NATIVE PLANT WORK-SHOP
WHEN:May 29th, 2013 6:30-8:30pm
WHERE: Village of Dimondale Office
136 N. Bridge St, Dimondale, MI
LEARN ALL ABOUT HOW NATIVE PLANTS CAN ENHANCE YOUR LANDSCAPE AND WATER QUALITY
EACH ATTENDEE WILL RECEIVE A LANDSCAPING BOOKLET
REGISTER: Call 517-543-5848 x 5 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
Call for 4th and 5th Graders
A fun, hands-on experience! Let’s get FIRED UP for SCIENCE!!!
Monday, June 17th – Friday, June 21st
9:00am-12:15pm OR 1:00pm-4:15pm
Located at Bennett Park in Charlotte
Cost for entire week is only $10 per student
Activities/lessons on: Rocks and minerals, fossils, tree and plant life, stream life, tree identification, forestry, ground water studies, bugs, chemistry, decomposition studies, recycling study, geocaching, plus many more!
Click here to download the flyer
Eaton Conservation District and Michigan Arbor Day Alliance Announce Creative Writing Contest Winners
Michigan K-12 grade students were encouraged to express their creativity about trees this spring in a creative writing contest as part of the Go Green Youth Challenge. They were asked "What do Trees Mean to You?" In the first year of this contest, we had an amazing 479 entries from throughout the state and had some amazing entries. You can read the stories, letters, and poems of the winners online: http://www.miarbordayalliance.com/creative-writing-contest.html The Michigan Arbor Day Alliance is a program of the Eaton Conservation District.
Congratulations to all of our 2013 contest winners!
Grand Prize: Nathaniel C. from Bloomfield Twp.
9th - 12th
1st Place: Jordan M. from Brooklyn
2nd Place: Ellen Z. from Troy
3rd Place: Zach C. from Northville
5th - 8th
1st Place: Julianna K. from Oakland
2nd Place: Jessica R. from Perry
3rd Place: Kayla D. from St. Johns
K - 4th
1st Place: Mattye T. from Beverly Hills
2nd Place: Anna R. from Northville
3rd Place: Sophia W. from Beverly Hills
* Click each name to view their entry *
Earlier this week, 125 8th graders from Olivet traveled to MSU campus to release Salmon into the Red Cedar River. Salmon in the Classroom is a statewide program coordinated by the MDNR and local partnerships. This learning experience allows students the opportunity to raise, care for and maintain the salmon in their classroom from fall until spring. The program culminates at the end of the school year with the release of the young fish in a local watershed that feeds one of the Great Lakes. Students and teachers participate in a program to follow the life cycle of salmon from eggs, to hatchling to smolt, starting in the classroom.
After releasing the salmon, students visited educational stations to learn about water quality, stormwater, and macroinvertabrates. Staff from Eaton and Calhoun Conservation Districts, and MidMeac worked with the students to collect water samples and identify insects to learn more about watershed health.