Expo Displays

Notice: All Cheboygan EWP events have been rescheduled for 2021.

Earth Week Plus Expo Display Tables and Interactive Booths

We have a great display line-up for the 2020 Expo!  Displays will open at 10:00 am and be available for Expo guests to visit until 1:45 pm on EWP Expo Day: Saturday, April 18th, 2020. (Cheboygan High School will be open for display set-up starting at 9:00 am.)

2020 Displays For Earth Week Plus Expo:

HEADLANDS DARK SKY PARK: This enormous park, open 24/7/365, is awesome in the daytime;  but in the dark — WOW!!  Find out about this amazing up-north resource.  Learn about different types of light pollution; and why we need to protect the dark sky asset.

WHY WOLVES MATTER:
Wolf artifacts, Photos, & more. Find out why wolves matter.

HAMMOND BAY BIO-STATION LIVE LAMPREYS: NO, THEY ARE NOT EELS!!
See these creatures up close..get a free Lamprey Bite sticker.

LITTLE TRAVERSE CONSERVANCY: Animal pelts, skulls, antlers, etc. – Nature’s beauty to touch and see

STRAITS OF MACKINAC ALLIANCE –  ENBRIDGE LINE 5:
Learn about the 67-year-old pipeline carrying crude-oil & natural gas liquids under the Straits of Mackinac.

TOP OF MICHIGAN TRAILS COUNCIL:
Find out about the amazing variety of trails in Cheboygan County.   Learn about the basics of maintaining a bicycle.  Bring your bikes for a free tune-up!

PIGEON RIVER COUNTRY STATE FOREST:
In 1918, a small herd of Western elk was 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 PRC is now the heart of Michigan’s elk range.

SEEDUMS GARDEN CLUB:
Create a Black Swallowtail Butterfly art project, and find out why the Black Swallowtail would be a good choice for our state butterfly!  See a display of Smokey the Bear Poster Contest entries by East Elementary School 2nd graders.

STURGEON RIVER SWEEPERS:  Some people adopt a highway–this group adopted a river!  Find out how onion bags (? !) can help keep the river clean.

PERENNIAL GARDEN CLUB: Finish and take home your pollinator house, made from recycled materials.  More pollinators = more fruit, veggies, and flowers!

TIP OF THE MITT WATERSHED COUNCIL:
Get your hands wet! Interactive Watershed Model; See samples of aquatic invasives; live macroinvertebrates to examine.

FERNELIUS AUTO GROUP:  See a 2020 Toyota Prius  -find out why this hybrid vehicle saves gas & is more eco-friendly.

STURGEON FOR TOMORROW:
See live baby sturgeon in an aquarium. Have your picture taken with a large adult sturgeon mount!

CHEBOYGAN INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL:  Fifth-graders who participate in the Sturgeon in the Classroom program share their student projects.  Learn the history of sturgeon in Cheboygan County, Sturgeon life cycles; and fun facts about these amazing animals -AND- meet ‘Richard Swimmins,’ the Sturgeon in the classroom!  Find out why sturgeon became a threatened species.

Richard Swimmins eating.

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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.

UNIVERSITY of MICHIGAN BIOLOGICAL STATION:
Learn about this amazing property: History and information about activities. See trail maps; find out about the Summer Lecture Series, Class Schedules, and more.

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.

STRAITS AREA AUDUBON SOCIETY:
Visit the amazing Discovery Room: Nests, bones, feathers, skulls, snakeskins…so much to see, touch & explore!  Meet student, Jonathon, and his Corn Snake, Reggie!

LITTLE TRAVERSE BAY BANDS of ODAWA INDIANS:
Find out about the many LTBB initiatives that help to protect and clean up our environment. Learn hands-on by experiencing the ‘River-in-a-Box’.

KEY CLUB of CHEBOYGAN
Bring your used printer cartridges for recycling.  (Sorry, no toner cartridges can be accepted)  Your donation will help them earn money for their trips and projects from recycling the cartridges.

YOOPERLITES!  Glowing rocks??  WOW!  See these amazing Upper Peninsula stones & find out why they glow.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE – NOAA:
Weather experts will have rain & snow gauges, weather radio, weather balloon, tornado simulator – and more!

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!

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.  Sign up for an Earth Week-Plus Adventure: a tour of a USGS vessel!

PRESQUE ISLE ELECTRIC & GAS CO-OP:
What is Energy Optimization?  Find out AND get free giveaways. PLUS: Check out an induction cooktop, and an indoor unit for a heat pump. Ride a bike that makes electricity!

MICHIGAN INVASIVE SPECIES COALITION:  Learn about plant and animal invasive species concerns in our area.  Learn how to manage invasives on your property.

WHAT I CAN DO TO HELP THE EARTH!!  Share your ideas that will help our planet:  Everyone can make a difference!

KIRTLAND’S WARBLERS-WHY THEY ARE IMPORTANT:  Learn where these birds live, their migration pattern & why they are special. Get adult and children’s handouts from the USDA Forest Service. Make an eco-friendly craft project to take home!  Winning artwork from the Kirtland’s Warbler Calendar Contest  (K-8) will be on display.

EASTSIDE COMMUNITY GARDEN:  Learn about community gardening, and how you can participate!

NORTH by NATURE LANDSCAPES:  Learn how to beautify your property, while protecting waterways, important creatures, and your health.

CITIZENS CLIMATE LOBBY:  There’s a climate change solution that many say is the “best first-step” to preventing the worst impacts of a warming world.  Find out about this…..and how you can help.

EMMET COUNTY RECYCLING: Find out what can be recycled in Cheboygan and Emmet Counties. Learn what becomes of the things you recycle.

HARVEST SOLAR: Learn how solar power can save money and fossil fuels. This Michigan-based, full-service Midwest provider of solar energy systems manufactures, sells, installs & services solar installations in homes and businesses.

CHEBOYGAN COUNTY 4-H: Check out the display to learn more about opportunities for youth in 4-H. You may be surprised to learn 4-H is about animals AND so much more! Participate in a hands-on activity & learn more about seed germination. Each visitor will create and take home a “Garden in a Glove” !!

EGLE: Staff Geologists will have displays on Michigan’s Bedrock Geology, Michigan mining, Rock and Mineral specimens of the Upper and Lower Peninsulas, and Michigan fossils. Hands-on activities for children to explore rock porosity & permeability.

THUNDER BAY CHIEFS HEALTH CENTER: It’s important for human and environmental health to dispose of unwanted medications properly. Per the DEQ website, studies show that pharmaceuticals are present at low levels in our surface water & ground water. Although there are no known health risks to people; there are known impacts to amphibians, fish, wildlife , and bacteria. Learn where and how to dispose of your unwanted medications safely and responsibly.

DOWNTOWN CHEBOYGAN RECYCLING: Learn about an exciting new opportunity to bring a year-round Recycling Program to downtown Cheboygan!