Showcasing the DNR

  • A restored oak savanna, with an abundance of trees and wildflowers DNR and partners 'Working for Wildlife' in southwest Michigan - oak savanna restoration

    Savannas provide valuable habitat for many wildlife species such as Karner blue butterflies, eastern massasauga rattlesnakes, upland sandpipers, prairie voles, wild turkeys, white-tailed deer and fox squirrels.

  • Teacher Mario Pritchard sitting at desk in state Legislature chambers Governor's Decision Room puts students in thick of Michigan history's milestones

    The Governor's Decision Room at the Michigan History Center in Lansing Michigan History Center describes is a multiday, solution-based learning experience that allows students to collaborate as they determine the best course of action for the governor during actual historical events. Currently, the program is devoted to understanding the social, political and cultural climates surrounding the 1967 civil unrest in Detroit.

  • Female volunteer holds long-rooted spotted knapweed plant pulled from the prairie DNR and volunteers team up for natural resource stewardship

    Volunteer stewardship workdays are in full swing at state parks and recreation areas throughout southern lower Michigan. In 20 locations, from Belle Isle to the dunes of Lake Michigan, people from all walks of life are rolling up their sleeves, putting on their gloves and going to work to protect high-quality natural areas from the threat of invasive species.

  • Kids touch a rock while DNR interpreter teaches them about geology DNR education programs connect people to the outdoors

    In most areas of the state, you’re not too far away from opportunities to discover more about the outdoors with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ nature and outdoor education programs.

About Showcasing stories

  • Showcasing the Department of Natural Resources

    The DNR understands the importance of preserving and enhancing our strong outdoor heritage, and we are committed to making out door education a priority. Programs that interest women, youth and men may be found in the following articles. All are designed to help you learn more about Michigan's natural resources, in order to gain a greater appreciation of the great outdoors and have more fun in the process!

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