Outdoor Adventure Center Michigan Fisheries Education Initiative

Hands-on learning about the Great Lakes for Metro Detroit middle and high school students – 2019-2020 school year

This new initiative offers students an opportunity to learn about the importance of a thriving Great Lakes ecosystem and how it may impact our health, the economy and our native wildlife.

Problem-solving, hands-on learning, and place-based education will be emphasized through lessons focusing on either invasive species and sea lamprey control or lake sturgeon restoration efforts in the Great Lakes.

This year-long, three-phase program will benefit participating schools by including:

  • One school visit by an Outdoor Adventure Center educator (fall)
  • One field trip to the Outdoor Adventure Center in Detroit (winter)
  • A fishing experience and opportunity to meet with biologists/fisheries specialists at a local state park (spring)

The program's aim is for students to gain an appreciation for the Great Lakes and their native wildlife, an understanding of the work of a fisheries scientist and a newfound interest in Great Lakes stewardship.

If you think this program would be a great fit for your school and your students, please fill out an application by Nov. 20.

See additional information about the Michigan Fisheries Education Initiative or email DNR-OAC@michigan.gov with questions.

This program is funded by a grant from the Great Lakes Fishery Trust.