Welcome to the Environmental Interpretive Center

The EIC is a University of Michigan-Dearborn facility that promotes environmental sustainability through community education and scientific research. The Center is the gateway to the 300-acre Environmental Study Area available to university students, school groups, and the public.


What’s New

Insect Hotel is Open For Business!


The Block "M" is the latest addition to the Sensory Garden, located along the Gateway Bike Trail. It will offer pollinating insects refuge. Click on the image for more information.

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Contact Us:

Interpretive Center
University of Michigan – Dearborn
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
(313) 593–5338