Bus Reimbursement Available

Emmet County schools can seek reimbursement for busing costs through the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation. For more information, please call (231) 348-5820.

Schools within all other counties of the Conservancy’s service area (Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Mackinac, and Chippewa) can receive a $50 reimbursement for busing costs through a special fund held with the Conservancy.

Loanable Materials


The nine different theme-based discovery boxes are a fun, interactive way to involve your students in specific science-based lessons. Each pack includes hands-on materials such as animal furs, skulls, books, CDs, and videotapes for teachers to use at their discretion.

Each box comes with detailed lesson plans, activities, and background information on each topic. All of the boxes meet the Michigan Curriculum Framework Standards, which are listed on each lesson plan. The teacher can borrow the boxes for up to two weeks, or a Conservancy Naturalist can be scheduled to present a box to your classroom.

Suggestions are always welcome! Boxes are loaned at no charge.

Call one of our educators at (231) 347-0991 to reserve a Discovery Box or Program-to-Go. These resources are available for teachers throughout the Little Traverse Conservancy service area of Mackinac, Chippewa, Emmet, Charlevoix, and Cheboygan counties.


The Conservancy staff has made some of our most requested programs available for teachers to conduct independently by providing all materials needed for these programs.


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