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  • 1. MICHIGANHISTORY OUR STATE SYMBOLS By: Samantha Asman EDU 290 11am
  • 2. STATE BIRD The Robin People of Michigan love the Robin The Robin is the most known bird here.
  • 3. STATE FLOWER The apple blossom State flower since 1897 Climate allows the apple tree to grow here
  • 4. Found in the northern lower peninsulaSTATE TREE The white pine (Part of the evergreenfamily) This tree was used for lumber Grows in the Northern part of the state.
  • 5. STATE FISH The colorful brook trout About 8 to 10 inches long Blue, green, and red spots cover it’s sides.
  • 6. STATE STONE The Petoskey Stone It is found on beaches near the city of Petoskey. Each of these stones are a fossil of a piece of ancient coral. Petoskey, MI
  • 7.  The reason we have coral fossils is because Michigan used to be covered in water!
  • 8. STATE GEM The green-stone Gems are found on the Isle Royale (an island in Lake Superior). Made the state gem in 1973. Isle Royale
  • 9. STATE SOIL Kalkaska soil Found in the city of Kalkaska (in our lower peninsula). Reminds people how important soil is to Michigan.
  • 10. STATE REPTILE The painted turtle Chosen in 1995 Students voted for the reptile.
  • 11. STATE GAME MAMMAL The whitetail deer Over 1 million deer live here! How many of you have seen one?
  • 12. STATE WILDFLOWER The dwarf lake iris Very hard to find Very small flower
  • 13. STATE FOSSIL Mastodon bones Look like hairy elephants Was voted the state fossil a few years ago.
  • 14. STATE FLAG AND SEAL Most of the flag is bright blue and has our seal in the middle.
  • 15. Eagle with branchMan with one hand in the and oliveair representing peace,and a gun in the otherhand representing thewillingness to defend. Moose Elk Latin words (means “I Sun and water will defend”) representing serenity.
  • 16. HOW TO GET A STATE SYMBOL? Our state government in Lansing votes on each state symbol. Michigan’s Capitol building Michigan’s governor RICK SNYDER!
  • 17. NATURE OR PEOPLE? All of the state symbols were made in nature. They are natural characteristics of our state.
  • 18. CITATION McConnell, David B. "Chapter 1, Lesson 2: Our State Symbols." Meet Michigan. Hillsdale: Hillsdale Educational, 2009. 9-13. Print. Asman, Samantha. Student at Central Michigan University. eastern-white-pine-forest-type/ michigan
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