Come visit the Howell Nature Center for exciting events! Please note that events require pre-registration. Click on the events below or call our Welcome Center at (517) 546-0249 for additional information. Wild Wonders Wildlife Park is open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Alexandria’s Treehouse is open from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., May – October.
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#DidYouKnow? Check out the first ever footage of a wolf feasting on wild blueberries, documented by the amazing researchers at Voyageurs Wolf Project! While carnivores, it has been known that wolves are also opportunistic generalists that won't turn down a tasty fruit snack. ... See MoreSee Less
2 days ago
Please welcome our newest permanent resident to our Wild Wonders Wildlife Park! This fall a young sandhill crane was transferred to our Wildlife Clinic from our friends at Wildside Rehabilitation and Education Center in Eaton Rapids, MI.
The animal was emaciated and uncharacteristically approaching humans in a parking lot. The crane was deemed non-releasable due to being unable to sufficiently find food on its own and was too comfortable with people.
After receiving proper permitting from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, we decided to try introducing the crane to our resident sandhill cranes, Niles and Fraser. It was an immediate success!
Now here's where you come in.....we need help naming this amazing animal (sex unknown). Please vote with a comment for one of the names selected by our Wildlife Team:
Grus, Cricket, Baraboo, Dancer, Beaker, Gantry, or Kimberly. We will let everyone know a name reveal shortly!
Thank you for supporting wildlife! ... See MoreSee Less
3 days ago
Our staff member of the week, Matilda Swanson, is an amazing nature educator. Matilda is an absolute ray of sunshine that brightens everyone's day!
Her passion for teaching children and the outdoors is evident by the exciting energy she brings to programming. Her can-do and up-for-anything attitude makes her an irreplaceable member of our team!
Matilda, we are so thankful to have you at the nature center and appreciate EVERYTHING you do for us! ... See MoreSee Less
5 days ago
Howell Nature Center is at Queen Elizabeth II Centre.
5 days ago
Our leadership team just finished the Camp America London Career Fair, and we are excited to introduce our new summer overnight camp staff! Give a warm welcome to Oliver, Harrison, Beth, Alex, Peter, Shaina, Megan, and Lawrence! These international travelers are so excited to spend an entire summer here in our beautiful community, providing an amazing and engaging camper experience. (Big shout out to returning counselor, Grace, for coming out to help us! Thank you!)
Learn more about our overnight camp at www.howellnaturecenter.org ... See MoreSee Less
6 days ago
Spring Break Day Camp is Just Around the Corner!
MARCH 30 – APRIL 3
Entering Grades K – 8
Campers will gear up early for the summer during this exciting week of outdoor fun and imaginative adventures. After a long winter season, campers will be eager to join us for a unique Pokémon-themed week designed special with an adventurous Thursday Theme Day, along with a “Camper’s Choice” format where campers can tailor their week to their interests. Whether it’s archery, GaGa Ball, arts-n-crafts, crazy games, zip line, wildlife programs or man more exciting activities, this is a week not to be missed!
Pre-registration is required.
Full non-refundable payment at registration. No-shows not eligible for refund or credit. Activities are weather dependent.
Registration Open Now!
www.howellnaturecenter.org/spring-break-day-camp/ ... See MoreSee Less
After being shot in the face, her rescuers found a way to have a 3D Printed beak made, which saved her life! Thank you to all who continue to offer life saving efforts on behalf of wildlife. ... See MoreSee Less
This week's Staff Member of the Week is Becky Murthum. Becky is an integral member of our Nature Education team, serving as the Assistant Education Coordinator. She manages our Heifer Global Village, as well as helping the rest of us keep track of all the details like safety, inventory, and more!
Becky has been a part of the Howell Nature Center for many years, beginning at Camp Sarah Grindley in high school and managing the Day Camp program. She now sends her two children to Camp Wonder Day Camp, and is a resource for HNC staff and visitors alike. Becky, we're so grateful for your hard work! ... See MoreSee Less
We are #HIRING: Day Camp Counselors! (40 to 50 hours per week, June to August)
Counselors provide a safe and nurturing environment for campers under their care, allowing children to engage with nature while having fun with friends! This is a very important role that helps make summer camp magic happen!
$300-$350 per week, commensurate with experience
**Some leadership positions open for those with 1+ seasons of summer camp experience.**
�At least 18 years of age
�Willingness to work with participants of all ages & backgrounds
� Manage a group of 10-20 campers Monday to Friday in all camp activities
� Participate in, teach, and assist in all camp activities, including bi-weekly overnight experiences & field trips
� Promote safety & health regulations
� Guide & encourage individual campers in participation in camp activities
� Assist in the opening & closing of camp, including cleaning & maintenance of buildings
� Other duties as assigned
Ready for a summer to remember? Then apply today! Visit bit.ly/HNCemployment and complete an online application. ... See MoreSee Less
As a 501(c)(3) organization, our community and wildlife programs run primarily with funds raised through special events or donations.