• Source: Figure by the Land Policy Institute, Michigan State University 2015.

    Difference between a zoning ordinance and a master plan

    Published on October 10, 2019

    The zoning ordinance is a law with penalties and consequence for not following it. A master plan is a policy document that expresses intent. It is not an enforceable document and is not law.

  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife staff helping youth ID fish

    Michigan 4-H builds youth interest in science

    Published on September 12, 2019

    The “learn by doing” approach used by 4-H empowers youth to gain an understanding of science concepts beyond simple memorization of what they have been told.

  • Kids building a snowman

    Tips for nurturing a child’s love of science

    Published on September 6, 2019

    Children are naturally inquisitive. Adults can help youth nurture their curiosity and budding love of science through programs such as 4-H, which offers easy projects that will engage young people in science.

  • Youth exploring a wetland

    Exploring wetlands with youth

    Published on August 27, 2019

    Are all wetlands the same? Are wetlands important? Help youth discover these unique natural resources.

  • Science Process Model. Illustration courtesy of Patrick Bird.

    The shape of science

    Published on August 22, 2019

    Discover how cool and interesting science can be.