron Pines AmeriCorps and the NRCS, MUCC was proud to take part in the event and celebrate pollinators. The event kicked off at 11:00 A.M.…

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Project Learning Tree & Project WILD Training

One of the many things that attracted me to the Huron Pines AmeriCorps(HPA) program was the ability for members to expand in areas they wish to improve upon through participating in several training workshops/events/projects across the state. Each member gets to choose two (or more) training events in which they wish to participate in. Essentially,…

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Pollinator Project at Mid Michigan College

Join MUCC, the Michigan DNR, and Pheasants Forever at Mid Michigan College’s Pollinator Project event in Mt. Pleasant! Pollinators play a critical role in sustaining ecosystems and human agricultural production, but their populations are currently experiencing radical declines. One way to combat this downward-trend in pollinators is by restoring their habitat. Mid Michigan College has…

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MUCC & HPA at Crandell Park Water-Festival

Before I became a Huron Pines AmeriCorps (HPA) member, I worked for the Barry Conservation District in Hastings, MI.  While I was there, I got to know the Watershed Coordinator for both Barry and Eaton Counties, David Comeau. He is passionate about educating the public on our watersheds. He created a community event that was…

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Camp Staff Introductions

With just a couple of weeks before the summer camp season starts. We are still looking for a few more staff to help run our program down at Cedar Lake.  We need male counselors and a kitchen assistant. These are NOT volunteer positions, each staff person at camp is paid, with meals and housing provided.  …

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Summer Range Time

Getting kids involved in shooting sports is a great way to start their hunting careers.  Small game, waterfowl, and deer are three types of hunting youngsters can become involved with. Each requires a different skill set in regards to the style of shooting. Summer is the perfect time to get a kid outside and show…

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Camp Scholarships Are Still Available!

The first weeks of camp are only a few days away! If you have not already thought about it, it is most definitely time to get your son or daughter registered to attend the Michigan Out-of-Doors Youth Camp. If your son or daughter is new to getting outdoors or has little experience in hunting and…

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OTG Jr: Haslett Students Make Big Impact at Rose Lake SGA

Between 98 students and 12 chaperones, Haslett schools made a big impact at Rose Lake State Game Area last week. On Thursday, May 23 and Friday, May 24, elementary students, teachers, and relatives from the Haslett school district came out to Rose Lake SGA for a day of volunteering and conservation education. The sites included…

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Fishing with Project FISH

With a few sunny days last week and a short break from OTG Jr. field trips, I decided to sneak away from the cubicle farm at headquarters and join a former MUCC Education staffer to help take two groups of 5th graders fishing.  Mark Stephens who ran Michigan Out-of-Doors youth camp back in the ’90s…

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