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
At the Howell Conference & 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: Off-Site Program Sheet
The Howell Conference & 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 Furry and Feathered Friends.
A mobile classroom and extension of our live birds of prey program, our Nature Bus travels to schools, festivals, and other events to educate children about nature, and specifically, birds of prey. The program includes live birds of prey show, hands-on activities on the bus, and educational games to reinforce raptor concepts.
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 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Nature Zone
One of the newest offerings at the Howell Conference & Nature Center, the Nature Zone is a hands-on interpretive space based on nature in your own backyard. Designed by local artist, 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 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 517-546-0249 for more information.