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Wildlife Weekend


  • RAM Center 104 Conservation Drive Roscommon, MI (map)

Enjoy an educational and entertaining weekend in the north woods featuring cool temperatures, a warm fireplace, great food and engaging conversation with others who love Michigan, nature and learning.

Choose one of the three tracts outlined below. Each will immerse you in a fun topic with likeminded friends.

The wildlife weekend is open to all adults. Evening socials will also be available. Email fraileyk@michigan.gov with questions.

The Wildlife Weekend begins with check-in between 4—5:30 p.m. Friday, at the MacMullan Conference Center near Roscommon. The weekend includes 2 nights lodging and 6 meals—Friday dinner through Sunday lunch.

Fees: $275 (MAEOE Member) $295 (Non-member)

A roommate will be assigned unless one is specified with your registration. Single rooms are available for an extra $50 dollars.

Feathered Frenzy

One of the greatest connections people have to nature is through birds and their behavior. Learn bird biology and behavior, basic identification tips and their amazing migration patterns. Build a birdhouse, explore nests and learn to identify some bird calls. This course will be a great way to finally learn about our avian neighbors. Mostly indoor, with some outdoor class time.

The Bear Facts

Bears are one of the most popular animals on the planet, maybe because they love to eat and sleep! They can portray themselves as “playful” one moment and terrifying the next. This course explores the biology, management and future of North America’s bear species through lecture, discussion, activities and video. From Native American legends and lore, to bear encounters and safety lessons, this class covers the “bear” essentials and more. Mostly indoor with some outdoor class time.

Winter Omnibus

Michigan winters provide the perfect backdrop to learn outdoor skills. This potpourri of activities will give you a new perspective on spending time outdoors yearround. Snowshoeing, ice fishing, winter survival tips and some nature observation are all included in this course that will make you appreciate the colder months of the year. Mostly outdoors, bring layers and outerwear for the weather conditions.

Earlier Event: November 9
Project WILD & Project Learning Tree (PLT)