The Environmental Study Area

Our Outdoor Classroom

The 300+ acre Environmental Study Area, adjacent to the former home of Henry and Clara Ford, features many natural habitats. These include a mature beech-maple forest, a floodplain forest, an upland mesic forest, meadows, an 8-acre lake, and the Rouge River on its western border.

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Rouge River
Bird Observatory

The Rouge River Bird Observatory is the longest- running, full-time urban bird research station in North America.
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Contact Us:

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