Today is Sunday, August 31, 2014rss RSS feed
Michigan DNR

Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Michigan-(Ammoland.com)- The Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Wildlife Division is offering a fun way for educators to integrate Michigan’s unique flora and fauna into their curriculum while still meeting the required educational standards.

Teachers and their students now have an opportunity to experience A Year in the Life of a Michigan Black Bear.

Throughout the school year, students will learn about the life cycle of the Michigan black bear, general black bear biology and behavior, and how the DNR manages and maintains a healthy black bear population. An educator guide with activities and video lessons will be provided.

Classes also will have the chance to “follow” a black bear by using actual data points from a radio-collared bear to track it through its seasonal movements and see what a year in a bear’s life is really like.

This program is free of charge and open to all interested educators of grades 6, 7 and 8. Classes will need access to a computer lab and the internet in order to use the mapping application to follow the bear. Educators also will need access to the internet (YouTube) in their classrooms as well as a projector to make it easier for all students to see the video lessons.

Classrooms that participate in the program will be eligible to enter the Year in the Life of a Bear contest, where students can use what they learned to tell the story of a year in the life of a Michigan black bear. Students can choose to retell the actual journey of the bear they followed or get creative and use the information to interpret a typical bear’s yearly activities.

Contest winners will be awarded prizes, provided by the Michigan Bear Hunters Association and the DNR, for their classrooms. Prizes are limited to one per school.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations.

  • Leave a Comment

    • Sign up Ammoland for your Inbox

      Daily Digest

      Monthly Newsletter

    • Recent Comments

      • Big Boy: Which type of lower received does the US Army Mil Spec call for?
      • Phil: The original photo was printed and made using the names of the dead.
      • Shawn Grammont: Excellent, more second amendment rulings.
      • whaddacrock: Just a different page out of the same book, but…Reagan is in Washington, D.C., not CA…
      • JimInMT: There is no phrase “law-abiding” anywhere in the US Constitution. Therefore, even felons have...
    • Social Activity

    • Most Popular Posts

      • AmmoLand Poll

      Copyright 2014 AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News | Sitemap | Μολὼν λαβέ
      11981200
      12563960