Environmental Interpretive Center building

Promoting Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Interpretive Center

We are the gateway to the 120-acre Environmental Study Area that is accessible to the university, school groups, and the public.

The EIC building is open from 9:00am - 3:00pm Monday through Friday and the Environmental Study Area is open from sunrise to sunset.

Recent and Upcoming Events

Book cover of "Rouge River Revived: How People Are Bringing Their River Back to Life"

Rouge River Revived

The Rouge River caught on fire in 1969.  Today it stands as one of the most successful examples of urban river revival in the country. 

The EIC and the Friends of the Rouge hosted a panel discussion on November 16th with co-authors of the newly released book Rouge River Revived: How People Are Bringing Their River Back to Life

Panelists: 

  • Orin Gelderloos – Professor Emeritus of Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Michigan - Dearborn
  • John Hartig - Visiting Scholar, University of Windsor’s Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research
  • Sally Petrella – Monitoring Manager, Friends of the Rouge
  • Cyndi Ross – Restoration Manager, Friends of the Rouge
The panel discussion video will be available here.  Please check back soon. 

Our Mission

The EIC promotes a healthy environment through education, applied research, community engagement and stewardship.

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.

2022 Pollinator Photo Contest Results

Bumble Bee Close-Up by Craig Bamm

Pollinators Up Close

Bumble Bee Close-Up by Craig Bamm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oudolf Garden in September by Ashley Gottfried-Quam

Pollinator Landscapes 

Oudolf Garden in September by Ashley Gottfried-Quam

The Honey Pot by Linda Gilson
​Pollinator Flower Interactions

The Honey Pot by Linda Gilson