Skip to main content

Nature programs in state parks

telling stories around the beach fire

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.

See what's going on in nature this week.

Weekly nature program schedules

See an interactive map of parks that provide nature programs and view the weekly schedule for each location. A list of locations can also be found below the map.

Nature program schedules

Join our team

Seasonal park interpreters / explorer guides

These enthusiastic, nature-minded folks lead hikes and activities and present fun programs that shine a spotlight on each park's unique resources. Starting pay is $15 an hour.

State park explorer specialist

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