DNR classroom curricula available
MARQUETTE — Registration is open for wildlife classroom curricula available to elementary through high school educators, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced. Curricula fit current state educational standards and are free of charge.
“Go Wild for Michigan’s Wildlife” for students in kindergarten through fifth grade introduces elementary students to a variety of species found throughout Michigan and their habitats. Included in the materials are sets of “critter cards” for each student to keep. Sets of the cards are limited and are issued on a first-come, first-served basis to Michigan educators who register.
For sixth- through eighth-graders, students can learn about Michigan black bears — from their life history to how the DNR manages populations — with “A Year in the Life of a Michigan Black Bear.” Students get to “follow” black bears’ movements by looking at actual location data from collared bears. They also can get an introduction to wetland habitats and the ducks, geese and swans.
High school students are put in the role of a wildlife manager while learning about the elk conservation success story through “Elk University.” These lessons also include Michigan history, forest management and social considerations for wildlife management.
Register for wildlife classroom curricula and learn about additional opportunities the DNR has to offer educators by visiting michigan.gov/dnreducation.
Pain management workshop set
NEGAUNEE — A pain management workshop to be offered soon in Negaunee.
The Chronic Pain Self-Management program is a six-week program that teaches practical skills for living with (or caring for someone with) any type of health condition that causes chronic pain, such as fibromyalgia, back problems, arthritis and/or lupus.
The group meets for 2 1/2 hours once a week. The program will be held in at the Negaunee Senior Center, Wednesdays, starting Sept, 5 from 1-3:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend and program includes workshop materials.Registration is required, as space is limited.
Register by calling the Negaunee Senior Center at 906-475-6266.
Music in the alley in Munising
MUNISING — Music in the Alley after Hours will be from 4-7 p.m. Sept. 5 in Munising to celebrate Art in the Alley.
Art in the Alley is set up one-half block south of M-28 between Maple and Elm.
This event is hosted by the Alger County Chamber of Commerce. Appetizers and beverages will be available. It is sponsored by the Munising Downtown Development Authority and the Munising Visitors Bureau. Live music will be provided by Patrick Booth on saxophone.
The rain date is Sept. 12.
Workshop on diabetes coming up
GWINN — The Diabetes Personal Action Towards Health workshop is returning to Gwinn beginning on Sept. 5.
The workshop helps people living with daily challenges of diabetes, learn skills and tools needed to improve their health and manage their symptoms. Subjects covered include: symptoms of diabetes, stress, managing fatigue and emotional problems, exercise, healthy eating, medications, and working with health care providers.
The six-week class will meet on Wednesdays from 9-11:30 a.m. beginning on the Sept.5 at Victory Lutheran Church. Pre registration is required, family and caregivers are welcome. There is no cost to attend. Call 906-372-3268 to register. This program is brought to the public by Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center, UPCAP and community volunteers.