On Thursday and Friday, I was entirely focused on our annual Environmental Education Day. I began coordinating this event back in December. It is the high point of the school year for our Environmental Education Program. We invite every 3rd grade classroom in the county to attend. Approximately 575 students and 100 adults attended this year.
This event would not be possible without all of the people who donate their time (and in many cases a great deal of materials) to make this event successful. We had nineteen different stations set up for the students to learn about a variety of environmental and conservation education topics.
I want to thank all of the following groups for attending and making this program possible.
- Michigan Department of Natural Resources (Law Enforcement, Wildlife, and Recreation 101)
- US Forest Service - Huron-Manistee National Forest
- Isabella County Parks
- Mt. Pleasant Parks & Recreation
- Michigan State University Extension - Isabella County
- Natural Resources Conservation Service - Isabella County office
- Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum
- Chippewa River District Library
- Trout Unlimited - Leon P. Martuch Chapter
- Michigan Mushroom Hunters Club
- Safari Club International (Mid- Michigan Chapter and Michigan Chapter)
- Michigan Forest Foundation
- Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways
- Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe - Water Quality Program
- GreenTree Cooperative Grocery
- Nature Discovery
Here are a few photos from the day.
|Woodsy Owl want to remind you to "Lend a hand - care for the land!"|
|Tim LeQuier from the Natural Resources Conservation Service talks to kids about soil|
|Students checking out the Michigan Forest Foundation Wanigan education Trailer|
|Students learn about pollination at the Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum station|
|Inside the SCI Sensory Safari trailer|
|Learning about aquatic invertebrates with the Saginaw Chippewa Water Quality Team|