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.

August 2019

The event "Summer Send Off - Aquamania!" is no longer active.

October 2019

October 12, 2019 BEAR Scout Badge Workshop - A BEAR GOES FISHING - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us as we learn about the fish in Pleasant Lake, build our own fishing poles, and go fishing! This is a fantastic opportunity to earn badges in a FUN, CREATIVE, AND OUTDOOR way!

Start:
October 12, 2019 at 9:00 am
End:
October 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm
October 12, 2019 WEBELOS Scout Badge Workshop - CASTAWAY - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

What should you do if you become lost in the woods? Join us to learn and practice basic survival skills so you can be prepared! This is a fantastic opportunity to earn badges in a FUN, CREATIVE, AND OUTDOOR way!

Start:
October 12, 2019 at 9:00 am
End:
October 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm
October 12, 2019 TIGER Scout Badge Workshop - TIGERS IN THE WILD - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Practice the Cub Scout Six Essentials and the Outdoor Code as we hike at the Howell Nature Center
and discover wildlife. We’ll close the day with a campfire and learn some silly campfire songs and games. This is a fantastic opportunity to earn badges in a FUN, CREATIVE, AND OUTDOOR way!

Start:
October 12, 2019 at 1:00 pm
End:
October 12, 2019 at 4:00 pm
October 12, 2019 WOLF Scout Badge Workshop - CALL OF THE WILD - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tie knots, hike our property and more in this active workshop at the Howell Nature Center. This is a fantastic opportunity to earn badges in a FUN, CREATIVE, AND OUTDOOR way!

Start:
October 12, 2019 at 1:00 pm
End:
October 12, 2019 at 4:00 pm
October 26, 2019 Photography Workshop with Steve Gettle: Building an Image

Guided by award-winning wildlife photographer, Steve Gettle, you will have the opportunity to photograph a variety of birds of prey in their natural settings. Explore multiple photography stations, each strategically set up to compose the best photographs. One-hour session with Steve, followed by lunch & over two hours photographing birds of prey.

Start:
October 26, 2019 at 11:00 am
End:
October 26, 2019 at 4:00 pm
October 27, 2019 Photography Workshop with Steve Gettle: Images that Communicate

Guided by award-winning wildlife photographer, Steve Gettle, you will have the opportunity to photograph a variety of birds of prey in their natural settings. Explore multiple photography stations, each strategically set up to compose the best photographs. One-hour session with Steve, followed by lunch & over two hours photographing birds of prey.

Start:
October 27, 2019 at 11:00 am
End:
October 27, 2019 at 4:00 pm

November 2019

November 2, 2019 - BROWNIE Girl Scout Badge Workshop - OUTDOOR ADVENTURER 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Are you ready for big adventures? In this workshop, we'll explore outside, play outdoor games and take to the trails with our newfound outdoor skills.This is a fantastic opportunity to earn badges in a FUN, CREATIVE, AND OUTDOOR way! Souvenir Howell Nature Center patch included.

Start:
November 2, 2019 at 9:00 am
End:
November 2, 2019 at 12:00 pm
November 2, 2019 - JUNIOR Girl Scout Badge Workshop - ANIMAL HABITATS 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Animals come in all shapes and sizes, and so do their homes! Meet the residents of the Wild Wonders Wildlife Park and discover what they need to make their habitat a home.This is a fantastic opportunity to earn badges in a FUN, CREATIVE, AND OUTDOOR way! Souvenir Howell Nature Center patch included.

Start:
November 2, 2019 at 9:00 am
End:
November 2, 2019 at 12:00 pm
November 2, 2019 - BROWNIE Girl Scout Badge Workshop - SENSES 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

It’s a big world out there! In this workshop, we’ll discuss how our senses help us discover the wonders around us. This is a fantastic opportunity to earn badges in a FUN, CREATIVE, AND OUTDOOR way! Souvenir Howell Nature Center patch included.

Start:
November 2, 2019 at 1:00 pm
End:
November 2, 2019 at 4:00 pm
November 2, 2019 - CADETTE Girl Scout Badge Workshop - ARCHERY 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fire when ready! Join us for this archery workshop. We’ll review equipment and form, and
take on some wacky challenges. This is a fantastic opportunity to earn badges in a FUN, CREATIVE, AND OUTDOOR way! Souvenir Howell Nature Center patch included.

Start:
November 2, 2019 at 1:00 pm
End:
November 2, 2019 at 4:00 pm

As a 501(c)(3) organization, our community and wildlife programs run primarily with funds raised through special events or donations.