Science, Nature, and Sustainability...Outdoors!

The EIC currently offers eleven different pre-K-12 educational programs to schools in southeastern Michigan. These programs, utilize the indoor interactive exhibits, teaching laboratories and classroom of the EIC, as well as the 300+ acre “outdoor classroom” of the adjacent Environmental Study Area.

Our educational programs emphasize interdisciplinary, inquiry-based learning opportunities that connect to the Grade Level Expectations and High School Content for the state of Michigan.

Exciting educational facilities include:

  • An "outdoor classroom" of over 300 acres of forest, lake, meadow, and Rouge River habitats.
  • Indoor science laboratories, computers, classrooms, and interactive exhibits.
  • A staff of experienced, professional naturalists.

General program information:.

  • Most programs are free of charge.
  • Programs last 1-1/2 to 4-1/2 hours. We can adapt the program to your needs.
  • Program content varies according to grade level and abilities.
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