Posts Tagged ‘Conservation’

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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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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Week 2 Conservation, Forestry and Fishing

Returning from the holiday break and launching into week two our camp staff returned excited to be back and at full strength. Week 2 hosted three of our programs for our 9-11 age group. We had 40 campers in Conservation Connection, 20 campers in Fishing and 8 campers in Fantastic Forests. With the warm weather…

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A Week of Water Festivals

This week the Education Department has shifted gears out of the field and woods and into the lakes and streams that the Great Lakes state is known for. It has been a week of water festivals to remind people about how precious the resource we have is and educate them about what makes Michigan so…

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Recruiting Staff and Campers

With about six weeks before summer camp season starts Tyler is keeping busy. This month on top of opening up the facility and working on updating some curriculum our big focus is on recruiting. We are recruiting with a two-pronged approach, as we are recruiting to hire our last few staff members for the season…

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Learn to Hunt Turkey Field Weekend

With spring weather finally making an appearance this past weekend, our Learn to Hunt Turkey participants had a beautiful couple of days to spend time in the woods. During the weekend of April 27th-29th, the Learn to Hunt Turkey group had their last two days of the three-day course.  The weekend was the hunting field…

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Learn to Hunt Turkey Range/Scouting Day

On Saturday the 7th, MUCC’s Learn to Hunt Program teamed up with Steve Sharp and the National Wild Turkey Federation to host the first day of a three day learn to hunt turkey program.  Day one was the scouting and range day to introduce participants to the idea of turkey hunting and to help them…

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Junior Duck Artists

Over the last several months, there has been a great way to get kids involved in the heritage of waterfowling and keep them interested during the non-hunting season.  Both the Federal and Michigan Junior Duck Stamp contests just finished accepting applications for the year. The contests run annually and entries must be submitted by March…

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