Education Outreach

Two Programs to Come to Your School

Have us visit you if you are not able to visit our sites. Or, just use these programs to reinforce classroom lessons and your trip to Mackinac. These hour-long programs bring cultural and natural history alive in your classroom! Click either program below. In-classroom programs are available January 9 – April 14. These programs and several others are also available in a virtual or online format – click here for information on those programs.

Outreach - Historic Mackinac on Tour

Historic Mackinac on Tour

Part of Mackinac State Historic Parks’ educational outreach program for over 20 years, Historic Mackinac on Tour allows students to explore the complex cultural relationships that powered 18th century Michigan. See how Anishnaabek, French Canadian, and British residents cooperated and compromised with one another as part of the Great Lakes fur trade and participated in a global economic and cultural exchange. Target audience: 3rd Grade.

Amazing Animal Adaptations

Winter in Michigan's North Woods: Amazing Animal Adaptations

In order to survive winter, animals in the North Woods of Michigan adapt in many amazing ways. This interactive presentation will explore what plants and animals need to survive, the climate of our region, and why the seasons change. Using animal mounts, photos, and stories we’ll investigate the adaptations of animals such as owls, grouse, otters, fox, and beaver.

Educational Resources

Lesson Plans and Educational Resources

A variety of supporting materials you can use for your classroom are available for you at any time.