Two Great Locations, One Organization

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Who We Are

We are one organization with two locations at the University of Michigan. Our mission is to promote environmental enjoyment, stewardship, and sustainability through education, research, and interaction with the natural world.

What’s Happening

Earth Words (our blog)

Everything You Wanted To Know About Native Plants

Curious about native plants—the how, when, where, and why to use them? If you want to learn more about their use in horticulture and especially in your garden, be sure to attend one or all of the series on native plants presented by the Ann Arbor chapter of Wild Ones....

Photography Exhibit: Elements of Change

Michigan photographer Diane Zoellmer says that one of the biggest attractions to photography for her is the ability to capture the moment. Living along the lake shore provides a lot of opportunities for that---"and with mother nature changing the view from one second...

Matthaei-Nichols January 2018 Programs and Events

Looking for some nature-based education opportunities this winter? Our non-profit and mission-related groups offer presentations, workshops, and classes in beekeeping, ikebana, native plants, birding, and more. Here's the January 2018 lineup of programs at Matthaei...

Former Interns, Future Victors for Nature

Over the years hundreds of U-M students have turned their summers into a nature-centered learning experience as interns in our Nature Academy program. The students contribute to our organization in remarkable ways and in prodigious quantities, all while engaging every...

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