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Weir Programs

Fall DNR Weir Fieldtrips

Welcome to the DNR's fall Weir fieldtrip opportunities.

Weirs and hatcheries play an important role in helping to keep Michigan’s lakes, rivers and streams, one of the greatest freshwater fisheries in the world. Schools are invited to visit the weir during the annual fish, or egg, take operations to see firsthand how the DNR actively manages these world class waters. Students will experience the sights, sounds and smells of the amazing process in which thousands of fish swim up river into the weir.

School programs will include history, ecology, biology and natural resource stewardship.

The tour of the weirs includes (but is not limited to):

  • The story of salmon in the Great Lakes with an emphasis on fisheries management and invasive species
  • Up-close look at all aspects of the weir process including a rotation through various stations:
    • Fish sorting
    • Weir/river
    • Fish ladder
    • Egg take (Platte Weir & Little Manistee Weir) 
    • Fish take (Boardman Weir)
  • History of the weir
  • What is a fish weir?
  • Why and how the DNR raises fish?
  • What are fish hatcheries and why are they important?
  • Salmon life cycle
  • Tour of the hatchery (Platte)

You have several FREE fieldtrip options to fit your schedule and geographic location.

Beulah, MI - Platte River State Hatchery and Weir: Full hatchery and weir tours for school groups. Egg take MAY occur during your visit. 

Manistee, MI - Little Manistee River Weir:  Full weir tours for school groups. Egg take MAY occur during your fieldtrip. If not, a mock egg take will be simulated.

Traverse City, MI - Boardman Weir fish take facility (two options)

          1. Boardman Weir TOUR:  Full facility tour at set days/times. NO fish take will occur.

          2. Boardman Weir FISH TAKE: Slots are to register for the week.  The FISH TAKE is scheduled the week of, based on fish density. You will be notified on Monday, which day your tour can occur. Options will be Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. These tours are loud and messy and may not be suitable for sensitive audiences. 


Sign up process

Please see below to sign up for tour dates. After you sign up we will contact you by email or phone to confirm your appointment and talk about programs. All registrations are tentative until we contact you.   Minimum per time slot is 20 students.

Be sure to list number of students, grade level of students and any special requests in the COMMENT slot.

Contact Information

Please feel free to call if you have any questions. I am often out of the office working in the field, so please leave a message.
Tracy Page, Aquatic Education Coordinator
Office phone: 517-284-6033
Email: [email protected]
 



 

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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (EDT) Available Slot
09/13/2019 (Fri.) Boardman River Weir - TOUR  

9:00am

This slot is for a facility tour. Fish take operations will NOT be occurring.

 
Registration Closed
0

10:00am

This slot is for a facility tour. Fish take operations will NOT be occurring.

 
Registration Closed
0

11:00am

This slot is for a facility tour. Fish take operations will NOT be occurring.

 
Registration Closed
0

12:30pm

This slot is for a facility tour. Fish take operations will NOT be occurring.

 
Registration Closed
0

1:30pm

This slot is for a facility tour. Fish take operations will NOT be occurring.

 
Registration Closed
0
09/15/2019 (Sun.) Boardman River Weir - FISH TAKE Field trip will be either Tu, W, or Th this week. Teacher will be notified by Monday before.  

9:00am

Field trip will be either Tu, W, or Th this week. Teacher will be notified by Monday before.

 
Registration Closed
0

10:00am

Field trip will be either Tu, W, or Th this week. Teacher will be notified by Monday before.

 
Registration Closed
0

11:00am

Field trip will be either Tu, W, or Th this week. Teacher will be notified by Monday before.

 
Registration Closed
0
09/20/2019 (Fri.) Boardman River Weir - TOUR Weir may be shut down by this time due to fish quota  

9:00am

This slot is for a facility tour. Fish take operations will NOT be occurring.

 
Registration Closed
0

10:00am

This slot is for a facility tour. Fish take operations will NOT be occurring.

 
Registration Closed
0

11:00am

This slot is for a facility tour. Fish take operations will NOT be occurring.

 
Registration Closed
0

12:30pm

This slot is for a facility tour. Fish take operations will NOT be occurring.

 
Registration Closed
0

1:30pm

This slot is for a facility tour. Fish take operations will NOT be occurring.

 
Registration Closed
0
09/22/2019 (Sun.) Boardman River Weir - FISH TAKE Field trip will be either Tu, W, or Th this week. Teacher will be notified by Monday before.  

9:00am

Field trip will be either Tu, W, or Th this week. Teacher will be notified by Monday before.

 

10:00am

Field trip will be either Tu, W, or Th this week. Teacher will be notified by Monday before.

 
Angela Stricker
50; 1-3

11:00am

Field trip will be either Tu, W, or Th this week. Teacher will be notified by Monday before.

 
09/24/2019 (Tue.) PRIVATE TOUR - Boardman (Allen)  6:45pm - 7:45pm  

Private Tour

 
Private Tour
Adult
09/27/2019 (Fri.) Boardman River Weir - TOUR  

9:00am

This slot is for a facility tour. Fish take operations will NOT be occurring.

