Discovering Copper - Mini-Grant Program
The Porkies provide a wonderful outdoor classroom and the Friends helps educators and students get into the woods. Our most important vehicle for promoting classroom visits to the park is the Mini-Grants Program. Annually, educators request funds to help pay for transportation to the park and materials for their activities facilitated by the park naturalist. These funds also support general education programs presented at the park by experts in various fields.
This is the 11th year the Friends has funded school trips for students to learn about the importance of copper the Porkies history. In 2021, the Friends created the “Nonesuch Mine” video so students all over the country can discover copper from their classroom. Thanks to a grants from Keweenaw National Historical Park the Park continues to help students explore the park in person or through videos. You can purchase the Nonesuch Mine video at https://porkies.org/product/nonesuch-mining-co-dvd/