Programs for Youth

  • Career Pathways Program

    High School students can join the DNR for a four-day career experience in northern Michigan. Students will explore various careers in natural resources including: fisheries and wildlife management, forestry, conservation officer and park ranger.



  • Stepping Stones

    Stepping Stones is an eight week summer program designed to teach outdoor skills to children, 9-16 years old, in a Michigan State Park.

  • Scouting with the DNR

    Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts organizations are among the oldest of the Department of Natural Resources partners in improving habitat and air and water quality, and supporting outdoor recreation activities.

  • Youth Conservation Council

    We are looking for young people, ages 14 to 18, with a variety outdoor interests. Whether you’re an avid hunter, love to kayak, enjoy hiking on Michigan’s trails or any one of the many other reasons to be outside, we want your input on getting kids outside.

  • Fun Fishing Info

    Have a young person who wants to go fishing or already loves to go? We've got information to help you on future trips and fun activities for kids of all ages to do that will get them "hooked" on the sport!