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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

Camp Wonder at the Howell Nature Center offers unique summer day, overnight, and excursion camps to help children enjoy and connect with nature, while teaching many classic camp traditions, new skills, and life lessons.

Register before March 1st for the BEST price.
Click below to read the brochure and register!

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Upcoming Events

January 25, 2019 - Owl Night - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Friday)

Ever wonder "whoo" you share your backyard with? Learn about your mysterious neighbors with a presentation starring our very own owl ambassadors, then go on an adventure to call for wild owls on our beautiful, snowy trails! Enjoy cookies & cocoa. Recommended for ages 5+. Children under 17 must be accompanied by a participating adult.

Start:
January 25, 2019 at 7:00 pm
End:
January 25, 2019 at 9:00 pm
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January 26, 2019 - Owl Night - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Saturday)

Ever wonder "whoo" you share your backyard with? Learn about your mysterious neighbors with a presentation starring our very own owl ambassadors, then go on an adventure to call for wild owls on our beautiful, snowy trails! Enjoy cookies & cocoa. Recommended for ages 5+. Children under 17 must be accompanied by a participating adult.

Start:
January 26, 2019 at 7:00 pm
End:
January 26, 2019 at 9:00 pm
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February 9, 2019 TIGER Scout Badge Workshop - GAMES TIGERS PLAY - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Whether you bring a Den or an individual scout, TIGER SCOUTS will discover good sportsmanship and lots of fun at the Howell Nature Center. We’ll learn to work together on team-building challenges, and create rules for our own games and adventures.This is a fantastic opportunity to earn badges in a FUN, CREATIVE, AND OUTDOOR way!

Start:
February 9, 2019 at 9:00 am
End:
February 9, 2019 at 12:00 pm
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STAY CONNECTED

Make a SPLASH this summer! Camp Wonder at the Howell Nature Center offers unique summer day, overnight and excursion camps to help children enjoy and connect with nature, while teaching many classic camp traditions, new skills and life lessons! Register before March 1st for the BEST price: bit.ly/CampWonder2019

Our goal at Camp Wonder is to provide a fun and enriching summer camp experience, while teaching children to be faithful caretakers of one another and the world around us. Give your children an “UNPLUGGED” summer out in nature where they can #HealGrowBeWild!
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Happy #TongueOutTuesday from Odie, the white-tailed deer! 😛 ... See MoreSee Less

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There is still space in our winter photography workshops, coming up on February 9 & 10! This is a unique opportunity for both novice and professional photographers to capture beautiful photos of stunning wildlife, like this picture of Yeti, the snowy owl, taken by the talented Adrienne Elliot at Creative Photo Effects, LLC.

Spaces are filling up quickly, however, so be sure to reserve your spot today! bit.ly/UpcomingEventsHNC
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Today's To-Do List:

☑️ Wake up.
☑️ Eat some fruit.
☑️ Take over the world!

Enjoy this #MondayMotivation from Barney, the eastern box turtle!
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Yesterday's chilly temperatures were SNOW problem for the Michigan native wildlife living in our Wild Wonders Wildlife Park. Take a moment of zen and watch some of your animal friends enjoy yesterday's snow day.

The Wild Wonders Wildlife Park is open daily from 10am - 5pm, so swing by today for a pleasant winter hike.
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4 days ago

Howell Nature Center

Thank you Commerce Township Community Library for inviting us to join your magical Yule Ball event! It sure was a HOOT!All the witches and wizards had a magically good time at our Harry Potter Yule Ball today! Thanks to everyone who participated, all of our volunteers, as well as Howell Nature Center, CherriPaints, LLC, and The Traveling Psychics ... See MoreSee Less

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Rio, the American mink, and the rest of the HNC staff hope you're having a fun, safe, and cozy snow day! ... See MoreSee Less

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Calling all Cub Scouts! Join us for our Scout Badge Workshop on February 9th!

Whether you bring a Den or an individual Scout, your Scouts will discover good sportsmanship and lots of fun at the Howell Nature Center. We’ll learn to work together on team-building challenges, and create rules for our own games and adventures.This is a fantastic opportunity to earn badges in a FUN, CREATIVE, AND OUTDOOR way! Souvenir Howell Nature Center patch included.

$12 per Scout. Register here: bit.ly/HNCFeb2019

TIGER Workshop - GAMES TIGERS PLAY - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
WOLF Workshop - DIGGING IN THE PAST - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

BEAR Workshop - FUR FEATHERS FERNS - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WEBELOS Workshop - EARTH ROCKS - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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When all the humans are gone for the day, these four-legged friends come out to play... ... See MoreSee Less

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FLY through the sky this summer! Camp Wonder at the Howell Nature Center offers unique summer day, overnight and excursion camps to help children enjoy and connect with nature, while teaching many classic camp traditions, new skills and life lessons! Register before March 1st for the BEST price: bit.ly/CampWonder2019

Our goal at Camp Wonder is to provide a fun and enriching summer camp experience, while teaching children to be faithful caretakers of one another and the world around us. Give your children an “UNPLUGGED” summer out in nature where they can #HealGrowBeWild!
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February 9, 2019 WOLF Scout Badge Workshop - DIGGING IN THE PAST - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Whether you bring a Den or an individual WOLF scout, they will explore the prehistoric world with us in this workshop, as we learn about dinosaurs and the people who study them, paleontologists. Test your knowledge through fossil digs and other hands-on activities! This is a fantastic opportunity to earn badges in a FUN, CREATIVE, AND OUTDOOR way!

Start:
February 9, 2019 at 9:00 am
End:
February 9, 2019 at 12:00 pm
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February 9, 2019 Photography Workshop with Steve Gettle: Photographing Birds

Guided by award-winning wildlife photographer, Steve Gettle, you will have the opportunity to photograph a variety of birds of prey in their natural settings. Explore multiple photography stations, each strategically set up to compose the best photographs. One-hour session with Steve, followed by lunch & over two hours photographing birds of prey.

Start:
February 9, 2019 at 11:00 am
End:
February 9, 2019 at 4:00 pm
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February 9, 2019 BEAR Scout Badge Workshop - FUR FEATHERS FERNS - 1:00 mm - 4:00 pm

Explore the Howell Nature Center with us as we search for signs of wild animals and plants.
We’ll also discover endangered animals in our area, and how we can do our part in creating a sustainable future. This is a fantastic opportunity to earn badges in a FUN, CREATIVE, AND OUTDOOR way!

Start:
February 9, 2019 at 1:00 pm
End:
February 9, 2019 at 4:00 pm
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