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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.

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Howell Nature Center
Rio, the American Mink, is ready for winter time! ❄️You can visit Rio and our other animal ambassadors any day of the week between 10am and 5pm! 🐾 Spend your time enjoying Wild Wonders Wildlife Park, the Nature Zone, Ambassador Trail, and Welcome Center Gift Shop! Alexandria's Naturescape is weather-dependent. ❄️We have several opportunities for your family to get some fresh air this month, including Discovery Days, Camp Frosty, and a Winter Solstice Celebration! 🌲 Pre-registration is required for all events. 𝗖𝗵𝗲𝗰𝗸 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗳𝘂𝗹𝗹 𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗿 𝗛𝗘𝗥𝗘: bit.ly/3AZTdyB ... See MoreSee Less
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We still have a few spots left in our Breakfast with Santa events this weekend! 🎄 Kick off your holiday season by enjoying a festive pancake breakfast with your family. Children will have the chance to meet and take a picture with Santa Claus himself! 🎅Don't miss out - the 𝙙𝙚𝙖𝙙𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙞𝙜𝙣 𝙪𝙥 for this weekend is TOMORROW, December 2nd at 12pm!✨ 𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝘀𝗹𝗼𝘁𝘀: ✨December 3rd, 9:00 - 10:30am: conta.cc/3FYxc6NDecember 3rd, 11:30am - 1:00pm: conta.cc/3A0QV1GDecember 4th, 11:30am - 1:00pm: conta.cc/3teTZUbDecember 10th, 11:30am - 1:00pm: bit.ly/3TJt8KV ... See MoreSee Less
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As this #GivingTuesday comes to a close, our work to provide a second-chance at life for injured & orphaned wildlife doesn’t. Each & every one of our staff & volunteers are passionate about making a difference for wildlife in need. With 70% of our patient’s injuries caused by human-wildlife conflict, some of their stories may be heartbreaking. We strive to provide the best individualized care for each of our patients. In turn, we depend on the support of our community. Whether a wildlife rescuer bringing in an injured animal, or our donors who help fund live-saving care, we could not do this without you! THANK YOU for helping us help them! ... See MoreSee Less
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This year, we were lucky enough to receive a donated x-ray machine. However, we still need help to fund the room installation and set-up. Your generosity will allow us to continue important work in our Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic, improving the care offered immediately upon the animal’s arrival. The X-Ray machine will enable us to diagnose injuries such as fractures, dislocations, and the presence of foreign bodies. Because of your donation, our patients will no longer have to wait for their scheduled x-ray appointments or endure the stress of travel. With over 4,000 injured or abandoned wildlife coming into our Rehabilitation Clinic yearly, your donation will have a direct and long-lasting impact. #GivingTuesday ... See MoreSee Less
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Can you donate to keep our wildlife warm this winter? This #GivingTuesday, give the gift of life-saving care and a proper home to our Wildlife Ambassadors & patients. With winter full steam ahead, we are in need of straw, heat lamps and bulbs, heated pads and water dishes, and shelters to help our wildlife comfortably get through winter. These will be used for our permanent residents in our wildlife park as well as the patients healing in the clinic. Please consider making a donation today to help support the care of these animals as well as the thousands of other orphaned and injured wildlife that come to our clinic. Your support allows us to continue to make a difference for our Michigan wildlife. ... See MoreSee Less
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To continue giving spirit this #GivingTuesday, the Howell Nature Center is giving away a Virtual Wildlife Education Class to one lucky school. Please vote at the link below, and share the word, and your child’s school just might win! This 1 hour program instructed by one of our Wildlife Educators can accommodate up to 100 guests, and can be designed for audiences of all ages. The school with the most votes will win! Please consider giving back to our #GivingTuesday Campaign raising funding for our mission.VOTE HERE: forms.gle/vQxM3jnkH6nKB5eZ9 ... See MoreSee Less
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This #GivingTuesday, help us give back to our Wildlife Ambassadors! Howell Nature Center’s Wild Wonders Wildlife Park is home to 70 Wildlife Ambassadors, and is the largest teaching zoo of its kind in Michigan. With winter coming, a variety of our ambassadors must be moved into warmer indoor habitats, and are in need of all of supplies they can get. Help us give our Ambassadors the gift of food, habitat supplies, enrichment & more! Donate directly here, or on our Amazon Wishlist linked below. www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2WOVAI6WZQ4V1/ref=cm_sw_ ... See MoreSee Less
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Meet Linzy Parm, one of our Spirit of Alexandria Camp Scholarship Recipients. Thanks to the amazing work the Spirit of Alexandria Foundation does, we were able to have Linzy at camp with us this summer. Frequenting our Wild Wonders Park, participating in pond studies, swimming in Pleasant Lake, connecting with one of our Ambassador Animals, and challenging themselves at our high adventure programs, are just a few of the experiences children encounter while participating in our camp programs. Please consider donating to our #GivingTuesday campaign to provide more experiences like this to campers in need! ... See MoreSee Less
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Our Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic Helpline has received over 20,000 calls so far this year. Of those calls, approximately 4,000 injured or orphaned wildlife visit our clinic each year. With more than half of these patients coming to us due to human-wildlife conflict, our team strives to educate all on how to live harmoniously with our native Michigan wildlife. Ways to live peacefully among our wildlife:1) Place stickers over your windows to prevent birds from flying into your windows 2) Keep your trash in tightly sealed containers so wildlife cannot get into it3) Set-up a den box for visiting smaller wildlife to protect them from the elements & predators4) Respect their space, and do not approach wildlifePlease help us continue to educate our community, and provide life-saving care to all of our wildlife patients! #GivingTuesday ... See MoreSee Less
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In the spirit of #GivingTuesday, anyone who donates $50 or more to our Giving Tuesday Campaign will be entered into a raffle. The lucky winner will receive a private, behind the scenes tour of our Wild Wonders Wildlife Park with one of our Zoo Keepers. The recipient will learn insider information from our staff while watching feedings & enrichment for our Wildlife Ambassadors! Don't miss out on this exclusive opportunity! Please consider donating to our #GivingTuesday campaign today! ... See MoreSee Less
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