“Hartley Heroes” Volunteer Work Day is a new tradition at the Hartley Outdoor Education Center. Those interested will spend part of the day helping Hartley OEC staff and Hartley Foundation Board Members with various on-site projects while enjoying everything the campus has to offer. Volunteers of all ages and ability levels are welcome. Bring your willingness to work, and we’ll ensure you leave with a sense of accomplishment and a full stomach from a Hartley-provided lunch!
Participation is free, though registration is required BEFORE the event.
Date: Saturday, December 10th
Time: Arrive at 9:45 a.m. with work beginning at 10:00 a.m. and ending at 2:00 pm, with lunch provided.
Address: 12633 Beaver Road St. Charles, Michigan 48655
Phone: (989) 865-6295
Age Requirements: This is a public volunteer opportunity for our community members. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and have a signed waiver from their parent or guardian.
What to Wear: All volunteer work will consist of trail maintenance.
Please plan on wearing appropriate outdoor winter clothing and shoes.
Tasks for the day include:
Deconstructing and cleaning the teepee and longhouse
Splitting and stacking firewood
Repairing boardwalk planks
Other miscellaneous sprucing up of our facilities!
If you have any questions, please reach out to Hartley Program Director, Eric Rutherford at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Hartley Outdoor Education Center
Hartley Outdoor Education Center students experience fun and unforgettable moments while exploring nature, wildlife, natural resources, history, and cultures through virtual or in-person interactive learning. Hartley offers a variety of STEM classes in categories like earth science, life science, and physical science.
With 300 acres of natural habitat, including hardwood forests, wetlands, meadows, ponds, and a creek, Hartley is home to the Coal Mine No. 8 Historical Site & Museum, Schroeder Log Cabin, Fowler One-room School, Murphy Farmhouse, Henige Log Cabin, Murphy Farm Learning Center, and a future Net Zero Greenhouse. Hartley is also the site of Saginaw County’s only identified Nature Preschool, Muphy Farm, in partnership with Saginaw ISD’s Head Start programs.