07/01/2022

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....
06/23/2022

Fun things to do around campus this fall

Here are a few of our favorite things....
10/18/2021

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...
03/31/2021

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....
05/25/2020

Don't let the 'murder hornet' give wasps and bees a bad name

Before anyone panics, UM-Dearborn naturalist Rick Simek wants everyone to take a calming breath — they aren't here — and remember not all yellow-and-black-striped insects are the same....
09/25/2017

Environmental Interpretive Center’s Rick Simek leads others to the great outdoors

His nearly 25-year career with UM-Dearborn has included developing programs for community involvement, managing the community organic garden and creating new field trip options for area schools....
07/26/2016

Young Naturalist Program brings kids to campus for weeklong environmental science camp

The kids are led by interpreters, mostly UM-Dearborn biology majors and alumni, who guide students’ understanding about ecology and different species through hands-on group learning experiences and conversations....