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Earth Week Volunteers are making phone calls and sending emails working on confirming our display line up for the 2018 Expo! Displays will open at 10:30am and be available for Expo guests to visit until 1:45pm for the 2018 Earth Week Expo to be held on Saturday, April 14th, 2018. The Cheboygan High School will be open to the Vendors to set up the displays starting at 9:00am to be ready for the public at 10:30am.
1. WHY WOLVES MATTER
Wolf artifacts, Photos, & more.
2. HAMMOND BAY BIO-STATION LIVE LAMPREYS: NO, THEY ARE NOT EELS!!
See these creatures up close..get a free Lamprey Bite sticker.
3. LITTLE TRAVERSE CONSERVANCY: Animal pelts, skulls, antlers, etc…..Nature’s beauty to touch and see
4. STRAITS AREA CONCERNED CITIZENS for PEACE, JUSTICE & the ENVIRONMENT: ENBRIDGE LINE 5
Learn about the 64-yr.-old pipeline carrying crude-oil & natural gas liquids under the Straits of Mackinac.
5. CHEBOYGAN COUNTY 4-H
4H members show live animals in the courtyard; See amazing 4H projects.
6. TOP OF MICHIGAN TRAILS COUNCIL
Learn how to tune up your bike for maximum performance on Cheboygan’s many trails. Feel free to bring your own bike!
7. PIGEON RIVER COUNTRY STATE FOREST
Celebrate 100 years of Elk! In 1918, a small herd of Western elk were released near Wolverine, in an attempt to restore an animal whose native population had been exterminated. Learn about these majestic creatures, how they are managed, & why PRCis now the heart of Michigan’s elk range.
8. PERENNIAL GARDEN CLUB
Club members will show activities focusing on nature & environmental awareness. Free handouts of members’ recipes: “Food from our Gardens”. Children can do a seed-to-plant project, or assemble a small cloth bird feeder.
9. SEEDUMS GARDEN CLUB
Art project for kids: create your own original Eco- Art, using recycled materials. See prize-winning Smokey the Bear posters!
10. TIP OF THE MITT WATERSHED COUNCIL
Get your hands wet! Interactive Watershed Model; See samples of aquatic invasives; live macroinvertebrates to examine.
11. STURGEON FOR TOMORROW
See live baby sturgeon in an aquarium. Have your picture taken with a large adult sturgeon mount!
12. MIKE SUPERNAULT
Mike shares his collections: From dinosaur teeth to Insects, rocks, and fossils! These items from the natural world give the viewer a better understanding of the beauty, variety & complexity of the world we inhabit.
13. UNIVERSITY of MICHIGAN BIOLOGICAL STATION
Learn about this amazing property: History and information about activities. See trail maps; find out about the Summer LectureSeries, Class Schedules, and more.
14. MACKINAC STRAITS RAPTOR WATCH
Learn about the hawks & owls that migrate through our area and the Straits of Mackinac. Learn how you can participate in Raptor Watch.
15. CHEBOYGAN COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY
Healthy and humane pet care explained. See photos of adoptable pets. Live animals! Spaying and neutering information available.
16. NATIVE WAYS, TRADITIONAL ARTS
Go inside a full-sized native bark house; see native crafts, arts, and items used daily by Michigan indigenous tribes long ago. See how maple syrup was made long ago by native people. Syrup available for purchase.
17. STRAITS AREA AUDUBON SOCIETY
Visit the amazing Discovery Room: Nests, bones, feathers, skulls, snakeskins…so much to see, touch & explore!
18.LITTLE TRAVERSE BAY BANDS of ODAWA INDIANS
Find out about the many LTBB initiatives that help to protect and clean up our environment.
19. TREE GIVEAWAY
Learn how important trees are to our environment AND get a free tree to plant at home!
20.CHEBOYGAN COMMUNITY GARDEN
Cheboygan has an exciting new public garden….you can be part of it, too!
21.DEPT. OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
Find out about Michigan’s glacial deposits & bedrock through a hands-on activity to explore rock properties. Learn about the DEQ resources available to citizens and industry for the protection of public health & the environment.
22.SALVATION ARMY THRIFT STORE
Reduce your carbon footprint by donating AND purchasing used clothing and household items. Proceeds are used to help those in need. Recycle, re-use, AND help others!
23.MICHIGAN LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS
Turn environmental values into national, state, and local priorities.
24.ZERO WASTE-REDUCE PLASTICS
Learn some creative ways to reduce the use of plastic in your life – and WHY you should do it.
25.RAVEN HILL DISCOVERY CENTER
Did you know about this fun, educational resource up north? Raven Hill is the host for the Smithsonian’s “Water/Ways in Michigan” exhibit: Learn all about it!
26. U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY RESEARCH VESSELS
Did you know that Cheboygan is the home port for three research ships? Learn about the amazing science they perform.
See the new Toyota Prius: 54 miles per gallon of gas…..YES!
28.PRESQUE ISLE ELECTRIC & GAS CO-OP
What is Energy Optimization? Find out AND get a free giveaway.
29.SIERRA CLUB/NORTHERN MICHIGAN
Explore, Enjoy, and Protect the Planet – that is Sierra Club’s goal!
30.ORIGINAL MACKINAC ISLAND BUTTERFLY HOUSE & INSECT WORLD
What’s all the buzz about? Find out why we need insects; see live insects!
31.AIRNORTH COMMUNICATIONS : On your way into the Expo, AirNorth will have curbside drop-off for your unusable computers, laptops, monitors, servers, printers, circuit boards, mobile phones, telephone systems, routers, switches, video equipment, cables, plugs, wiring, and batteries of all sizes–no charge! Reusable parts will be harvested, and the rest recycled.
32.CHEBOYGAN INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL: Fifth graders who are participating in the Sturgeon in the Classroom program share their student projects. Learn the history of sturgeon in Cheboygan County, sturgeon life cycles, amd fun facts about these amazing animals. Find out why they became a threatened species.
33.EMMET & CHEBOYGAN COUNTIES RECYCLING: Did you ever wonder what happens to all of the stuff that gets put into the recycling bins? Find out how the glass, plastic, metal is re-purposed – and why it so great to recycle!