School Programs

Science, Nature, and Sustainability...Outdoors!

Please note that in Spring 2022 we are only able to offer the Seasonal Nature Explorations and the Trip of a Drip due to staffing constraints.  Programs start on May 2.

The EIC currently offers a variety of pre-K-12 educational programs to schools and community groups in southeastern Michigan. These programs utilize the 300+ acre Environmental Study Area outdoor classroom, EIC classroom and/or teaching laboratories.

Our educational programs emphasize interdisciplinary, inquiry-based learning opportunities that connect to the Michigan K-12 and Next Generation Science Standards.

Exciting educational facilities include:

  • An "outdoor classroom" of over 300 acres of forest, lake, pond, wetland, meadow, and Rouge River habitats.
  • Indoor science laboratories and classroom.
  • A staff of experienced professional naturalists and UM-Dearborn student naturalists.

General program information:.

  • Most programs are free of charge.
  • Programs last 1-1/2 to 2 hours. We can adapt the program to your needs.
  • Program content varies according to grade level and abilities.