MACD/Envirothon Accepting Applications for Fall Internship

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

MACD is accepting applications for Fall Internships:  

Position Summary:    The Communications and Marketing Intern will support the organization’s communications, marketing and fundraising initiatives, including MACD and ME programs.  The intern(s) will assist the Executive Director and Envirothon Coordinator/ Communications Specialist in communications/marketing activities and participate in the creation and dissemination of written and electronic communications to members, assist in website/ social media updates, and general office/non profit management activities.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. -  Development and implementation of Social Media Facebook, website, eblasts, blog articles, etc.
  • -  Draft press releases, letters and articles for quarterly newsletters with state wide distribution.
  • -  Maintain communication with, Conservation Districts, Michigan Envirothon teams and other partners. 
  • -  Provide assistance, as needed, with activities such as fundraising, promotion, volunteer and team recruitment, and event planning. 

Qualifications and Skills:

  • -  Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • -  Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work across multiple communities.
  • -  Independent self starter willing to work independently as well as in team settings.
  • -  Ability to prioritize/execute to achieve desired project goals and meet deadlines.
  • -  Must be organized and detail oriented.


Minimum of 10 hrs per week, flexible schedule to be arranged by intern and staff.  

Interested persons should submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample by August 17th to

North Western Michigan High School Team Competes in 25th Canon Envirothon

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Congratulations to Go Fish, a team of high school students from Glen Lake.  The team won the honor of competing against top high school students from around the U.S and Canada in a week long Environmental Education Competition in Pennsylvania this past week.  Each year Michigan Envirothon sends one team of outstanding high school students to represent Michigan and compete for scholarships and prizes.  The team spent the week learning from top proffessionals in the field, and being challenged in an outdoor hands on setting.  Though Michigan did not place in the top 10 this year, they gained invaluble experience and had a memorable week.  Follow the link to read the official Cannon Press release.    

Michigan Envirothon State Competition

Thursday, May 10, 2012

High School teams from throughout Michigan are currently at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie for the annual Michigan Envirothon State Competition.  

Check out the Michigan Envirothon Facebook page for competition updates direct from LSSU.

Good Luck Teams!!!

2012 Leader Schools

Monday, February 13, 2012

Thank you Leader Schools!

I would like to recognize the following schools for their designation as 2012 Michigan Envirothon Leader Schools! Thank you and Good Luck!

Conservation Commandos from Hillsdale High School
Green Turtles from Macomb Math Science Technology Center
E.J. Bison from New Buffalo High School