Support the Howell Nature Center

As a nonprofit organization, the Howell Nature Center depends on the generosity of the community. We thank you for your ongoing support of making sure children, adults and wildlife enjoy their time in nature!


Donate: Help us to “Heal, Grow and Be Wild” by making a financial contribution today!

Wildlife Adoption: Make a donation to the wildlife program and symbolically adopt one of our animal ambassadors today. There are multiple adoption levels to choose from. Please complete the sponsor form and mail accompanied with your donation to: Attention Animal Adoption, 1005 Triangle Lake Road, Howell, MI 48843.

Naming Opportunities: With 230 acres and numerous buildings and exhibits, the Howell Nature Center has many available naming opportunities. Please contact John Carlson, CEO, at for more information on how you or your business can have a lasting impact.

Flagstone Engraving: Make a $200 donation to the wildlife program and have your name (or the name of a loved one) engraved on a flagstone and placed in our beautiful walkway leading to the Wild Wonders Wildlife Park. This is a wonderful way to leave a legacy at the Howell Nature Center. Please complete the engraving form and mail it accompanied with your donation. A member of the development team will call you with the timing for your flagstone.

Ten Year Legacy Sponsor: Make a donation to the animal ambassador of your choice. Your contribution will help to feed, house and provide care to a permanent resident of the Wild Wonders Wildlife Park for 10 years. Legacy Sponsors receive a recognition plaque displayed on the habitat they help to support and the lifelong gratitude of our resident animals. Contact John Carlson at for more information.

Wish Lists: Make a difference when you shop! Help our Wildlife or Camp Programs by donating some much-needed supplies from our wish list.

Our Michigan Wildlife Needs Your Help

Autumn is a time of transition at the Howell Nature Center – with many spring wildlife babies preparing to graduate from the expert care of our Wildlife Clinic staff and being released back into the wild. But a new class of wild animals in need will soon arrive at our doors, many of which are juveniles struggling to survive as they separate from their parents and seek independence. Often they need to head “back to school” to gain a little extra knowledge and practice, with our Wildlife Clinic staff serving as educators.