Your Metroparks are excited to provide both virtual and in-person learning opportunities to teachers, homeschool groups, community groups and parents. Continuing to provide educational programs on wildlife, natural science, nature, farm life and more is our privilege and we are committed to supporting your efforts in new and innovative ways through these unprecedented times.
All programs are completely FREE currently, and a wide variety support the Common Core Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts and Math (STREAM) and Michigan Science Standards curriculum in content, methodology and technology use.
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
The 2020-2021 School Programs range from virtual to in-person outdoor programs. Programs currently being offered are:
- Synchronous – live virtual programs. Some programs offer preprogram and post program videos and hands-on travelling trunk materials to enhance curriculum.
- Asynchronous – pre-recorded programs. Some programs offer preprogram and post program videos and hands-on travelling trunk materials to enhance curriculum.
- In-person outdoor programs at our interpretive centers. In-person programming will follow any Covid-19 restrictions and precautions in place at the time the program is scheduled for. This could include reduced group sizes, face coverings, etc. These programs require preregistration.
- In-person outdoor programs at your school or location. In-person programming will follow any Covid-19 restrictions and precautions in place at the time the program is scheduled for. This could include reduced group sizes, face coverings, etc. These programs require preregistration.
Program Fees for the 2020-2021 school year are waived for both virtual and in-person programming. We also understand that teachers and parents have limited time, therefore, any program can be modified to meet your specific needs.
Additionally, the Macomb County Green Schools Program and the Huron-Clinton Metroparks have teamed up to provide students and their families with a unique method of participating in the initiative this school year. The Michigan Green Schools Program is a fun, educational initiative which encourages students to participate in activities that are good for the environment and promote energy efficiency and savings. We have worked to come up with new and innovative ways for schools to achieve and maintain Macomb County Green Schools status during this time with a 2020 Macomb Green Passport at your Metroparks. To get started, visit Macomb County Green Schools to review guidelines and download the 2020 Macomb Green Passport.
When We Offer School Programs
School programs and field trips are available year-round.
Free Transportation For Outdoor Field Trips
The Metroparks are offering scholarships to cover transportation for in-person, outdoor field trips through our Get Out and Learn program. We are proud to offer programs for a rich, engaging, nature-connective experience for students. We have waived all our program fees for the school year, and to make sure your class can attend an in-person outdoor program at a Metropark, we are committed to helping with the cost of transportation to and from your Metroparks field trip.
Qualifying schools must have at least 50% of their students eligible to receive the federal free and reduced lunch program.
Explore our in-person, outdoor programs and then simply fill out the online application.