Seven educators from around Michigan were honored.
Kevin Frailey is an Education Services Manager with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. He says Mark Copeland of Gaylord was awarded for his work in archery.
“Outdoor education at its heart is learning outdoor skills, and one of those outdoor skills is archery and Mark Copeland has been teaching archery for many many years, he’s a certified archery instructor and he’s very involved with programs and organizations. Mark’s been teaching archery to kids to seniors to disabled to just about every kind of demographic you can think of.”
Frailey says another award was given to educator Theresa Neal, who teaches visitors of Tahquamenon Falls about the local environment.
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The state is warning homeowners, bears are coming out of hibernation and – in some cases – may be heading for bird feeders. Continue reading
On November 12, Alma College is hosting a webinar on global and rural sustainability.
The webinar will include a panel and interactive discussion about worldwide and rural-Michigan sustainability. Continue reading
A recent study is linking changes in forest ecosystems in northern Michigan and Wisconsin to the eating habits of White-Tailed Deer.
The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It links at least 40 percent of plant species changes in the forests of northern Michigan and Wisconsin to White-Tailed Deer. Continue reading
We have a state tree, a state bird and a state flower. Why not a state poem? Continue reading