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 - 5:00pm Monday through Friday and the Environmental Study Area is open from sunrise to sunset.

Upcoming Events and Programs

We offer a wide range of upcoming events and programs that provide everyone with the opportunity to connect with and appreciate nature. Discover what's happening next at the Environmental Interpretive Center. 

nature walks
Photo by Sanjeev Selvaraj

Nature Walks for Mental Health Winter Celebration!

2:00pm, December 4th

Focus on your mental health this semester by attending our final walk and celebration! All students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to join. This event includes free pizza, hot cocoa, prizes, and a short walk through nature (dress for the weather). Meet at the Environmental Interpretive Center at 2 o'clock.

Register for the event.

EIC Parkhurst Natural Areas Fellow and Program Coordinator Alexis Kott will point out any interesting wildlife and natural phenomena encountered along the way and a Mental Health and Wellness Peer Educator from Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will share brief guided meditations and mental health check-ins. Contact ankott@umich.edu for more information. 

Field of flowering flowers with school bus in background

School is in Session! 

We are currently offering a variety of educational programs for students of all ages. 

View more information about Programs for School Groups, or requesting a program.