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. 


Save the Date - 20th Anniversary Celebration on 21 May

The EIC is turning 20.  Join us on May 21 for a virtual celebration of the anniversary.  Dr. Orin Gelderloos will mark the occasion by delivering his long-awaited, once-postponed Legacy Lecture.  

EIC is hosting Michigan Master Naturalist program in 2021

The Environmental Interpretive Center is hosting a Michigan Master Naturalist program in 2021.  The Rouge River Region program will run from May through October on one Saturday a month.  Participants will learn about the interconnectedness of Southeast Michigan’s natural ecosystems and how everyone can contribute to wildlife conservation in their own backyard and community.  See the EIC's MiMN webpage for more details and information on registration.   

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