About the Program


Trainings are scheduled for one Saturday each month with two hours of planned learning modules and two hours of planned experiential learning either with a group or on your own. 

Each session studies one or more of the following core subjects: (1) stewardship of land and water, including conservation; (2) sustainability; (3) native flora and/or fauna; (4) invasive species (plants or animals); (5) restoration of habitats; (6) reduction of the human carbon footprint; (7) Michigan’s ecosystems; (8) adapting to climate change; and more!

Learning Objectives for MIM


After successfully completing the course, trainees will be able to:
  • Develop an appreciation of the natural world through direct experience with local habitats.
  • Distinguish between biomes, ecosystems, and habitats.
  • Explain how Michigan’s geology was formed and related habitats.
  • Define the human and invasive stresses of the environment.
  • Define climate and distinguish it from weather.
  • Understand and identify the unique relationships between native plants and animals.
  • Explain the importance of conservation of native plants and animals in Michigan.
  • Be able to define and discuss various habitat conservation practices.
  • Articulate and share what they have learned with others.