DNR officer visits Clare Primary

February 22, 2018

Students from Mr. Koch and Mrs. Gould’s 4th grade classes got up close and personal with furs from several different species.

Students from Mr. Koch and Mrs. Gould’s 4th grade classes got up close and personal with furs from several different species.

On Friday, February 16, 2018, Clare County Officer Ethan Gainforth, from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, came to Clare Primary School, and spoke to Mr. Koch and Mr. Gould’s 4th Grade students.  This hands-on lesson set focus on native species that can be found in Clare County.  Students also had the opportunity to handle furs from several different species and were able to see a demonstration of Officer Gainforth setting several traps and a snare that are used for wildlife management.

This is the DNR’s sixth year of partnering with Jason Koch and David Gould of Clare Public Schools.  Together, as a team, these educators have created several hands-on programs.  One in particular, “4th Grade Deer Camp”, now known state-wide as “DNR Deer Camp”, is now in over 600 schools across the state of Michigan.  Mr. Koch and Mr. Gould are always researching best-practice learning and lessons in order to continue their quests of getting more kids actively involved in the great outdoors!

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