Nature Education

The instructors at the Howell Nature Center encourage kids to become curious and inquiring students of nature, gaining the knowledge they need to become future leaders in environmental stewardship and conservation.

Nature Education

Learn about the natural world around us through hands-on activities! These programs are great for supplementing classroom lessons and supporting standards.

  • Pond and Wetland Studies
  • Guided Nature Hikes
  • Winter Hikes
  • Adaptations
  • Food Webs
  • Skins and Skulls
  • Predator and Prey Games

Outdoor Education

Explore the great outdoors! These options will keep your students active and engaged, as well as learn some outdoor living skills along the way.

  • Canoeing & Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Archery
  • Survival with Fire and Shelter Building
  • Exploring Maps
  • Orienteering
  • Sledding
  • Snowshoeing
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Capture the Flag
  • Camp Store and Games
  • Games Galore
  • Outdoor Cooking
  • Wolf

Cultural Education

Discover different cultures in Michigan and around the world! These hands-on activities will develop students’ understanding of the world around them.

  • Drumming Around the World
  • Indigenous People’s Use of Natural Resources
  • International Explorers
  • Global Tour
  • Cultural Connections
  • Global Gateway

Evening Traditions

Whether it’s relaxing around a campfire or performing a skit with your friends, our evening traditions provide opportunities to build connections, bond as a group, and create memories that can last a lifetime.

  • Campfire and S’mores
  • Capture the Flag
  • Games Galore
  • Night Hike
  • Wolf
  • Adventure Scrabble
  • Dance Party
  • Improv Night
  • Skit Night