Free Materials, Workshops and More....

MADA believes in the importance of providing access to environmental education.  We are able to offer a few materials free of charge. You may download the PDF versions below and make additional copies. If you would like to receive a hard copy by mail please send us an email,  Currently, we also have Michigan Habitat posters available. Send an email if you would like to receive one.

Below are the available materials for free through MADA. Click on the links to open a PDF version of the document.






Educational Resources

For your enjoyment, here is a resource courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service.  If you order under 100 of them they're absolutely free!

A Day in the Forest with Smokey Bear, DVD


Green Teacher has republished their guidebook Greening School Grounds as an e-book. Single copies are $9.99, but there are price discounts for multiple copies. This is a great resource that uses step-by-step instructions on how to complete schoolyard projects, from tree nurseries to school composting to native plant gardens.

(Note: Prices are in Canadian dollars because Green Teacher is located in Canada. U.S. orders are adjusted to reflect exchange rate so the final price will be different than what is listed.) 

Greening School Grounds E-Book


Educational Activities & Videos

Leaf Chromatography Video

Milk Jug Birdfeeder

Make Your Own Paper

Video: How Do Trees Survive In Winter?

Forest Fact Break Video: Tree Biology

Forest Fact Break Video: Ecosystems

Video: The Most Amazing Thing About Trees

Winter-themed Classroom Resources for Grades 9-12

Working Trees Coloring Book

Tree Word Search

Video: How Forests Make Lives Better


Upcoming Workshops

Coming Soon!  Workshops will be listed here as they are scheduled.

A BIG Thank You to all our partners and sponsors who make the State Arbor Day Celebration a success: Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Eaton Conservation District, ITC, MSU Federal Credit Union, Ingham County Parks & Rec., Potter Park Zoo, Adams Outdoor Advertising, Forestry & Public Service-City of Lansing, Consumers Energy, Lansing Board of Water & Light, Van Pines Nursery, Michigan Nursery & Landscape Association, Metropolitan Forestry Consultants, Inc., the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, and the Michigan Humanities Council, and Williams Farm Machinery.

We would also like to thank all the volunteer presenters and their organizations for making the State Arbor Day Celebration a wonderful event!