In the Schools
Earth Week Plus brings educational assemblies and programs to the local schools each year. Generous benefactors sponsor unique programs in schools throughout Cheboygan County.
Mark Newman, the Sooper Yooper and the author of 4 Sooper Yooper books, will be giving presentations for 5th graders at the Cheboygan, Indian River, Onaway, Wolverine, Pellston and Mackinaw City Schools. He will discuss invasive species in our water ways, including the dangers of sea lamprey, zebra mussels, Asian carp and other non-native species, Mark also touches on a variety of water quality issues like chemical contaminants in our waterways and plastics in the ocean. Each presentation is appropriate to the age group. Mark and the Sooper Yooper will also be at the Earth Week Expo. Stop in and see him!
Snakes Alive! with Jim McGrath, the founder of Nature Discovery will be presenting to the 4th grade in Cheboygan, 5th grade at Indian Lakes and Pellston as well as grade 6 in Wolverine. Did you know there are over 40 species of snakes, turtles, lizards, frogs and salamanders in Michigan? Kids have an opportunity to handle the snakes, dispelling many fears they have about snakes and learn how good they are for our environment. Snakes Alive! Is presented by SAAS and EWP.
You can see Snake’s Alive! at the Expo as well!
Again this year, Project Lakewell with Lynn Johnson will present a program to Cheboygan 3rd graders as well as Mackinaw City 2, 3 and 4th graders. Project Lakewell is a statewide non-profit organization that gathers all age groups to educate them regarding the value of our environment and fresh water. Their mission is to promote the awareness and appreciation of the Great Lakes region through its culture and natural history. This program fits the curriculum of the 3rd graders and is sponsored by Judicial Management Systems. Inc