A terrific educational opportunity for
those within commuting distance of the
Contact: Laura Probyn
517-432-1555, ext. 171
CONNECT WITH NATURE THROUGH
MSU CONSERVATION STEWARDS PROGRAM
40-hour course, hosted by
The program will continue with Monday evening sessions from March 31 through May 19 in Room 225 of MSU’s Natural Resources Building. These sessions will run from 6 to 9 p.m. and offer hands-on learning on ecology, natural resources decision making, forests, grasslands, stream ecosystems and management, wetlands, agriculture and land use.
There will also be a volunteer expo during the May 12 session highlighting conservation volunteer opportunities in Jackson, Ingham, Eaton, Clinton and Shiawassee counties.
A second Saturday session will take place on April 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants will visit Fenner Nature Center and the Rose Lake Wildlife Area in Bath and will hear lectures on ecology and Michigan’s natural features, and take part in hands-on field experiences designed to help them learn about plants, trees, forest ecology, prairies and invasive species.
Saturday field trip set for May 10 will explore the wetlands at the Maple River
State Game area in
As a participant, you will get to:
· Network with others, get to know people, the community and local resources;
· Explore the region’s landscape as you learn about nature and the connections between all ecosystems;
· Experience the fun of being outdoors in nature; and
· Get involved in improving your community while considering important local conservation issues.
Modeled after MSU Extension’s Master Gardener program, the Conservation Stewards Program asks those who complete the 40 hours of educational sessions to donate 40 hours of volunteer conservation service to receive certificates of completion as Conservation Stewards.
Instructors include MSU faculty and Extension staff members, representatives from the Michigan Natural Features Inventory, naturalists and scientists from the Capital Region, and Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) biologists. Additional presenters include conservation-minded people from various organizations and agencies responsible for natural resource management in the area.
The $200 registration fee is due March 21. Space is limited to 30 registrants. The full program brochure and registration materials are available at http://ingham.org/ce/ag/home.htm or at http://web4.msue.msu.edu/mnfi/education/stewards.cfm.
registration information, contact Connie Vernon at the
Did this end up in your junk folder? If you use Outlook, click on “not junk” on your main toolbar to add this e-mail to your inbox and permanently add firstname.lastname@example.org to your safe-sender list.
If you wish to receive this e-mail via plain text, please reply to this e-mail and type PLAIN TEXT in the subject line.
You may unsubscribe by responding to this e-mail and typing REMOVE in the subject line.
If you would like someone else in your organization to receive this e-mail, please send us an e-mail at email@example.com and provide us with the update.
MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer.