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Get Out and Learn at the Metroparks

The Huron-Clinton Metroparks is now seeking applicants for the “Get Out and Learn” scholarship for 2018.

“Get Out and Learn” provides free transportation and programming fees to the Metroparks for students in southeast Michigan. This scholarship opportunity is available for qualifying schools (where at least 50% of students are eligible to receive the federal free and reduced lunch program.)

To apply for a Get Out and Learn Scholarship:

NOTE: Please reference Get Out and Learn when calling or emailing.

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Technology Enhanced Nature (TENS) Study at the Metroparks and Your School!

FREE Ecosystem Studies Fieldtrips For Metro Detroit Schools sponsored by 3M

The Huron-Clinton Metroparks is now seeking applicants for the Technology Enhanced Nature Study [TENS] for the 2017-2018 school year.

The TENS program provides free field trips to our park for middle school students in southeast Michigan. Classes are guided from start to finish over the course of multiple visits through a scientific investigation. They experience nature firsthand as scientists both in their own local schoolyards and at a nearby Metropark and then present their findings to their peers at the year-end symposium.

To apply for a TENS 3M Field Trip Scholarship:

NOTE: Please reference the 3M TENS program when calling or emailing.

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Explore Your Schoolyard with help from the Outdoor Exploration Vehicle

FREE S.T.E.M. Outreach Programs for Detroit School Teachers sponsored by 3M

Huron-Clinton Metroparks is proud to be the recipient of an EcoGrant through the 3M Corporation.  This grant provides funding for FREE science-based, schoolyard nature-connection outreach programming from the Metroparks’ Outdoor Exploration Vehicle.

The Outdoor Exploration Vehicle is one of the newest additions to the Metropark’s outreach program.  With it, students use science and the tools of a scientist to explore the nature just outside their school’s doors.  Through games and activities, your class will discover what an ecosystem is.  Then, with handheld data loggers, probes, sensors, field microscopes, portable weather stations and a host of other observation and data-collection equipment, students will measure the ecological parameters of their schoolyard, and then use this information to form hypotheses and answer questions about the environment around them.

The process to register for an outreach program is simple:

  • Consult the below downloadable flyer to select a program for your students.
  • Choose a program and date.
  • Call the Southern District Community Outreach Interpreter at (810) 227-2757 ext. 6639 or email
  • Join us for a fun, S.T.E.M.-based, FREE outreach program at your school!

NOTE: Please reference the 3M EcoGrant when calling or emailing.

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Grant Opportunity – Wheels to Woods

Wheels to Woods provides funding to PreK-12 schools and other youth groups to pay for transportation costs for an educational field trip to a nearby forest or forest products company.  Any PreK-12 school in Michigan is eligible to apply for funds to go on a field trip to a school forest, private forest, public forest or forest products company.  Wheels to Woods reimburses actual transportation costs up to $350 per bus and $1,000 per school.  Applications can be submitted anytime to

Application – Word or PDF

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