Starting Monday, June 1, MUCC will be posting photos of Michigan flora and identification hints on their Instagram page to test their followers’ knowledge of Michigan plants. Every weekday for two weeks, photos of new plants will be posted alongside hints of what they may be. Followers are encouraged to put their answers or guesses…

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As MUCC and especially our camp program continue to pivot, and adjust to the hand we have been dealt, we wanted to take a moment to thank some of our partners. These partners have stepped up to lend a hand in our time of need.  With the cancelation of our summer camp programming, the MUCC…

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Dear MUCC Community, It is with a heavy heart that we have to inform you that Michigan United Conservation Clubs has decided to close the Michigan Out-of-Doors Youth Camp this summer. This decision did not come lightly and involved many sleepless nights of deliberation. Following national trends and monitoring the CDC guidelines the MUCC team…

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With warmer weather on the horizon for the weekend, its time to embrace the spring weather.  Let’s get outside with our kids and engage in some nature play. A key component of nature play is that there should not be too many guidelines or rules. According to one leading national organization, “At it’s very best,…

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We here at MUCC are dedicated to doing our best to continue to do our work for conservation as we adapt to the changes around the nation. In an attempt to continue to provide science-based education to our schools and homes around the state, we have made a change to the distribution of TRACKS Magazine.…

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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 could be a great place to work this summer. Our camp program is looking to create an awesome team of 24 young adults that will create an amazing…

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With schools out for the foreseeable future, many Michigan families are working remotely while all of their kids are home from school. While this pandemic must be taken seriously, this does provide a good opportunity for families to spend some quality time together and do some fun outdoor activities.  Earlier this month, I attended an…

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“It’s for the kids!” This was the overarching theme of the Project FISH workshop that I attended last week with MUCC On the Water(OTW) coordinator Emma Nehan.  The workshop was part of Michigan State University’s (MSU) Agriculture and Natural Resources Week, and was attended by roughly 30 teachers, outdoor educators and passionate conservationists from all…

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