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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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

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Howell Nature Center
Michigan Nature Bites is a weekly web series hosted by the Howell Nature Center. This week, host Evin is joined by Rufous the red-tailed hawk. Today features actual snacks as we learn more about what it takes to train our ambassador animals. ... See MoreSee Less
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Have you ever encountered a wild animal up close?🦉The LIVE Wildlife Presentations at HNC offer this experience AND MORE! Our knowledgable, trained wildlife staff give engaging presentations featuring our animal ambassadors.🦆 During the presentation, they teach viewers all about the animals' unique personalities, adaptations, lifestyles, and fun facts.Weather you want to learn about nocturnal animals, birds of prey, or Michigan mammals, we've got a program for you! 🦅Choose from several wildlife education program options to find the one that best suits your group's interest! bit.ly/2PxRDzwTo schedule a wildlife program, email reservations@howellnaturecenter.org or give us a call at (517) 376-9790.Visit bit.ly/2Sg6Rdx for more information about Wildlife Education at HNC. ... See MoreSee Less
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We're currently #hiring DAY and OVERNIGHT camp counselors for summer 2021! WHY CAMP?🌳 Make your resume stand out (everyone has been a server or worked at fast food)🤩 Make lasting friendships with people from around the world⭐️ Develop leadership skills that future employers are looking for💚 Make a difference in a child's lifeApply today at howellnaturecenter.org! ... See MoreSee Less
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We are #hiring immediately for Nature / Adventure Educators, with priority given to those who can work weekends and can start as soon as possible. If you love the outdoors and working with children, this job is perfect for you. Get paid to spend time in nature, enjoying the fresh air. Learn more at: bit.ly/HNCemployment ... See MoreSee Less
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This Friday May 7th, is the 5th anniversary of Alexandria’s Nature Scape Treehouse! We would love to hear about your kids’ experiences there and what they like the most. 5 years of fun and exploration is definitely something to celebrate.#howellnaturecenter #treehouse #soafoundation #outdoors ... See MoreSee Less
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Coming Up This Weekend at Howell Nature Center... 🌱🌱Friday, May 7th🌱• Family Fun Days: Sunset Paddle | 6:30pm - 8:30pm •Enjoy a relaxing night in a kayak or canoe at sunset! 🌅We'll teach you how to use our boats and then each family can enjoy this leisurely activity at their own pace.🚣Register HERE: conta.cc/3vv0Yr0🌱Saturday, May 8th🌱• Community Zip Lining | 10:00am - 2:00pm •Take two rides down our exciting zip line which stretches 500 ft. across and sits 20 ft. above a pond! 😎 Arrive anytime between 10am and 2pm, with the final walk-in accepted at 1:30pm.Register HERE: conta.cc/333Gg5n❗️SOLD OUT❗️Photography Workshop with Steve Gettle 1:00pm - 3:00pmThis event has sold out! Stay tuned for our next photography workshop. 📸Participants have the opportunity to take beautiful photos of our animals with tips from professional nature photographer Steve Gettle.🌱Sunday, May 9th🌱• Mother's Day in Nature | 10:00am - 5:00pm •Celebrate Mother's Day in Nature with FREE admission for all mothers/grandmothers. Register HERE: conta.cc/3gYhc8k ... See MoreSee Less
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Our Summer Camp Open House is today, running 2:00pm - 5:00pm! Feel free to arrive and depart whenever you like. There will be activities happening simultaneously throughout the event and many opportunities to meet our camp leaders. S'mores and snacks will be available for all families attending! When you arrive, please check in at Grindley Lodge near the back of our property. Activities that will be open are Archery, Campfire, Gaga ball and Zip Line. (The Zip Line will be available for campers only and waivers will be completed upon arrival.)This event is mostly outdoors, so be sure to dress for the weather. Wear closed toed shoes for hiking and zip lining, sunscreen, bug spray, and bring a water bottle. For your safety, masks are highly recommended and we encourage everyone to stay social distanced from other groups.Our summer camp leadership staff is looking forward to meeting you and your camper(s)! ... See MoreSee Less
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Finally, all of the animals are fed, medicated and tucked in for the night.We are working long days in our Wildlife Clinic caring for the many injured and orphaned patients coming through our doors. Animal care goes well into the evening beyond our intake hours. Knowing we are making a difference for wildlife and giving animals in need a second chance at life helps get us through the hard, tireless and often emotional work. Each animal has a story and deserves a chance if possible. Can you spare just $5 to support our efforts to help wildlife? We have a generous donor willing to match the first $25,000. As a non-profit that operates off donations and revenue, every dollar helps!! Intakes are steadily coming in, and we will see over 2,000 animals in the next few months. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
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❗️HAPPENING THIS SUNDAY: Camp Wonder Open House (In Person)❗️We invite new and returning campers to preview our 2021 camp programs! ☀️ The open house will take place on Sunday, May 2nd from 2:00pm - 5:00pm.Come see what summer camp at Howell Nature Center is all about! 😎 Bring your friends and family to meet our camp leaders, learn about our 2021 day, overnight, and excursion camps, and enjoy a "camp sampler" of our programs and activities! ☀️ We hope to see you there!☀️Register for this FREE event here: conta.cc/3vdsB93 ... See MoreSee Less
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