Welcome to the Environmental Interpretive Center, an environmental education and research center on the campus of UM-Dearborn.

Our mission is to promote human and ecosystem health and sustainability through environmental education, research, and service. Our integrated educational programs and research activities focus on raising public awareness of environmental issues and developing and implementing strategies for creating cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable communities.

Due to the continuing COVID-19 situation the Environmental Interpretive Center is closed.  While the Center is closed, the trails are open to the public. Please follow the posted COVID-19 safety guidelines.  Check out our Education & Programs page for nature-based activities and virtual programs. 


20th Anniversary Celebration and Dr. Gelderloos's Legacy Lecture

The EIC celebrated its 20th Anniversary on May 21, 2021 with a Legacy Lecture by Dr. Orin Gelderloos, who reflected on his 50 years of service as Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies.  Former Provost Dr. Robert Simpson gave an introduction to the Legacy Lecture.  Also featured was a look at the EIC, past, present and future.  

You can view the tributes that were submitted by alumni, family and friends on the Anniversary webpage.  We will also post recordings of the event when they become available.

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