Oakland or Washtenaw County Conservation Stewards Program, $250

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.