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.

Upcoming Events

eicContinuing the Vision: An Interactive Experience to Benefit the Environmental Interpretive Center
Friday, April 14, 2023, from 6-9pm at Fair Lane: Home of Clara and Henry Ford

Friends and supporters of the Environmental Interpretive Center are invited to attend a fundraising event at Fair Lane: Home of Clara and Henry Ford. Fair Lane has been closed for a number of years for renovations, but you will be able to stroll through the newly renovated rooms on the first floor and learn about the history of the Clara and Henry Ford's home and the ongoing use of the estate grounds as an environmental classroom. Join us and support the EIC!

Scientific Illustrations Showcase February 7- April 30

The EIC is collaborating with Applied Arts Instructor Madeleine Barkey to spotlight student artwork, including EIC intern Alexis Kott! 

This is work from the very first Scientific Illustration course at UM-Dearborn. These students drew their hearts out with starting assignments such as simple line drawings of objects and then worked more closely with subjects related to geology, biology, botany, and finally the layered anatomy of an animal.

Thanks to the University’s EIC, their work can be showcased to like-minded lovers of art and the natural world. The hard work, acute observation, and detailed vision of these so-called intermediate students deserves our praise. Enjoy.

The Michigan Master Naturalist Program will be offered from May-October 2023

The EIC will be offering the Michigan Master Naturalist program again, one Saturday a month from May through October! Registration is now open. Master Naturalist programs tend to fill up quickly, so sign up right away. 

Video recording of "Rouge River Revived"

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