Having a Field Day: Students gather together for class that has a 50-year tradition of foraging

Led by Professor Emeritus Orin Gelderloos, UM-Dearborn's “salad bar course" — with its cattails, elderberry, mint and more — is more than nutritious; it teaches students how to understand and interact with local nature....

How 'birdhouses for bees' can help pollinators in peril

Most of us have heard that bees are disappearing. And that’s not good news for our gardens or food supply. Senior Kaitlyn Tatro and the Environmental Interpretive Center have a plan for aiding bees and other insect pollinators. And, if you choose, it could...

UM-Dearborn has saved half a million dollars on its utility bills since the start of the pandemic

If you’re looking for silver linings, here’s one....

The Sights and Sounds of Spring

If you want to enjoy the sights and sounds of colorful songbirds, this is the week they stop at the Environmental Interpretive Center’s 300-acre Natural Areas to relax and fuel up before continuing on their migration journey north....

Spiders in the house? Put that blowtorch away

Spiders are all over your home and in your yard. Associate Professor Anne Danielson-Francois, a renowned spider expert, says that’s a good thing. Hear her out....

‘There is so much beauty in nature that needs our protection’

Professor Ulrich Kamp is using 90 years of images to visually show how the glaciers in the Andes of Southern Peru are rapidly melting — and hopes seeing is believing. His research is one of nine faculty projects highlighted in CASL's Faculty Research Slam ...

Creating pathways to nature

The Office of Metropolitan Impact is instrumental in organizing SEMI Wild and its career and education pathway program that connects underrepresented youth to organizations like UM-Dearborn, the Detroit Zoological Society, Belle Isle Nature Center and oth...

Intense rainfall causes flooding at UM-Dearborn

Facilities crews are responding to flooding in multiple campus buildings after more than 6 inches of rain fell in 24 hours....

Why was there smoke coming from the Environmental Study Area?

In late March, the Environmental Interpretive Center's staff organized a prescribed burn to keep the one-acre prairie in UM-Dearborn’s Environmental Study Area maintained and healthy....

The big ideas that could get U-M to net-zero emissions

Recommendations from the teams working on U-M’s carbon neutrality plan reveal how the university could reach its ambitious goal to fight climate change....