 
Jen Girard
26 students (1st, 2nd, 3rd)

10:00am

This slot is for a facility tour. Fish take operations will NOT be occurring.

 
Allison. Hall
22 students in 1st-3rd grade Montessori class from TCAPS Montessori

11:00am

This slot is for a facility tour. Fish take operations will NOT be occurring.

 

12:30pm

This slot is for a facility tour. Fish take operations will NOT be occurring.

 
Anna DeMarsh
Anna DeMarsh, 27, 2nd

1:30pm

This slot is for a facility tour. Fish take operations will NOT be occurring.

 
SARA WINTERMAN
28 2nd gradres
09/29/2019 (Sun.) Boardman River Weir - FISH TAKE Field trip will be either Tu, W, or Th this week. Teacher will be notified by Monday before.  

9:00am

Field trip will be either Tu, W, or Th this week. Teacher will be notified by Monday before.

 

10:00am

Field trip will be either Tu, W, or Th this week. Teacher will be notified by Monday before.

 

11:00am

Field trip will be either Tu, W, or Th this week. Teacher will be notified by Monday before.

 
10/02/2019 (Wed.) Little Manistee River Weir  

9:00am

 
david boswell
1

10:00am

 
Mark Willis
45 11&12th grade

11:00am

 
Jim Wojo
40 7th grade
PRIVATE TOUR - Boardman (NMC)  5:30pm - 7:30pm  

Private Tour

 
Private Tour
College student
10/03/2019 (Thu.) PRIVATE TOUR - Boardman (NMC)  8:00am - 10:00am  

Private Tour

 
Private Tour
College student
10/04/2019 (Fri.) Boardman River Weir - TOUR  

9:00am

This slot is for a facility tour. Fish take operations will NOT be occurring.

 
Anna DeMarsh
Anna DeMarsh, 27, 2nd

10:00am

This slot is for a facility tour. Fish take operations will NOT be occurring.

 

11:00am

This slot is for a facility tour. Fish take operations will NOT be occurring.

 

12:30pm

This slot is for a facility tour. Fish take operations will NOT be occurring.

 

1:30pm

This slot is for a facility tour. Fish take operations will NOT be occurring.

 
William James Clark
less than 10, K-5
10/06/2019 (Sun.) Boardman River Weir  

9:00am

 

10:00am

 

11:00am

 
10/08/2019 (Tue.) Little Manistee River Weir  

9:00am

 
andy amstutz
45 6th graders

10:00am

 
Barb Iteen
12 students grades 3-7

11:00am

 
Susan Tate
50 students 6th-8th grade
10/09/2019 (Wed.) Little Manistee River Weir  

9:00am

 
Jane Wojciechowski
82 3rd Grade

10:00am

 
Laura Cameron
20 3rd grade

11:00am

 
Mark Koschmann
14 students, Grade 7&8
10/11/2019 (Fri.) Boardman River Weir - TOUR  

9:00am

This slot is for a facility tour. Fish take operations will NOT be occurring.

 

10:00am

This slot is for a facility tour. Fish take operations will NOT be occurring.

 

11:00am

This slot is for a facility tour. Fish take operations will NOT be occurring.

 

12:30pm

This slot is for a facility tour. Fish take operations will NOT be occurring.

 

1:30pm

This slot is for a facility tour. Fish take operations will NOT be occurring.

 
10/13/2019 (Sun.) Boardman River Weir  

9:00am

 

10:00am

 

11:00am

 
10/16/2019 (Wed.) Platte River State Fish Hatchery & Weir  

9:00 - 10:00am

 
Molly Schichtel
21, adult transition

10:30 - 11:30am

 

12:30 - 1:30pm

 
Jenna Scheub
21 High School (11-12th grade)
10/17/2019 (Thu.) Platte River State Fish Hatchery & Weir  

9:00 - 10:00am

 
Jeff Culver
Fifth grade 52

10:30 - 11:30am

 
Bonnie Brown
36 5th grade

12:30 - 1:30pm

 

10:30 - 11:30

 
Jenna Schaub
21 high school
10/18/2019 (Fri.) Boardman River Weir - TOUR Weir may be shut down by this time due to fish quotaWeir may be shut down by this time due to fish quota  

9:00am

This slot is for a facility tour. Fish take operations will NOT be occurring.

 

10:00am

This slot is for a facility tour. Fish take operations will NOT be occurring.

 

11:00am

This slot is for a facility tour. Fish take operations will NOT be occurring.

 

12:30pm

This slot is for a facility tour. Fish take operations will NOT be occurring.

 

1:30pm

This slot is for a facility tour. Fish take operations will NOT be occurring.

 
10/23/2019 (Wed.) Platte River State Fish Hatchery & Weir  

9:00 - 10:00am

 

10:30 - 11:30am

 

12:30 - 1:30pm

 
10/24/2019 (Thu.) Platte River State Fish Hatchery & Weir  

9:00 - 10:00am

 

10:30 - 11:30am

 

12:30 - 1:30pm

 
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