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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!

Register Today!

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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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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Check out our official camp brochure to see all of our NEW camp options, themes, and excursion destinations: bit.ly/CampBrochure2019

If you believe in getting kids off of screens and into nature, help us get the word out by sharing our brochure! Ready to register with the BEST price of the year? Reserve your spot today: bit.ly/CampWonder2019
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It's official! Camp Wonder summer camp registration is OPEN! Register before March 1st for the BEST price. Find more information and registration here: bit.ly/CampWonder2019

Check out our official camp brochure to see all of our NEW camp options, themes, and excursion destinations: bit.ly/CampBrochure2019

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!
... See MoreSee Less

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It's official! Camp Wonder summer camp registration is OPEN! Register before March 1st for the BEST price. Find more information and our camp brochure here: bit.ly/CampWonder2019

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!

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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#GIVEAWAY: Calling all preschool parents and educators--win a FREE wildlife program for your classroom!

Our Little Critters Nature Preschool Program is officially mobile, and we want to celebrate by coming to YOUR classroom! Connect your "little critters" to nature with this interactive preschool program where they will enjoy crafts, songs, and a visit from one of our wildlife ambassadors of your choice! (Based upon availability)

For a chance to win your preschool classroom a visit from our Little Critters program, just:

☑️Like this post!
☑️Comment with your name and the name of your child's preschool or the preschool you are employed with!
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TWO winners will be selected at random on Sunday, January 13, at 5:00pm. (Only two dates are available for us to visit, and each winner have their first come, first served choice of either 1/18/2019 or 2/12/2019. If winner is not available for the program dates, another lucky winner will be chosen).
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We want to thank the Spirit of Alexandria Foundation (SOA) for coming out yesterday and making enrichment items for the animal residents in our Wild Wonders Wildlife Park! The rabbits and red foxes enjoyed special treats hidden inside paper tubes and boxes that challenged them mentally and physically. ... See MoreSee Less

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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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