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Programs for All
Programs for All
Skill Building for Adults and Kids
Outdoor Skills Academy
These classes offer expert instruction, gear and hands-on learning for a range of outdoor activities, from hunting and fishing to hiking, birding and more. Classes offered for a fee, and are for ages 16+ (10+ with adult).
Becoming an Outdoors Woman
These workshops are geared towards women ages 18+ and provide opportunities in three areas: shooting and hunting, fishing, and eco-sports, such as kayaking, camping or orienteering.
Archery Classes and Clinics
Find archery classes offered at some state parks through the Arrow's Away program. You can also find classes at the Outdoor Adventure Center in Detroit and through the Outdoor Skills Academy.
Fishing Classes and Clinics
Learn how to fish through the free Hook, Line and Sinker program available at many of our state parks and fish hatcheries. You can also find classes in the Outdoor Skills Academy.
Learn to Hunt
New to hunting? Or interested in learning how to hunt but not sure where to start? Check out the range of helpful resources we've put together for new hunters or those who may want to give hunting a try including hands-on classes and online videos.
Education Programs for Families, Adults and Schools
Nature at Home
Find great activities, apps, videos, virtual tours, and much more. We have everything you need to connect your family with nature.
Michigan History Center
Offering a variety of field trip options for your class. In addition to a general self-guided museum tour, you can choose from a diverse range of thematic programs on Michigan's history. Financial assistance may be available.
Park Nature Programs
Free seasonal outdoor education programs in over 40 state parks. From mammals to birds, insects to dunes to wetlands and more, learn about the resources in the parks you visit by attending a scheduled program in the summer.
Opportunities for Youth
The DNR offers a variety of opportunities for youth to connect with our natural resources.
High School students can join the DNR for a four-day career experience, exploring various careers in natural resources including: fisheries and wildlife management, forestry, conservation officer and park ranger.
Fun Fishing Info
Have a young person who wants to go fishing or already loves to go? We've got information to help you on future trips and fun activities for kids of all ages to do that will get them "hooked" on the sport!
Scouting with the DNR
Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts organizations are among the oldest of the Department of Natural Resources partners in improving habitat and air and water quality, and supporting outdoor recreation activities.