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Howell Nature Center Open by Reservation

As of July 7, the Wild Wonders Wildlife Park, Alexandria’s NatureScape, and New Ambassador Trail system are open by reservation only! In working closely with local health officials, we have put in place updated health and safety protocols to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 at our Park. This includes operating at a much-reduced capacity to optimize guest and staff safety, while requiring visitors to pre-register for their visit. During this time, the NatureZone and the DTE Raptor Centers will remain closed as it is really important to us that we are as safe as possible not only for our guests, but also for our staff and animals. We ask that our guests work with us to help keep our community safe.

RESERVE YOUR VISIT TO THE HOWELL NATURE CENTER HERE

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Wildlife Rehabilitation

Saving Michigan’s Wildlife

Day & Overnight Camps

Connecting Kids
with Nature

Experiential Education 

A Wild Adventure
On or Offsite

Community & Retreats

An Exploration of
Science & Self

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

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Some say breakfast is the most important meal of the day--but if you're an opossum, EVERY meal is the most important! Can you relate?

At Wildlife School, all our wild animal "students" need breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day, seven days a week. With hundreds of patients needing meals prepped and delivered everyday, on top of medicine and cleaning, our staff and volunteers stay VERY busy.

We are ALMOST at our goal of $50,000 raised in our match campaign. We need your help!

For $10, you can provide food for a coyote pup for a day.

For $15, you can provide food for all of our baby opossums for a day.

For $25, you can provide produce for all of our herbivores patients for a day.

For $50, you can provide meat for a whole day for all of our carnivore patients for a day.

Thank you for your support! We would be going BANANAS without you!
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EARLY BIRD SPECIAL ENDS SOON - OCTOBER REGISTRATION!

Register before midnight on Friday, September 25th, to receive 10% OFF your total tuition for the Outdoor & Virtual Learning Lab and After School Adventure Club! Perfect for those who want to just check it out for a day, or those looking to provide their child(ren) an entire month of outdoor fun!

Looking for a place to send your child(ren) this Fall that offers hands-on educational experiences, tutors and lab space to do their virtual schooling, exercise, socialization, and recreational fun? All while under the supervision of highly trained staff and certified Health Officers? Look no further!

Read the full program description, find pricing, and more: conta.cc/3hhEjan
Register at hnc.campbrainregistration.com

"She had a wonderful first time and we immediately signed up for three more sessions when we got home-- and recruited a new friend to join us!"
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Thanks to our amazing supporters, we have received $40,000 in donations for our Back to Wildlife School Campaign! We are floored by this abundance of kindness and have 4 days left to meet our $50,000 goal; all donations made will be matched up to $50,000 by a generous donor!

All of the money raised will help us to continue operating during these challenging times, which means our Wildlife Clinic will be able to continue helping wildlife in need like this young groundhog who came to us recently with nowhere else to go.

This little girl faced a double-whammy from human/wildlife conflict. For starters, her leg became entangled in a plastic bag that was left outside as litter. Then she was hit by a car when crossing the road, probably because she was moving more slowly because of the bag. Unfortunately about 70% of the wildlife patients we see in our Clinic come to us after becoming injured or orphaned through human-related events, most of which are unintentional. We try our very best to give them a safe place and the care they need to heal and grow so they can have a second chance of being wild, and we couldn't do it without you!

Please consider making a donation today to help us meet our goal and continue helping wildlife in need. 💕
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Our friends at the Spirit of Alexandria Foundation need volunteers to go sort cans/bottles!

You can help them in their mission to connect children to nature by volunteering this Saturday!

WHAT: Sort returnables (bottles, cans) that have been donated to raise funds for nature programs.
--Masks, gloves and hand sanitizer will be provided. Pizza lunch will be provided.

WHEN: Saturday, September 26th, 3 shifts to choose from:
9 a.m.-11a.m. www.facebook.com/events/735699037344178
11 a.m.-1 p.m. www.facebook.com/events/500166997629725
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. www.facebook.com/events/2797356177186401

Please RSVP "Going" at the shift(s) you'll be covering.

Thank You for your support!
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Howell Nature Center

Yesterday was Talk Like a Pirate Day, and to celebrate, we are dedicating this week's #sillysunday with Oscar, the one-eyed screech owl. Arrrgh, maties--what say Oscar? ... See MoreSee Less

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A 'little' late night post, to celebrate a special 'little' patient. This red morph eastern screech owl had a run in with some hawks recently! Only 25% of screech owls in Michigan have this coloration to their feathers. This lucky owl was rescued by a Wildlife Hero and brought to us with no ado. Dehydrated and disheveled, this tiny owl is still a fighter. Although only about the weight of two blueberry muffins, this screech will be with us for a while to monitor head trauma it suffered in the attack as well as undergo diagnostic testing to see if any conditions already existing made the bird more susceptible to almost becoming a hawk meal. Fingers crossed we can get her back to the wild soon. Want to help support more wild stories like this? Donate today and make double your impact with our matching fundraiser! Every donation will be matched now til September 26th up to $50,000 to help continue helping Michigan wildlife! #healgrowbewild ... See MoreSee Less

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Come to Howell Nature Center today to celebrate the end of the week with a fun family day out! Spend time with loved ones out in nature during Discovery Day!

🦅 At 12:00 pm a staff-guided tour of the Wildlife Park will leave from the Welcome Center. You'll watch some of your favorite animal friends play with enrichment items (toys, treats, or puzzles) given by their zookeepers. The tour is included in our Day Use Pass.

🦅 Directly following the tour at 1:00, meet Smokey the eastern screech owl and Snowflake the opossum at Critter Corner! This is also included in our Day Use Pass.

Reserve your visit today at howellnaturecenter.org! We are open 10-5!
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EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - OCTOBER REGISTRATION!

Register before midnight on Friday, September 25th, to receive 10% OFF your total tuition for the Outdoor & Virtual Learning Lab and After School Adventure Club!

Looking for a place to send your child(ren) this Fall that offers hands-on educational experiences, tutors and lab space to do their virtual schooling, exercise, socialization, and recreational fun? All while under the supervision of highly trained staff and certified Health Officers? Look no further!

Read the full program description, find pricing, and more: conta.cc/3hhEjan
Register at hnc.campbrainregistration.com

"She had a wonderful first time and we immediately signed up for three more sessions when we got home-- and recruited a new friend to join us!"
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Learn more about our backyard "Pests" and share with us below an animal you weren't as scared of after you got to know more about it. ... See MoreSee Less

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Add some thrill to your weekend with our Community Climb and/or Zip on Saturday, September 19th 11:00am to 3:00pm!

Put your rock climbing skills to the test from 11:00am to 1:00pm as you conquer our 60ft outdoor rock wall. Soar through the sky on our thrilling, 500ft zip line from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. You can do either activity, or BOTH if you're feeling up to the challenge!

Pre-registration is $20 per climb or zip. Walk-in price is $25 per climb or zip. Zip Line / Climbing Tower Combo is $35 per pre-registered guest; $45 per walk-in. Admission into Discovery Day in the Wild Wonders Park is included with your ticket where you will enjoy wildlife encounters!

Pre-register here: conta.cc/2GS51tw
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