Posts Tagged ‘Conservation Education’

The Campers Have Arrived

After introducing the staff in last week’s blog, the campers showed up on Sunday the 24th, to officially start the 72nd season of Michigan OutofDoors Youth Camp. We had 59 overnight campers (out of 60 spots) and we had 15 campers join us on Monday for our Day Camp program. The programs we offered this…

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Camp Staff Introductions

With summer officially starting yesterday that can only mean one thing in the Education Department, Staff Training has started and Summer Camp is underway!  This week, 23 dedicated individuals are learning everything they need to know about conservation, camper management, first aid, wilderness survival, and how to avert homesickness.  Their training days will be long,…

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Fishing Fun!

This week in the Education Department, we spent several days fishing with kids. It started last week on Tuesday and continued throughout the next seven days.  We were able to fish with middle school students in Bay City, the public in Williamston, the public in Lansing, and fifth graders in Haslett.  All combined we fished…

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A Visit to Wizard Country

Last week on Friday the 13th, I had the opportunity to do something I don’t normally do.  I took a chance that 13 would be my lucky number and pushed my outreach comfort zone.  I did something I try to avoid at almost any cost. I went and spent some time with some developmental kindergarten…

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Gourmet Venison and New Archers

On March 25th, MUCC’s Learn to Hunt Program teamed up with Gourmet Gone Wild, 4-Square Sportsman’s Association, the Blue Water Young Professionals, and Ugly Dog Distillery to host a partner event. The event was introducing young professionals in the Port Huron area to conservation.  The aim of the program was to connect these 21-35-year-olds to…

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Collaborating for New Hunters

One of the ways we are going to be able to reach new hunters is through partnership.  Last weekend I had the opportunity to take part in an event that was a great example of how working together can make a big difference. On March 24th, I helped to serve as a hunter safety instructor…

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Hiring Season

Now that 2018 has arrived, that means the Michigan Out-of-Doors Camp season is only six months away. Six months may seem like a long time but the preparations for the new season are a year-round obligation.  Here at MUCC, our work schedules revolve around seasons.  There are turkey seasons, deer seasons, and duck seasons.  For…

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