Resources

Info on the National Movement

Children & Nature Network (Richard Louv)
www.cnaturenet.org

No Child Left Inside Act
www.nclicoalition.org

National Environmental Education Foundation
www.neefusa.org

North American Association for Environmental Education
www.naaee.org

Midwest Environmental Education Conference – 2009
www.eeai.net

Info at the State level

Michigan Alliance for Environmental and Outdoor Education
www.michiganenvironmentaled.org

Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Math and Environmental Education
Check out the upcoming teacher training workshops for educators – Summer of 2009
www.wupcenter.mtu.edu

Michigan Department of Natural Resources (click on education and outreach tab)
www.michigan.gov/dnr

Environmental Education

Little Traverse Conservancy
www.landtrust.org
231.347.0991

Thorne Swift Nature Preserve
www.landtrust.org
231.347.0991

Adventure Education

Camp Daggett
www.campdaggett.com
231.347.9742

Adventure Education Center
www.campdaggett.com
231.347.9742

The Outfitter in Harbor Springs
www.outfitterharborsprings.com
231.526.2621

Explorative Learning (Cross-Curriculum Programs)

Oden Fish Hatchery
http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10369_46675_58961—,00.html
231.348.0998

Pond Hill Farm
www.pondhill.com
231.526.3276

Raven Hill Discovery Center
www.ravenhilldiscoverycenter.org
231.536.3369

Alternative Education Program Offerings

Little Traverse Bay Bands (Tribal and Environmental Education)
www.ltbbodawa-nsn.gov
231.242.1400
McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital (Health Education – Tanya Janes)
http://www.mclaren.org/northernmichigan/northernmichigan.aspx
231.487.4183

YMCA Northern Michigan
www.ymcanm.org
231.348.8393

Other Community Resources

Petoskey State Park/DNR (Recreation, Camping & Boating)
www.michigan.gov/dnr
231.347.2311
Emmet County 4H
www.msue.msu.edu/emmet
231.439.8974

North Country Trail Association (Jerry Keeney)
www.northcountrytrail.org
231.526.9597
Top of Michigan Trails Council
www.trailscouncil.org
231.348.8280

YMCA
www.ymcanm.org
231.348.8393

City of Petoskey
www.ci.petoskey.mi.us
231.347.2500

Girl Scouts of MI-Shore to Shore
http://www.gsmists.org/
800.968.5030

Scenic Trails Boy Scouts
www.stcbsa.org
231.947.7071

Petoskey Chamber of Commerce
www.petoskey.com
231.347.4150

U of M Biological Station
www.lsa.umich.edu/umbs
231.539.8408

Helpful Sites for Teachers/Parents

Play Outside!

www.theplayfiles.blogspot.com.au

Project Learning Tree Workshops – If you have at least 10 people that are interested in a PLT workshop, one of their facilitators can set up a workshop in your area. The workshops are environmental in content and are usually $25 per person, and you leave with a curriculum guide and many, many handouts and teacher resources. Contact Ada Takacs at www.michiganplt.org or takacsa@michigan.gov

Project Learning Tree offers multi-disciplinary tools and resources for educators who want their students to learn about the natural world … by being there.
www.plt.org

National Wildlife Federation: Green Hour
This website is a great resource for educators and parents. It includes the following: Current Activities, A Book Nook, Make and Do, Did You Know? Parent’s Guide, Resources and Downloads

www.nwf.org/Be-Out-There.aspx

National Audubon Society – Education
www.audubon.org

Arbor Day Foundation

www.natureexplore.org

National Institute for Play

www.nifplay.org

Let’s Go Outside

www.fws.gov/letsgooutside

National Park Service

www.nature.nps.gov

Nature Circles-Hooked on Nature

www.naturecircles.org

Dunwoody Nature Center

www.dunwoodynature.org/

Recreational Equipment, Inc.

www.rei.com/learn/family-adventure-program

Dawn Publications

www.dawnpublications.com

DIY Preschool

www.diypreschool.blogspot.com

4-H National Council

 www.4-h.org

Leave No Child Inside: Greater Cincinnati – Outdoor Fun for Kids
www.lncigc.org

Idaho Forest Products Commission (contains many nature activities for teachers &kids)

www.idahoforests.org/kids1

Discover the Forest – activities for kids and teachers or parents

www.discovertheforest.org

Youth Group Outdoor Activities

www.usoutdoor.com/youth-group-outdoor-activities-a26.htm

Outdoor Recreation in America

www.funoutdoors.com/