Upcoming Events

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.

April 2019

April 27, 2019 - CADETTE Girl Scout Badge Workshop - TRAILBLAZING 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lace up your boots and get ready to hit the trail. We’ll develop skills as a team, practice building fires
and play games around the campfire. This is a fantastic opportunity to earn badges in a FUN, CREATIVE, AND OUTDOOR way! Souvenir Howell Nature Center patch included.

Start:
April 27, 2019 at 9:00 am
End:
April 27, 2019 at 12:00 pm
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April 27, 2019 - JUNIOR Girl Scout Badge Workshop - FLOWERS 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Roses are red, violets are blue, here at HNC we're waiting for you! Discover hidden meanings of flowers, how flowers grow, and how these blooming beauties can keep us healthy. This is a fantastic opportunity to earn badges in a FUN, CREATIVE, AND OUTDOOR way! Souvenir Howell Nature Center patch included.

Start:
April 27, 2019 at 9:00 am
End:
April 27, 2019 at 12:00 pm
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April 27, 2019 - JUNIOR Girl Scout Badge Workshop - GARDENER 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Test your green thumb and design your dream garden as we learn gardening tips and tricks. This is a fantastic opportunity to earn badges in a FUN, CREATIVE, AND OUTDOOR way! Souvenir Howell Nature Center patch included.

Start:
April 27, 2019 at 1:00 pm
End:
April 27, 2019 at 4:00 pm
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April 27, 2019 - BROWNIE Girl Scout Badge Workshop - BUGS 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

They may be tiny, but they have a significant presence! Explore nature from a bug’s point of view and
learn why these animals are so important in our world. This is a fantastic opportunity to earn badges in a FUN, CREATIVE, AND OUTDOOR way! Souvenir Howell Nature Center patch included.

Start:
April 27, 2019 at 1:00 pm
End:
April 27, 2019 at 4:00 pm
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April 28, 2019 - Camp Wonder Summer Camp OPEN HOUSE 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Camp Wonder at the Howell Nature Center invites new and returning summer campers to preview our 2019 Summer Camp Programs. Bring your friends and family for an afternoon “camp sampler” of exciting summer programs and activities. Meet the staff, tour the facility and have all your questions about our summer programs answered!

Start:
April 28, 2019 at 2:00 pm
End:
April 28, 2019 at 5:00 pm
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May 2019

May 11, 2019 - DAY FOR DAISIES - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Calling all Daisy Girl Scouts! This event is just for you. Join us while we explore our trails, meet animals up close, and make a craft to take home. This is a fantastic opportunity to earn badges in a FUN, CREATIVE, AND OUTDOOR way!

Start:
May 11, 2019 at 9:00 am
End:
May 11, 2019 at 12:00 pm
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May 14, 2019 - Little Critters: Garden Party 10:00am

A special program for nature lovers ages 3-5. Children will enjoy nature-themed craft activities, stories, songs, and play,! Limit of 4 children per adult. Supervision required through the duration of the program. Pre-registration is required for all programs.

Start:
May 14, 2019 at 10:00 am
End:
May 14, 2019 at 11:00 am
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May 14, 2019 - Little Critters: Garden Party 11:30am

A special program for nature lovers ages 3-5. Children will enjoy nature-themed craft activities, stories, songs, and play! Limit of 4 children per adult. Supervision required through the duration of the program. Pre-registration is required for all programs.

Start:
May 14, 2019 at 11:30 am
End:
May 14, 2019 at 12:30 pm
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June 2019

June 1, 2019 Namaste for Nature - Family Yoga (1pm - 3pm)

What do baby animals and yoga have in common? You! It's 'Baby Season' at the Howell Nature Center, and hundreds of orphaned/injured wild babies are coming into our clinic! We have partnered with yoga instructor Kristen Wesley to host a special FAMILY YOGA event to raise money to provide medical care for newborn wildlife. Pre-registration required.

Start:
June 1, 2019 at 1:00 pm
End:
June 1, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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As a 501(c)(3) organization, our community and wildlife programs run primarily with funds raised through special events or donations.