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.

February 2019

February 22, 2019 - Owl Night -7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Friday)

Ever wonder "whoo" you share your backyard with? Learn about your feathery neighbors with a presentation starring our very own owl ambassadors, then go on an adventure to call for wild owls on our snowy trails! Enjoy cookies & cocoa. For kids ages 5+. Children under 17 must be accompanied by a participating adult. Pre-registration required.

Start:
February 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm
End:
February 22, 2019 at 9:00 pm
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February 23, 2019 - Owl Night - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Saturday)

Ever wonder "whoo" you share your backyard with? Learn about your feathery neighbors with a presentation starring our very own owl ambassadors, then go on an adventure to call for wild owls on our snowy trails! Enjoy cookies & cocoa. For kids ages 5+. Children under 17 must be accompanied by a participating adult. Pre-registration required.

Start:
February 23, 2019 at 7:00 pm
End:
February 23, 2019 at 9:00 pm
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March 2019

March 3, 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:
March 3, 2019 at 2:00 pm
End:
March 3, 2019 at 5:00 pm
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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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March 11, 2019 - Volunteer Open House

Here at the Howell Nature Center (HNC), our mission is to teach people to be faithful caretakers of one another and the world around us. We need YOUR help to make that possible! Interested in being a part of the HNC family? Attend this required Volunteer Open House to learn more about rewarding opportunities at the nature center!

Start:
March 11, 2019 at 5:00 pm
End:
March 11, 2019 at 6:00 pm
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March 12, 2019 - Little Critters: Yeti the Snowy Owl 10:00am

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

Start:
March 12, 2019 at 10:00 am
End:
March 12, 2019 at 11:00 am
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March 12, 2019 - Little Critters: Yeti the Snowy Owl 11:30am

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

Start:
March 12, 2019 at 11:30 am
End:
March 12, 2019 at 12:30 pm
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April 2019

April 13, 2019 - TIGER Scouts Archery Day (9:00 am - 10:30 am)

Ready, aim, fire! Whether you bring a Den or an individual scout, TIGERS will complete levels 1 & 2 of the Archery Shooting Sports Award in a hands-on workshop. This is a fantastic opportunity to earn badges in a FUN, CREATIVE, AND OUTDOOR way!

Start:
April 13, 2019 at 9:00 am
End:
April 13, 2019 at 10:30 am
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April 13, 2019 - WOLF Scouts Archery Day (10:30 am - 12:00 pm)

Ready, aim, fire! Whether you bring a Den or an individual Scout, Wolf Scouts will complete levels 1 & 2 of the Archery Shooting Sports Award in a hands-on workshop. This is a fantastic opportunity to earn badges in a FUN, CREATIVE, AND OUTDOOR way!

Start:
April 13, 2019 at 10:30 am
End:
April 13, 2019 at 12:00 pm
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April 13, 2019 - BEAR Scouts Archery Day (12:30 pm - 2:30 pm)

Ready, aim, fire! Whether you bring a Den or an individual Scout, BEAR Scouts will complete levels 1 & 2 of the Archery Shooting Sports Award in a hands-on workshop. This is a fantastic opportunity to earn badges in a FUN, CREATIVE, AND OUTDOOR way!

Start:
April 13, 2019 at 12:30 pm
End:
April 13, 2019 at 2:30 pm
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April 13, 2019 - WEBELOS Scouts Archery Day (2:30 pm - 4:30 pm)

Ready, aim, fire! Whether you bring a Den or an individual Scout, WEBELOS Scouts will complete levels 1 & 2 of the Archery Shooting Sports Award in a hands-on workshop. This is a fantastic opportunity to earn badges in a FUN, CREATIVE, AND OUTDOOR way!

Start:
April 13, 2019 at 2:30 pm
End:
April 13, 2019 at 4:30 pm
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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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As a 501(c)(3) organization, our community and wildlife programs run primarily with funds raised through special events or donations.