In partnership with Heifer International, Howell Nature Center operates the Heifer Global Village, one of four educational training centers in the United States.  The Global Village aims to educate students and adults alike about the causes and effects of hunger and poverty, and to empower them to make a difference the lives of those in their own communities and around the world.

Here’s what participants are saying about the Heifer Global Village experience:

“It was a great trip not only for inspiring global awareness, but also for the opportunity students had to work together and bond with their classmates and teachers. The Heifer experience lays a strong foundation for our ninth-graders in understanding the inter-connectivity of our modern world.” -Monica Pickett, Dean of Academics at Morgan Park Academy

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Howell Nature Center offers four programs in the Global Village:

Global Tour (2 hours)

Cultural Connections (4 hours)

Global Gateway (26-hour overnight)

Global Challenge (30-hour overnight)

Questions about the Heifer Global Village Program? Contact Emily De Long, the Special Programs Coordinator at

Ready to schedule your visit? Contact Sally 517-376-9352 or