Au Gres-Sims Students Conduct Research on Threatened Pitcher’s Thistle

Earlier this month, Au Gres-Sims students took their semi-annual trip to Big Charity Island, part of Michigan Islands National Wildlife Refuge (MINWR). The trip allows students to engage in hands-on field research—monitoring and collecting data on invasive and threatened plant species on the island. … More Au Gres-Sims Students Conduct Research on Threatened Pitcher’s Thistle

Educate, Entertain and Inspire with Better Stories

We closed out the 2017 Nonprofit Leaders Series in December with a presentation from Mark VanderKlipp of NorthSky Nonprofit Network. His workshop, “Better Stories by Design: Crafting Narratives that Stick,” focused on the different ways our own personal stories, and the stories or our organizations, can be used to educate, entertain or inspire others. Here’s … More Educate, Entertain and Inspire with Better Stories

Tawas Point Migration 2018, Birders Welcome

This article brought to you by our friends at the AuSable Valley Audubon.  In 2006, AuSable Valley Audubon members introduced an event to educate and celebrate with local governing powers and interested nature enthusiasts the impact and importance of a bird migration area named Tawas Point. Tawas Point State Park‘s peninsula is surrounded by sandy … More Tawas Point Migration 2018, Birders Welcome

Huron Pines AmeriCorps: Celebrating a Decade of Service

The Huron Pines AmeriCorps program has been developing leaders in conservation since 2007. We’ve come a long way over the last decade, from 9 Huron Pines AmeriCorps members in our first year to 30 members at host sites across the state in 2017, and our efforts and growth have not gone unnoticed. In 2015, we … More Huron Pines AmeriCorps: Celebrating a Decade of Service

Invasive Species Education in the Field

On October 10,  6th graders from Tawas Area Schools spent the afternoon moving through six different hands-on stations to learn about the impact of invasive phragmites on the Great Lakes ecosystem. The event took place at St. Joseph Health System in Tawas City where a patch of phragmites has developed on hospital property. Huron Pines … More Invasive Species Education in the Field