Heal. Grow. Be Wild!

Here at the Howell Nature Center, our mission is that through mutual love and respect, we teach people to be faithful caretakers of one another and the world around us. With 230 acres, we offer numerous programs so you can find the activity that best suits you and your family to once again connect to nature.

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Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a Nature Educator? Read about Christina's experience below! 🌳 And don't forget, we're 𝗵𝗶𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 for the spring season!Christina has been a Nature Educator since the 2022 fall season. While this job involves teaching a variety of environmental, recreational, and cultural/historical programs, her favorite program to run is the High Ropes Course. Christina says, "𝙄 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚 𝙨𝙚𝙚𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙠𝙞𝙙𝙨 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙖𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙞𝙥𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙚𝙭𝙘𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩, 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙚𝙭𝙥𝙡𝙤𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙝 𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙤𝙣. 𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙖𝙡𝙬𝙖𝙮𝙨 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙪𝙥 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙖 𝙜𝙤𝙖𝙡 𝙤𝙧 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙣𝙜𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙢𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙫𝙚𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙚 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙡𝙚 𝙪𝙥 𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨𝙚. 𝙄𝙩'𝙨 𝙜𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙚𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙗𝙤𝙤𝙨𝙩 𝙞𝙣 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙛𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙖𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙙𝙤 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙣𝙚𝙬 𝙤𝙧 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙣𝙜𝙞𝙣𝙜."Christina's favorite things about this role at the Howell Nature Center are being able to work outside on the beautiful property and work with such a great team. When she's not at HNC, Christina enjoys drawing, long distance running, dancing, and learning (she's finishing up her masters in art therapy this semester!).Interested in being a Nature Educator this spring?🌷 Apply today! ⬇️𝗝𝗼𝗯 𝗗𝗲𝘀𝗰𝗿𝗶𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: bit.ly/3XVoMms𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝘆 𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗲: bit.ly/3wtmyyE ... See MoreSee Less
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🌟 Volunteer Highlight 🌟Lynne has been volunteering in our wildlife rehabilitation clinic on and off since 1998! While she's here, Lynne feeds, cleans, and observes the clinic patients, does laundry, cleans and sanitizes the clinic, washes dishes, and more. She even comes in sometimes for additional days and helps out, which our team always appreciates! ♥️Lynne loves animals, and our mission has always resonated with her, which is why she chooses to volunteer in the clinic. To have an opportunity to learn more and make a positive difference in animals' lives has been a dream come true for her.When asked what she liked most about volunteering with us, Lynne said helping to care for our patients, as providing them every opportunity for a positive outcome and return to their families is her priority. "Working with dedicated and like-minded co-workers and HNC staff is the icing on the cake!"Outside of volunteering, Lynne enjoys traveling, hiking, and using what she has learned at HNC to make a positive difference in our wildlife.Lynne, thank you so much for dedicating your time and passion to our mission! ♥️🐾 ... See MoreSee Less
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It looks like we’ll have an early spring this year! 🌷 Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate with us today!Check out Woody’s 25th annual Groundhog Day prediction in our Facebook Live from this morning! ... See MoreSee Less
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Woody’s 25th prediction! ... See MoreSee Less
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Bring Alexandria's Nature Bus to your school!The Spirit of Alexandria Foundation is offering scholarship opportunities for a one & a half hour program featuring our mobile classroom, Alexandria's Nature Bus!This amazing mobile programming offers hands on activities about native Michigan wildlife adaptations, fun group games to demonstrate ecological concepts, and a live animal presentation.Applications must be submitted by February, 27th, 2023. View the Spirit of Alexandria Foundation Here: www.spiritofalexandria.org/View the Application Form Here: www.howellnaturecenter.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/SOA-Grant_ApplicationForm2023.pdf ... See MoreSee Less
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❗️ Camp Wonder Prices Increase TOMORROW ❗️Give your child a summer to remember at our one-of-a-kind camps! Not only is Camp Wonder a special place for kids to Heal, Grow, and Be Wild, it's also unique in that it's designed with a focus on getting kids outside and learning about nature! 🌲Campers spend the majority of their time outdoors playing and having fun, with added wildlife presentations and nature education. 🦅Get the biggest savings by registering for our Day, Overnight, Excursion, or Tall Tree Camps by TONIGHT at 11:59pm! What are you waiting for? Only the deposit is due at the time of registration. ❗ Note: Some sessions already have a waitlist❗🌲 Register here: bit.ly/3Pmr374🌲 View our Camp Brochure: bit.ly/3jJ2mG6🌲 Attend a FREE Camp Wonder Open House: bit.ly/3HvZjLq ... See MoreSee Less
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Did you know that during warm seasons, woodchucks often eat more than a pound of vegetation in ONE sitting? 🌿 That's similar to a 150-pound human eating a 15-pound steak!Learn more about groundhogs from our incredible wildlife team on February 2nd! You'll also have front row seats to Woody the Woodchuck's official Groundhog's Day prediction! ⛄🌷This annual HNC tradition is FREE and for all ages!Register here ➡️ bit.ly/3vldjQH⭐️ Participate in the Groundhog Day Costume Contest! Come dressed to impress as winter, spring, a groundhog, or anything you see fit for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the Howell Nature Center! Please email hannahi@howellnaturecenter.org to join the costume contest. ... See MoreSee Less
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Update - 1/30/23THANK YOU to everyone who shared this post & donated to our wildlife in need! With your generosity, we have exceeded our goal, and are unable to accept further donations at this time. Your donations have made such an impact for our wildlife patients. We so appreciate your help & kindness!**UPDATE 1/24/22 - Thank you so much to our generous community for bringing in your donations this week. With your help & kindness, our need has been fulfilled.** We need your help! We are getting desperately low on linens for our wildlife patients and could use more fleece, blankets, bath/beach towels, and flat sheets. Our patients are recovering from injury and illness, and we use these items to line their cages as they heal.We do not need: comforters, fitted sheets, pillow cases, washcloths, knit/crocheted blankets, or tattered items with holes (these present safety risks). You can drop your donations off at our Welcome Center any day between 10-5. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
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Can you guess which animals made these tracks in the snow this winter? ❄️ ... See MoreSee Less
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Have you experienced a Winter Survival Challenge at HNC yet? ❄️ Don't miss out on this winter-only outdoor event! The final Winter Survival Challenge of the year is happening February 12th from 1-3:30pm.Brave the outdoors as you learn to navigate by map, solve puzzles, build fires and shelters, and ultimately deliver an enrichment item to one of our wild animal ambassadors. Is your family up to the challenge? (Ages 8+) ⛄️❄️ Register here: conta.cc/3G7hxAC ... See MoreSee Less
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