- 2018 Fall Weir Tours →
See big Great Lakes fish up-close! Every fall we offer free tours to the public and school groups at the Boardman River Weir (in downtown Traverse City), the Little Manistee River Weir (in Manistee County), and the Upper Platte River Weir (in Benzie County).
- Fish Hatcheries
Learn about how the DNR raises and stocks fish. Many of our hatcheries have interpretive centers and all have staff who can give your class or group a guided tour.
- Michigan History Center
Offering a variety of field trip options for your class. In addition to a general self-guided museum tour, you can choose from a diverse range of thematic programs on Michigan's history. Financial assistance may be available.
- Outdoor Adventure Center
Plan a day of adventure and fun. Groups of every age will be inspired by the richness of Michigan’s natural resources. Financial assistance may be available.
- Visitor Centers
Hosting fun and educational nature exhibits with access to nearby trails. For those that seek a more engaging educational experience, each center has interpreters offering a variety of programs that they will lead for school and other groups.
- Wheels to Woods
Wheels to Woods provides funding to PreK-12 schools and other youth groups to pay for transportation costs for an educational field trip to a school forest, private forest, public forest or forest products company.
- 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.
Department of Natural Resources