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Wildlife Workshops at ANR Week 2012
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Would you like to learn more about boat building, identifying birds in the wild or using a fishing pole? You won’t have to look far to find wildlife-related workshops at this year’s Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Week.


Source: Michigan State University, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Contact: Eileen Gianiodis

 

Experience Wildlife Workshops at ANR Week 2012


Would you like to learn more about boat building, identifying birds in the wild or using a fishing pole? You won’t have to look far to find wildlife-related workshops at this year’s Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Week.

ANR Week, scheduled March 3–10, is an annual event that hosts a wide variety of meetings, workshops and conferences in areas such as agriculture, horticulture and natural resources on the Michigan State University (MSU) campus.

The following lists wildlife-related workshops at ANR Week:
The 17th Annual Quiet Water Symposium, the largest one-day show of its kind celebrating non-motorized outdoor recreation takes place March 3 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the MSU Pavilion. The day will consist of seminars on paddle sports, bicycling, birding, diving, and other outdoor skills and activities. Vendors will also be available to help you choose the right gear or classes with which you can get the proper start. For more information, visit www.quietwatersymposium.org or contact Allen@MackinawWatercraft.com.

Also on March 3, the Beginning Birding Workshop takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kellogg Conference Center. Become a better birder by attending the morning portion of the session where you’ll learn about the use of binoculars and field guides, bird identification and the habitat of our feathered friends. In the afternoon session, you’ll put your newfound knowledge to the test by taking a bird walk around the MSU campus. Cost for this workshop is $25 per person. Register at the Michigan Audubon’s website at www.michiganaudubon.org/education/eventcalendar.

Learn more about Michigan’s aquatic resources at the Fishing for the Future of Our Great Lakes Workshop March 6-7 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program takes place at the Natural Resources Building with a focus on getting kids and their families fishing in local areas. More than just an activity using a line and a worm, fishing develops life skills, long-term relationships and care for our valuable natural resources. Continuing education requirements for teachers will also be available through this session. The cost to register is $55. Find the registration form at www.projectfish.org/anrweek. For more information, contact Mark Stephens at 517-432-2700 or steph143@msu.edu.