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Overview

The Metroparks are committed to improving the environmental and natural science literacy of students. All programs support the Michigan Science Standards curriculum in content, methodology, and technology use.

A wide variety of environmental and cultural history programs, field trips are offered that support Common Core curriculum, ST.R.E.A.M (Science Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts & Math), and Michigan Science Standards. Each of these programs are taught by a professional Interpreter who is knowledgeable in the content and school requirements.

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Who We Are

The Huron-Clinton Metroparks Interpretive Department boasts one of the largest interpretive programs in the nation. It has been recognized for its professional leadership, educational programs, expertise of staff, and commitment to the natural and cultural environment.

What We offer

School programs provide environmental, cultural, and natural science literacy. All programs support the Michigan Science Standards curriculum in content, methodology, and technology use. A wide variety of programs offered that support Common Core curriculum, STEM, and Michigan Science Standards. Each of these programs are taught by a professional Interpreter who is knowledgeable in the content and school requirements.

When We Offer School Programs

School programs and field trips are available year-round.

Why Schedule A School Program

Research shows that children’s social, psychological, academic, and physical health is positively impacted when they have daily contact with nature. Environmental education engages students in learning and raises test scores. Our school programs are great examples of STEM-based environmental education, with hands-on activities, cooperative learning, and critical thinking

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