7 Tuesday evenings, 6-9 p.m. and 2 Saturday field sessions, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
September 6-October 20, 2016
The Michigan Conservation Stewards Program is a leadership training program in which volunteers gain the expertise necessary to help restore and sustain healthy ecosystems throughout Michigan.
Field-based, classroom, and online sessions offer hands on learning opportunities focused on ecological foundations, natural resources decision-making, forests, grasslands, wetlands, lakes, and streams. Online curriculum modules include:
- Michigan Conservation Heritage & Making Choices for Natural Resources Management
- Ecology 101
- Forest Ecosystems and Management
- Lake Ecosystems and Management
- Climate change
Professional level instruction is provided by Michigan State University Extension, Michigan Natural Features Inventory, Michigan Department of Natural Resources and a variety of local experts. Program will be offered concurrently in Oakland County on Tuesday evenings, Washtenaw County on Wednesday evenings and Kalamazoo County on Thursday evenings. For more info, http://msue.msu.edu/csp.