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 & 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. 


2023 Pollinator Photo Contest

The Environmental Interpretive Center at the University of Michigan-Dearborn is once again sponsoring its annual Pollinator Photo Contest. The Center will accept photo entries from June 1 - September 30. Learn more about contest rules and information, or submit a photo.

Young Naturalist Program

Year-Round Young Naturalist Program

This year-round program offers four seasons of exciting outdoor science and nature investigations for children 9 to 12 years old. Monthly sessions take place on Saturdays from 9:30 am to noon.

Dates: (2023-2024) Sept. 23, Oct 21, Nov 17 (Friday Evening), Dec 16, Jan 20, Feb 17, Mar 16, Apr 20, May 11


Register for Year-Round Young Naturalists 2023-2024

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.