For nearly 30 years, the Conservancy has offered programs and activities to foster a greater understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of the natural environment.
In 2016, we presented programs to more than 4,600 children from more than 260 school groups to help them appreciate nature and learn about the outdoors in the outdoors. In addition to the students, hundreds of parents and teachers attended and assisted with the activities. The Conservancy’s environmental education programs reach approximately 50 schools, public and non-traditional, as well as homeschool groups and scout troops.
Some of the schools include: Brimley, Rudyard, Pickford, Mackinac Island, St. Ignace, Moran Township, and Cedarville in the upper Peninsula. In the lower Peninsula, classes from Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Mackinac City, Indian River, Littlefield, Pellston, Boyne City, Ellsworth, East Jordan, Beaver Island, and Boyne Falls have been involved in our programs.
“I find it essential in today’s society to get our kids outdoors. Many of my students do not have opportunities nor take the opportunity to appreciate nature. By building in time with LTC, I not only am able to meet several state standards, but allow my students to discover and learn in a way they may have never imagined.”
– Christie Meir, Teacher at Concord Academy Boyne