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.


Ford Historic Sawmill

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.

 Isle Royale Institute

The Isle Royale Institute is a partnership between Michigan Technological University and Isle Royale National Park. The mission of the Isle Royale Institute is to foster science and education at Isle Royale and on the waters of Lake Superior. The Isle Royale Institute accomplishes this mission by direct assistance to Isle Royale National Park through its five-year cooperative agreement with the National Park Service; by designing, funding and offering long-term programs and short-term projects that expand opportunities for scientific research and life-long learning; and by fostering collaboration among universities, government agencies, and private sector to enhance scientific research and education of value to Isle Royale National Park and other stakeholders in Lake Superior.

Wildlife Art Gallery

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.