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Threatened and Endangered Species at Negwegon State Park

Alcona seventh and eighth graders are working to educate their local community on threatened and endangered species that can be found at Negwegon State Park.
Watershed StudiesCommunity and Economic Development

Alcona Tigers are joining the effort to protect threatened and endangered species in northeast Michigan! Each student selects a threatened, endangered or species of special concern that can be found at Negwegon State Park. Upon researching and becoming experts on their chosen species, students will prepare a research paper and give a presentation to their fellow classmates.

This project allows students to educate their local community on the importance of biodiversity in our environment. Students will wrap this project up with a field trip to Negwegon State Park in the spring to learn more about the park, threatened and endangered species at the park and more. In order to educate the local community on the park and threatened and endangered species, The Alcona County Review is partnering with the students and will be publishing four of the species profiles in a special edition of the Alcona Review.

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Negwegon State Park beach
Negwegon State Park beach
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Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary’s Earth Day Celebration
Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary’s Earth Day Celebration
Students educated local 4th graders on threatened and endangered species that can be found at Negwegon
Students educated local 4th graders on threatened and endangered species that can be found at Negwegon
USDA Forest Service Botanist Sierra Patterson and technician Frances Sewell educated students on native plants in Michigan.
USDA Forest Service Botanist Sierra Patterson and technician Frances Sewell educated students on native plants in Michigan.
Brandon Schroeder with the Michigan Sea Grant educated students on the Great Lakes fishing industry and the importance of protecting coastal habitats for many threatened and endangered species.
Brandon Schroeder with the Michigan Sea Grant educated students on the Great Lakes fishing industry and the importance of protecting coastal habitats for many threatened and endangered species.
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Jack Guy from the Friends of Negwegon taught students about soils and the artesian well located in the park.
Jack Guy from the Friends of Negwegon taught students about soils and the artesian well located in the park.
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Teressa Oke, Vice-President of the Friends of Negwegon, educated students on the history of the park; including the Native American and shipwreck history.
Teressa Oke, Vice-President of the Friends of Negwegon, educated students on the history of the park; including the Native American and shipwreck history.
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Project Participants
Leadership Team (Alcona Community Schools)
Helen-Ann Prince
Community Partners
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Created on Wednesday, April 17, 2013
 
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