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At the Howell Nature Center, we teach — not only to educate about wildlife, but to inspire appreciation, respect, and conservation of our natural world.  We do this in a variety of ways:

Live Wild Birds and Mammal Off-Site Programs:   2018 Off Site Program Rate Sheet Flyer

The Howell Nature Center can bring our birds and mammals to you!  Perfect for schools, libraries, scout groups, civic organizations, birthday parties, and more.  We offer a variety of birds of prey and mammal educational programs to fit your needs.  Program offerings include Lords of the Sky, Michigan Mammals, Creatures of the Night, and Furred and Feathered Friends.


The Spirit of Alexandria Nature Bus – Nature Bus Flyer 2018/19

Do you want a two-hour wildlife program with live animals brought directly to your school or library? This program features our mobile classroom full of hands-on activities about raptors, fun group games to practice bird of prey concepts and a live bird of prey presentation!

This program is ideal for 3rd – 6th graders and can accommodate up to 60 kids in one two-hour program. Four LIVE birds of prey are included in the program including hawks, owls and falcons.

Bring the Nature Bus to your venue for FREE! Apply for a grant from the Spirit of Alexandria Foundation. See the application form here!

Wild Wonders Wildlife Park

The Wild Wonders Wildlife Park provides an up-close view of many native Michigan wild birds and mammals, including coyote, beaver, porcupine, bobcat, bald eagle, owls, and much more.  This educational zoo space is designed for all ages and is open daily from 10AM to 5PM

The Nature Zone

The Nature Zone is a hands-on interpretive space based on nature in your own backyard.  Designed by local artist and author Michael Monroe, the Nature Zone includes

  • a pond
  • live flying-squirrel habitat
  • a tree sculpture
  • animal tracks table, and much more.

The Nature Zone is open daily from 10AM to 5PM Call 517-546-0249 for more information.

In the end, we will conserve only what we love.  We will love only what we understand.  We will understand only what we are taught.  – Baba Dioum, Senegalese Poet