Outreach is an important component of the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science’s mission. As such, the School, in collaboration with its partners, is a leader in providing enrichment opportunities for the community, promoting learning, discovery, and knowledge of natural-resource science, management, and education.
In the spring, the earth begins to thaw, the sap runs, and it’s time to head to the sugar bush. Each year, the School hosts a maple-syrup-making workshop, open to the public, where participants get hands-on experience in tapping the trees, boiling the sap, and tasting the pure maple syrup.
Built by Henry Ford in the midst of his northern forest holdings, this unique village and its sawmill has become one of his "Village Industries," which were common in Lower Michigan. Alberta provides an interesting example of sawmill technology, a planned community in a beautiful forest setting, and the power of one man's vision to create a suitable environment for his employees.
Open to the public. Come visit today.
How do animals and plants cope with the seasons? What is an ecosystem? Have you ever wondered why it is important to have forests? Have fun exploring this site with a child. Suitable for all ages.
The School has on display the work of three well-respected wildlife artists. See the creations of Dietmar Krumrey, Roger Tory Peterson, and David A. Maass. These paintings depict wildlife and waterfowl that are common to Northern Michigan. Thanks to the generosity of the William and Erlene Carmody family, this wonderful art collection is available for public enjoyment on the Michigan Tech campus.
The Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, through its partnership with Michigan Tech, offers many opportunities for continued teacher professional development in Forest Education.