The Midwest Outdoor Heritage Education Expo (MOHEE) is being held on Wed, May 17 and Thur, May 18 at the MacKenzie Center. It is sponsored and organized by the Outdoor Heritage Education Center, but the Friends of MacKenzie provide support and also will be having a gift shop tent and a tent to raise awareness about our wildlife project. The organizers expect over 2700 youth to attend. Kids get a chance to try a huge variety of outdoor activities including archery, forestry, wildlife tracking and game calling, fisheries and angler education, hounds and bird dog demos, historic fur trade and trapping, outdoor safety, shooting sports, and Safari Club’s “Sensory Safari” touch wildlife of the world exhibit. Emphasis is on hands-on learning experiences where students will participate in these outdoor skills activities. If you’ve never been before, it’s really amazing to see all the things kids can try and how excited they are about it. If you have been before, you’ll want to come back!
If you are interested in helping, there are several opportunities. The first is set-up day, Tuesday, May 16. Meet at the Finishing House at 10 am. We’ll set up tents, put out water jugs, and do anything else that needs to be done to get ready. We should be done by noon (or earlier). We also need people to help on Wed, May 17 and Thur, May 18 from about 8am – 2 pm. We need help driving vans, delivering food to volunteers, keeping our water stations “stocked”, “policing” the grounds, and in our Friends’ gift shop tent and information area. If you can help on any of these days, please contact Don Lucke (920-992-3999 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Let him know what day(s) you’re available and what “job” you’d like to do. He’ll get more specific info to you. Thanks for your help with this event and with all of MacKenzie’s projects!