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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.

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Upcoming Events

July 20, 2019 - Zip Line & Climbing Tower (Combo) 10:00 a.m.

Soar through the trees on two 500-ft Zip Lines, then test your strength on our 60-ft Climbing Tower! Children 5 years and up. Maximum weight - 250 lbs. $30 per person or $50 per pair. Pre-registration required.

Start:
July 20, 2019 at 10:00 am
End:
July 20, 2019 at 5:00 pm
July 20, 2019 - Zip Line & Climbing Tower (Combo) 11:00 a.m.

Soar through the trees on two 500-ft Zip Lines, then test your strength on our 60-ft Climbing Tower! Children 5 years and up. Maximum weight - 250 lbs. $30 per person or $50 per pair. Pre-registration required.

Start:
July 20, 2019 at 11:00 am
End:
July 20, 2019 at 5:00 pm
July 20, 2019 - Zip Line & Climbing Tower (Combo) 1:00 p.m.

Soar through the trees on two 500-ft Zip Lines, then test your strength on our 60-ft Climbing Tower! Children 5 years and up. Maximum weight - 250 lbs. $30 per person or $50 per pair. Pre-registration required.

Start:
July 20, 2019 at 1:00 pm
End:
July 20, 2019 at 5:00 pm

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Howell Nature Center

This lucky young red fox kit was found in a garage in Washtenaw County on June 2nd, suffering from mange. Sarcoptic mange is a parasitic mite which multiplies and burrows into the skin causing severe itching and inflammation. Left untreated, the fox will lose its fur, become lethargic and unable to find food. In the end stages, the internal organs will begin to fail. Fortunately, there is a cure for mange if the animal receives treatment in time. With a month of treatment and supportive care, this little fox is now healthy, happy and has joined our other fox kits outdoors. If you see a fox or coyote with fur loss, cracked ears or squinty eyes, please call our Wildlife Helpline (517) 548-5530. Thanks to our amazing supporters we can give them a second chance to Heal, Grow and Be Wild!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Have you ever wanted to try our zip line and rock wall, typically reserved for schools and camp? Now is your chance!

On Saturday, July 20th, you can fly through the trees on two 500-ft Zip Lines, then test your strength on our 60-ft Climbing Tower! Children 5 years and up! Maximum weight - 250 lbs. $30 per person or $50 per pair. Pre-registration required: Howell Nature Center
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Timeline PhotosPop Quiz! Should you use a boot brush before or after you hike? Trick question - the answer is before AND after. Innocent looking seeds can hitch a ride on your shoes, causing aggressive weeds to invade your favorite hiking trails 😱 Invasive plants can crowd out native vegetation, which can hurt wildlife who rely on native plants for food. Check your socks, pants, gear and pets, too! #EnjoyYourWorld #LeaveNoTrace ... See MoreSee Less

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We'd like to welcome the members of Oak 2, from AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC). Oak 2 will be serving with the Howell Nature Center from July 15 - September 7. They will assist in renovations to our rehab area, invasive species management, and summer camp support.

AmeriCorps NCCC is a full time, residential, team-based program for young adults to travel the country and complete hands-on projects. Thank you for joining our team!
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Camouflage is amazing!For those of you having trouble seeing the Owl in my last post, here's a side by side comparison with the Owl looking away and at the camera. Hope that helps. Great Gray Owl. BC, Canada. ... See MoreSee Less

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Mckinley (Kiki) Bell has been our Rehabilitation Assistant since 2017. Her degree in Captive Wildlife Management has helped to make her an invaluable part of the Wildlife Team! She answers hundreds of calls on our Wildlife Helpline, intakes and examines new patients, runs fecal exams, coordinates volunteers and interns and manages the entire Wildlife Clinic on two days each week. Her passion for wildlife shows in everything she does! ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago

Howell Nature Center

In partnership with the Spirit of Alexandria (SOA) foundation, the Howell Nature Center’s Camp Wonder offers the opportunity for children to unplug from technology and connect with nature! From swimming in the lake to studying macroinvertebrates in our pond to zip lining to archery, campers experience a wide variety of engaging activities for a unique summer experience! ... See MoreSee Less

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4 days ago

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Both our adult and family yoga sessions were a blast! Thank you for joining us at Namaste for Nature and helping us raise money for our wildlife clinic. We greatly appreciate Kristen and the time she donated to the event. Namaste 🙏 ... See MoreSee Less

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Gettin' wiggly at Namaste for Nature's family yoga! ... See MoreSee Less

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