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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.

CHOOSE YOUR PATH

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

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4 hours ago

Howell Nature Center
#SundayEcoChallenge: Humans buy about 1,000,000 plastic bottles per minute... and only about 23% of all plastic bottles purchased are recycled within the U.S. 🤢 That means that 77% of plastic bottles are making their way to landfills and--more likely--to rivers, lakes, and oceans. Studies show that about 1.1 million seabirds and animals are killed every year by plastic pollution. 😱You can help make a big difference by switching over to a reusable water bottle! Not only are they better for the planet, but they come in stylish colors and designs, so you can show off your personality. Plus you'll save money! 🤑💰Already use one? Thank you for being a great role model! Challenge your coworkers/office place to go plastic water bottle free in 2021 and see if you can start a movement that will save wildlife! 💚🐬💚🦆💚 ... See MoreSee Less
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10 hours ago

Howell Nature Center
Happy #sillysunday! Can you come up with a clever caption for this picture of Woody? Our favorite caption by 5:00pm today will win FOUR (4) Day Passes to the nature center! Good luck!Join Woody on Tuesday, February 2nd for our VIRTUAL Groundhog's Day event!! Will she see predict more winter or an early spring? This event is FREE--learn more and register here: conta.cc/35HGQaL(📷: Katelyn L.) ... See MoreSee Less
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Soak in this winter sun today at the Howell Nature Center!The Wildlife Ambassadors in our Wildlife Park, all here because they cannot survive in the wild, are loving this beautiful sunny day! Get outside and join them!And don’t forget, we have miles of trails that meander through the woods. It’s a beautiful day to enjoy nature!Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children over 2. We are open until 5. See you soon! ... See MoreSee Less
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❄ Are you ready to have SNOW much fun? ❄"Raptor Hill," our new sledding hill, officially OPENS today! It will be open daily, 10am-5pm, weather permitting.Included in your admission, this hill is perfect for little ones seeking a thrill without being too scary. Warm up with a hike around the park, seeing all of your animal friends! So grab your sleds/tubes and come out to explore our winter wonderland! We are currently working on an "advanced" sledding hill for older kiddos that will open next year! ... See MoreSee Less
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🚨NEW SPECIALTY CAMP ALERT!🚨Give your child the chance to learn the basics of outdoor survival at our new Bushcraft Survival Specialty Camp!New skills your camper will learn include animal tracking, building shelters, cooking food over fire, foraging for plants, and more! 🐾🌲Bushcraft Survival Specialty Camp is offered for grades 3-4 and 5-6.Check dates and register here: hnc.campbrainregistration.com/ ... See MoreSee Less
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When you're sitting around waiting for your dinner... #berniesandersmemes ... See MoreSee Less
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Overnight Camp is back! 🤩We're SO excited to welcome campers back for our Spirit of Alexandria Overnight Camps this summer! Overnight Camp is the perfect opportunity for children to unplug from technology, challenge themselves, grow as individuals, and build positive relationships out in nature.We hope to see you there! ☀️Check out our Overnight Camp dates and register here: hnc.campbrainregistration.com/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Summer Day Camp registration is open! ☀️Give your child the opportunity to GROW, LEARN, and PLAY outdoors this summer! Camp Wonder Day Camp is for children entering K-8th grade, and offers 2-day, 3-day, and 5-day options for you to choose the best fit for your family.Get the LOWEST price possible until February 14 with our EXTRA Early Bird Special!Register here: hnc.campbrainregistration.com/ ... See MoreSee Less
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It’s National Squirrel Appreciation Day! Do you know what species of squirrel is Michigan’s largest species?If you guessed woodchucks (aka groundhogs or whistle pigs), you’re right!Woodchucks are ground squirrels that can weigh over 10 lb. Even though most people know them as burrowers, they are actually quite good at climbing and can even swim! Our very own woodchuck, Woody, is Michigan’s Official Woodchuck, and she’s preparing for her big prediction that will take place VIRTUALLY this year on February 2. We can’t wait to see if she predicts an early spring! Head to Groundhog's Day with Michigan's OFFICIAL Groundhog! (VIRTUAL) to learn more about this exciting event! (Comic lettering by our friend Zakk Saam) ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

Howell Nature Center
For this week's morsel of wildlife knowledge Evin will be joined by some feathered guests as they show off what amazing features birds of prey have for Nature Bites - enraptured with raptors! ... See MoreSee Less
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