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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

Upcoming Events

July 20, 2019 - BROWNIE Girl Scout Nature Art Day - OUTDOOR ART CREATOR - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Express yourself at the Howell Nature Center during our Nature Art Workshops! Sculpt with natural object, learn about up-cycling, take photos, and more. All while exploring the beauty of the nature center. This is a fantastic opportunity to earn badges in a FUN, CREATIVE, AND OUTDOOR way!

Start:
July 20, 2019 at 9:00 am
End:
July 20, 2019 at 12:00 pm
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July 20, 2019 - CADETTE Girl Scout Nature Art Day - OUTDOOR ART APPRENTICE - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Express yourself at the Howell Nature Center during our Nature Art Workshops! Sculpt with natural object, learn about up-cycling, take photos, and more. All while exploring the beauty of the nature center. This is a fantastic opportunity to earn badges in a FUN, CREATIVE, AND OUTDOOR way!

Start:
July 20, 2019 at 9:00 am
End:
July 20, 2019 at 12:00 pm
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July 20, 2019 - JUNIOR Girl Scout Nature Art Day - OUTDOOR ART EXPLORER - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Express yourself at the Howell Nature Center during our Nature Art Workshops! Sculpt with natural object, learn about up-cycling, take photos, and more. All while exploring the beauty of the nature center. This is a fantastic opportunity to earn badges in a FUN, CREATIVE, AND OUTDOOR way!

Start:
July 20, 2019 at 9:00 am
End:
July 20, 2019 at 12:00 pm
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Howell Nature Center

June is peak time for turtle activity, and you may see our shelled friends crossing roads while traveling to lay their eggs. Read below to learn how to best help turtles! ... See MoreSee Less

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Our *biggest* employee wants to give our campers a warm welcome for the second week of Camp Wonder Day Camp! Have fun playing outside and being WILD! #HealGrowBeWild ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy Father's Day to all the hardworking dads out there! Especially Frasier, our resident Sandhill Crane, who has been an amazing surrogate dad to dozens of orphaned chicks over the years. He is currently raising two chicks, both of who were orphaned and would not have survived without intervention. He is teaching them everything there is to know about being a crane, and is a wonderfully protective and caring father.

Donate today to help provide food, medicine, and care for these chicks, as well as the hundreds of other injured and orphaned baby animals in our clinic. Help us, help them. Thank you for being a hero for wildlife!
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A wet and chilly Saturday morning? Some of us, like the ferrets, are choosing to stay in bed! 😴

(📸: Steph B.)
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📣 Calling all dads!📣

Looking for a little adventure this Father's Day? We want to take you soaring through the trees on our zip lines, followed with a chance to show off your skills on our 60 ft rock wall! What if we told you that dad's ride FREE with purchase of a full priced participants? (Pre-registration required)

Spots are filling up fast! Learn more below:

Zip Away for Father's Day - 10:00am
Zip Away for Father's Day - 11:00am
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We couldn't agree more, which is why we incorporate nature into both our Camp Wonder day and overnight summer camp programs!

There is still space in both! Learn more about how we disconnect kids from the digital world and connect them with nature where they can run, jump, and play, here: bitly.com/CampWonder2019
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What a wonderful first week of Camp Wonder summer day camp! Children went fishing, kayaking, played games, made crafts, and much more.

With the warmer weather and camp underway, we want to remind parents and daily visitors to be aware of the many children we have playing on property. Please drive slow and watch for little ones. We also have many resident turtles who need to cross our roads--driving the posted speed limit will help make sure our shelled friends are safe! Thank you for your cooperation in making sure everyone can Heal, Grow, and Be Wild on property!
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Renewal by Andersen of Detroit gave back yesterday in a BIG way! Our beaver kennel, a storage area, and Zeus the bobcat's exhibit received some major "TLC" and renovation. This included all new windows on the two buildings, and several new climbing and play structures for Zeus. Everybody's favorite bobcat is now enjoying an extra large fire hose hammock--perfect for breezy summer days. Thank you, Renewal by Andersen! ... See MoreSee Less

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It's a great day for fishing at Camp Wonder day camp! 🐟🎣 ... See MoreSee Less

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This coyote pup was recently transferred into our care from our friends at Wildlife Rehab Center Ltd. He has a rear left leg injury, but we are hopeful that with some time to heal in our clinic under the watchful eyes of our caring staff and volunteers, he will be released back into the wild where he will help local residents by keeping many other species populations under control such as mice, voles, woodchucks and raccoons!

Our success stories are only made possible thanks to our supportive community. When you give to our clinic, you are providing food, medicine, and around-the-clock care for these critters in need. Donate today and help us, help them. #HealGrowBeWild
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