Academy of Natural Resources
The Academy of Natural Resources offers educators the opportunity to learn about Michigan's diverse natural resources, discover current trends in their management and experience activities that bring this knowledge to the classroom. Three separate sections are offered, each with a different emphasis but all benefitting Michigan educators who wish to blend natural resources themes into their school curricula.
This summer's Academy kicks off Sunday, July 10 with check-in at the DNR's popular RAM Center located on the north shore of Higgins Lake. The week concludes Friday, July 15 after lunch.
The price for the entire week which includes 5 nights lodging, 15 meals and all materials is $395. Fill out a scholarship form below and save $100!
One, two or three education credits are available from Ferris State University. Additional costs apply. Approximately 35 State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECH) are available through this program.
Be a part of the Academy of Natural Resources in 3 easy steps:
1) Choose a program option below.
2) Fill out a scholarship application below (save $100 off your registration fee!)
3) Fill out the registration form and submit it with your payment.
2016 Program Options
- Forests, Fields and Fins Recommended for middle school and high school educators
- Nature Quest
Applications for all grade levels apply
- Environmental Education Certification:The Journey Starts Here -This Class is full
Recommended for upper elementary through high school educators
Registration & Location
- Registration Fill out this registration form online, print it out and send it with your registration fees to the RAM Center. Please be sure to fill out a scholarship application and save $100 off the registration fee! If you prefer to pay with your credit card, contact the RAM Center directly.
- Location Set in Michigan's beautiful north woods, the RAM Center offers a unique, pleasant alternative to urban conference centers for conservation and environmental education.
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