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  • Cherry Creek fifth-grade archer Kaylee Helman gets ready to shoot her bow. With the help of DNR, partners, young archers aim high

    A small group of fifth-grade kids at Cherry Creek Elementary School, south of Marquette, was recently introduced to target archery by a couple of teachers and a national program supported by the DNR. Across Michigan, more than 500 schools have adopted the National Archery in the Schools program. Cherry Creek Elementary is among the most recent.

  • Zach Cooley and his sons, Ryan and Owen, enjoy a waterfowl hunting outing. Following footsteps along a natural resources career path

    It has been reasonably common in America, over generations, for youngsters to follow in the same career footsteps as their parents. Natural resources professionals are not immune. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has plenty of second- and even third-generation representatives of families who have followed the family tradition.

  • Woman pushing a little girl in a stroller on the Dequindre Cut trail in Detroit Springtime is a great time to experience Michigan trails

    With spring now sprung, a sleeping Michigan giant is waking up – and now is a great opportunity for residents and visitors to see it. It’s Michigan’s growing system of designated trails, ready for endless spring and summertime opportunities to relax, have fun, travel, learn and explore.

  • Boiling maple sap in large metal pot with thermometer in it. March maple syrup making is good family fun

    There’s an old saying that goes, “From tiny acorns grow mighty oaks.” In this case, it was maple trees and the seed that was planted was that of inspiration for one DNR employee and his family.

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    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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