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Nature programs in state parks

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Nature programs in state parks

Many of our state parks, recreation areas, hatcheries and visitor centers offer seasonal outdoor education programs. From mammals, birds and insects to dunes, wetlands and more, learn about the resources in and around the parks you visit. During the summer months, schedules will also be posted in the park, or you can ask the campground host or other park staff.

These programs are offered free of charge; however, a Recreation Passport is required for park entry.

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Seasonal park interpreters / explorer guides

Work as a seasonal park interpreters or explorer guide, and share your love of the outdoors with others!

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State Park Explorer Specialist

Explorer specialists serve as regional program coordinators for the DNR’s State Park Explorer Program, a summer interpretive-education program, offered in more than 40 of Michigan state parks.

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