Michigan Deer Camp 2017 is Nov. 14

Please join the Michigan Department of Natural Resources for this year’s Deer Camp, and teach your students about the importance of Michigan’s white-tailed deer!

As you may know, deer hunting is an important part of Michigan’s heritage. More than 600,000 deer hunters take to the field each year and contribute over $2.3 billion to Michigan’s economy. In addition, these hunters pay for almost all of the DNR’s wildlife conservation and management work. We want to share these important facts and traditions with Michigan students.

On Nov. 14, thousands of second- through fourth-grade students across the state will join in a one-day adventure designed to teach them about the importance of white-tailed deer. This day, fondly called “Deer Camp,” is full of fun activities for all school subjects.

Once you register, we provide you with a complimentary packet of interactive activities that you can do throughout the day (or pick a few if you are limited on time). The activities cover a variety of subjects, including science, math, English, gym and art. We also provide you with a PowerPoint presentation as an optional aid to guide discussions. Some schools even start the day with breakfast for their students. What a great idea – it really is like deer camp!

If you would like to participate, please register online by Nov. 7. Feel free to email Rebecca Benedict at benedictr@michigan.gov with any questions. Materials will be emailed to you by the end of October, or if you register in November, you will receive materials the next business day.

We hope you consider joining in on the fun. Happy Deer Camp!

To learn about other wildlife education and outreach opportunities, visit mi.gov/wildlife and click on “Wildlife Education and Outreach.

Explore additional DNR education and outreach opportunities and resources at mi.gov/dnreducation.

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