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Current Get Outdoors Calendar
October
Oct302016
Mar312018
Michigan Iron Industry Museum - Inventing the Outdoors

A special exhibit about inventor, businessman and Gladstone native Webster Marble. Negaunee.

January
Jan012017
Dec312017
Weekly nature programs at Michigan state parks and recreation areas

 

Select Michigan state parks, recreation areas and fish hatcheries offer weekly interpretive events, including educational, historical and stewardship programs. Schedules are updated bi-weekly.

September
Sep302017
Jul292018
Michigan History Museum - The River that Changed the World

A special exhibit about the Au Sable River. Lansing.

November
Nov042017
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - Hiking 101

This introductory hiking program will cover hiking gear, clothing, nutrition, map and compass use and minimal impact techniques. 

Nov042017
Belle Isle Park - Stewardship Saturdays

Join us for an extra stewardship Saturday! We are hoping this workday will fall in the window when the invasive, non-native shrubs we want to get rid of are still green and the native trees and shrubs have already changed colors.

Nov042017
Highland Recreation Area - Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Join ongoing efforts to restore this area to an open grassland. Volunteers will be hauling and piling brush and stacking fire wood.

Nov042017
Silver Lake State Park - ORV Safety Class

In Michigan, all riders under 16 years of age are required to complete an approved ORV Safety Course and carry the Michigan ORV Safety Certificate with them at all times while riding on public lands. The park will be offering several free Off Road Vehicle Safety education classes in 2017. Pre-registration is required.

Nov042017
Nov052017
Fort Custer Recreation Area - "Fall Back" Dryland Sled Dog Races

Dog sledding is not just a winter sport. The Mid-Union Sled Haulers are hosting a fall dryland (no snow) competitive event for sled dogs.

Nov042017
Wolf Lake Hatchery - Hatchery Tours

Come learn how Wolf Lake raises millions of fish each year to stock in lakes and streams all around Michigan!

Nov042017
Wolf Lake Hatchery - Beginner Ducks

The hatchery grounds are one of the best places in the area to see ducks and other birds. Join Kent Martin with the Audubon Society of Kalamazoo for a day of birdwatching for all skill levels.

Nov042017
Outdoor Adventure Center - Live Reptiles and Amphibians with Nature Discovery

Learn what makes reptiles and amphibians so cool, and get up close and personal with many of these creatures.

Nov042017
Outdoor Adventure Center - Live Reptiles and Amphibians with Nature Discovery

Learn what makes reptiles and amphibians so cool, and get up close and personal with many of these creatures.

Nov052017
Bald Mountain Recreation Area - Volunteer Stewardship Workday

The Graham Lake Fen Complex needs our help. Come cut glossy buckthorn and other invasive shrubs that threaten this unique ecosystem.

Nov052017
Pinckney Recreation Area - Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Help us remove invasive shrubs from this beautiful prairie and oak barrens. We will be cutting small autumn olive and any other shrubs that don’t belong.

Nov052017
Wolf Lake Hatchery - Hatchery Tours

Come learn how Wolf Lake raises millions of fish each year to stock in lakes and streams all around Michigan!

Nov052017
Outdoor Adventure Center - Exploring Archery Class

This one-hour class will teach the basics. Topics include range safety, rules, equipment, the 11 steps to shooting and arrow retrieval. All equipment is provided.

Nov052017
Michigan History Museum - Veterans Tribute

Join the Friends of Michigan History as they salute the contributions and service of the men and women of the American armed forces. Lansing.

Nov052017
Outdoor Adventure Center - Water Walkers: Protecting the Great Lakes

Join local author Carol Trembath for this interactive, child-focused presentation. 

Nov092017
Outdoor Adventure Center - Celebrate National Young Readers Week

Pre-school aged, nature-themed story time followed by a simple craft. 

Nov102017
Outdoor Adventure Center - Paint and Pour at the OAC: Becoming an Urban Outdoors Woman

Sip some Michigan wine while painting a unique urban nature scene and learn about our upcoming Becoming an Urban Outdoors Woman program series.

Nov112017
Holly Recreation Area - Armed Forces Open

Join the Black Ace Disc Golf Club for this 36 hole Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) C Tier Tournament.

Nov112017
Wolf Lake Hatchery - Hatchery Tours

Come learn how Wolf Lake raises millions of fish each year to stock in lakes and streams all around Michigan!

Nov112017
Outdoor Adventure Center - Veterans Day

We would like to recognize and thank our veterans and current active-duty military by providing FREE admission to the Outdoor Adventure Center and coffee.

Nov112017
Outdoor Adventure Center - Reg Pettibone's Authentic Native American Program

A performance that presents a true understanding of Native American culture through dance, song and stories.

Nov122017
Belle Isle Park - Stewardship Saturdays

Our last stewardship Saturday of the year will be cutting invasive, non-native shrubs and stump treating them with herbicide to restore this special wet mesic flatwoods.

Nov122017
Island Lake Recreation Area - Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Help keep our Meadow Unit prairie remnants and adjacent oak woodlands beautiful and full of native plants.

Nov122017
Wolf Lake Hatchery - Hatchery Tours

Come learn how Wolf Lake raises millions of fish each year to stock in lakes and streams all around Michigan!

Nov122017
Outdoor Adventure Center - Archery Try-It

This is your opportunity to learn more about archery. Four different sessions available.

Nov122017
Outdoor Adventure Center - Introduction to Archery

This five-week course will introduce children to archery in a safe and fun environment.

Nov172017
Outdoor Adventure Center - National Take a Hike Day

Join us at the Outdoor Adventure Center to learn about our staff’s favorite hikes, and to gain inspiration for your next foray into the forest. 

Nov182017
Wolf Lake Hatchery - Hatchery Tours

Come learn how Wolf Lake raises millions of fish each year to stock in lakes and streams all around Michigan!

Nov182017
Outdoor Adventure Center - Indoor Games

Verse your family and friends in classic board games, and some new nature-y ones.

Nov192017
Wolf Lake Hatchery - Hatchery Tours

Come learn how Wolf Lake raises millions of fish each year to stock in lakes and streams all around Michigan!

Nov192017
Outdoor Adventure Center - All About Turkeys

Make the finishing touches for your Thanksgiving holiday décor and learn more about wild turkeys.

Nov192017
Outdoor Adventure Center - Edmund Fitzgerald: What Really Happened?

This fascinating program will explore a brief history of shipping on the Great Lakes and several of the prevailing theories on the loss of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

Nov192017
Outdoor Adventure Center - Introduction to Archery

This five-week course will introduce children to archery in a safe and fun environment.

Nov252017
Outdoor Adventure Center - Our Fires Still Burn: The Native American Experience

Screening of a documentary that invites viewers into the lives of contemporary Native American role models in the Michigan, and Q & A with the director/producer.

Nov262017
Outdoor Adventure Center - Archery Try-It

This is your opportunity to learn more about archery. Four different sessions available.

Nov262017
Outdoor Adventure Center - Introduction to Archery

This five-week course will introduce children to archery in a safe and fun environment.