1. Asian Americans at MSU

    East Lansing, MI, USA (16 stops)

    For more than a century, Asian American and Asian International students have studied, created communities, and engaged in protests at Michigan State University. However, Asian American histories at MSU have long been hidden and the Asian American presence has long been overlooked. This walking tour puts Asian Americans at MSU back on the map.

    The tour takes approximately one and a half hours to complete. Some stops such as the Hmong Story Cloths and the Vincent Chin room are only open to visitors by appointment. Please check the contact information under each entry if you would like to view these stops.

    This tour was created as part of a fall 2014 Asian American History course by Matt Adler, Kaitlin Allen, Audrey Beaumarchais, Viktor Chen, Tim Christensen, Rachel Collis, Elizabeth Foland, Dominic Goyette, Courtney Holts, Rachel Huang, William Kang, Tom Kladis, Kate Klemm, Hyewon Lee, Hannah Lensing, Thomas Liss, Jesse Lu, Ruipeng Lu, David Reed, Christen Richardson, Mikayla Robinson, John Seno, Paul Simpson, Hannah Tresize, CJ Valle, Chelsea VanCamp, and Monica Watt. The course was taught by Anna Pegler-Gordon.

  2. New Deal Art and Architecture

    East Lansing, MI, USA (15 stops)

    In the 1930s, the United States government, under the leadership of Franklin D. Roosevelt and his “New Deal” social program, emerged as a patron of the arts, assuring the survival of artists, improving public facilities and creating a public art audience. Countrywide, communities large and small, urban and rural, were recipients of this government-sponsored art. The Kresge Art Museum created this website as a resource for the general public and educators to discover the numerous examples of art and architecture of East Lansing and Lansing from this period. This site offers both a virtual online tour as well as a walking tour in a pdf format to print out and take with you on a visit to the Michigan State University Campus. Factual information on individual artists and activity guides are offered, as well as useful links to additional WPA resources. The walking tour of the Michigan State University campus takes approximately one hour and fifteen minutes.

    Tour Content by Kresge Art Museum. Originally created by Thelma Rohrer, revised by Elizabeth DeRose and Kevin Henley. Photographs by Kevin Henley.

  3. Silent Spring

    East Lansing, MI 48823, USA (12 stops)

    The Silent Spring tour commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the book that helped change the dangers of using DDT pesticides. This tour shows you around the MSU campus with stops that correlate to the book and the scientific discoveries of the effects of DDT. Most stops are accompanied with a picture from the time Silent Spring was researched to give a view of the past combined with the present.

    While on the tour, be conscious about bikers, pedestrians, and cars. Depending on when you walk the tour, campus tends to be busy.

  4. Red Cedar Timeline

    Okemos, MI 48864, USA (4 stops)

    This tour is a timeline spanning 10 weeks of the Red Cedar River. Each stop represents the Monday of each consecutive week, during which River height was measured accompanying a photo of two locations. One location is the bridge on Farm Lane and the other is the park at Mount Hope and Okemos road. The hypothesis is an area where vegetation (i.e. trees) have been removed (Mount Hope and Okemos Park location) the chances of flooding will be greater than an area where the natural vegetation has been left intact (Farm Lane Bridge location). Information given at each stop is based on weekly observations and precipitation data, which was gathered from www.weather.com based on East Lansing and Okemos location, analyzed based on weekly accumulation.

  5. CAL Building Tour

    East Lansing, MI 48823, USA (9 stops)

    This tour takes visitors through the MSU campus to buildings affiliated with the College of Arts and Letters. The tour was created as a part of our 50th Anniversary celebration.

    Tour sponsored by Henry Timnick, BA, MA,1957-58 in honor of his Mother, Ottillie Schroeter Timnick

  6. Silent Spring en Espanol

    East Lansing, MI, USA (12 stops)

  7. Collective Reflections, Individual Memories

    East Lansing, MI, USA (6 stops)

    The exhibition Collective Reflections, Individual Memories explores the objects that respond, relate, and create memories.

  8. Keepers of Kids Creek

    Traverse City, MI 49684, USA (7 stops)

    The Grand Traverse Stewardship Initiative is one of the Education Programs of the Grand Traverse Conservation District, and one of eight regional hubs that are part of a larger state-wide program called the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative (GLSI). Greespire students are one of twelve Stewardship Initiative teams in the Grand Traverse Region. Because of our extensive study of the Commons Natural Area, and Kids Creek, we were asked by the Grand Traverse Conservation District to lead one of their Community Stewardship Series events, and share what we have learned with the community.

  9. Sustainable Stormwater Management Walking Tour

    Okemos, MI 48864, USA (7 stops)

    This tour on the MSU campus (East Lansing) provides information on sustainable stormwater management practices. According to the National Water Inventory, stormwater is the fourth leading polluter of streams and rivers. Pollutants such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and metals flow with stormwater from roads, parking lots and buildings entering rivers and streams, degrading water quality, and causing environmental damage. Due to the size of the campus and proximity to the Red Cedar River, MSU has developed a concerted effort to capture stormwater and remove these pollutants before reaching the river. The practices being implemented are innovative sustainable approaches to achieving water quality goals. Not only do several of these systems effectively remove pollutants but they also increase green space and create new habitats for plant and animal communities. This tour displays innovative stormwater management practices for the benefit of the MSU community and surrounding areas.

  10. BIO 597A-Wetland Plants-Conifer Swamp

    Cadillac, MI 49601, USA (16 stops)

    Take a tour of a rich conifer swamp in the northern lower peninsula of Michigan. Learn about the many natural factors that create such a habitat as well as those that pose a threat to it. The conifer swamp is located in Wexton County, MI, near Cadillac. This tour also makes a quick stop at Central Michigan University's Herbarium (CMCH) to illustrate the utility of smaller, regional herbaria.

  11. East Lansing Art Walk

    East Lansing, MI 48823, USA (1 stop)

  12. Ives Road Prairie Fen

    Library Drive, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI 48858, USA (13 stops)

    Ives Road Fen is a prairie fen located in Tecumseh, MI and managed by The Nature Conservancy.

  13. The History of Mackinac Island

    Mackinac Island, MI 49757, USA (6 stops)

    Explore the rich history of the visually stunning Mackinac Island. This 3.8 square mile island was first explored by the Europeans in the 17th century and became an important post for trading. Enjoy this tour, which is brought to you by a partnership between the Grand Hotel and Michigan State University.

  14. Discover Holyrood Park With Preston Street Primary P5s

    Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 8AZ, UK (7 stops)

    This project was made possible in part by a grant from THE ROTARY FOUNDATION OF ROTARY INTERNATIONAL. A Basic Education Project in partnership with Rotary Clubs in Traverse City, Michigan, USA, District 6290 and Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, District 1020. Please enjoy your informative walk in Holyrood Park! The content was developed by Preston Street Primary P5 students and Holyrood Park Ranger Service This tour is best viewed on a smartphone or other device in landscape orientation, with the longer side facing you.

    **This tour contains road crossings, please use caution and follow rules of the road.**