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Matthaei-Nichols Summer Intern Posters

Matthaei-Nichols Summer Intern Posters

Capping the summer work season August 6, Matthaei-Nichols student interns presented the projects they worked on all summer. Interns, their familes and friends, donors, and Matthaei-Nichols’ staff enjoyed lunch, remarks by staff and students, and a tour of...
Intern Luncheon and Poster Presentations – August 6

Intern Luncheon and Poster Presentations – August 6

We enjoyed celebrating the achievements of our summer interns on Sunday, August 6 at the Intern Luncheon and Poster Presentations at Matthaei Botanical Gardens! The Matthaei-Nichols staff doubles every summer with nearly 40 U-M student interns in our Nature Academy...
Aquaponics: A Sustainable Solution?

Aquaponics: A Sustainable Solution?

By Carley PostmaA typical interaction at the local big-box home-improvement store (as I go to the plumbing aisle for my third time that week):    The cashier sees a young woman carrying a single 10-foot PVC pipe to the     checkout (I can...
Nichols Arboretum Community United in Nature

Nichols Arboretum Community United in Nature

By Roxane StrobelA year ago on a July day, I sat atop the summit of a mountain, bundled in fleeces and basking in the alpine sunlight. I was a summit caretaker with the Green Mountain Club, a non-profit membership organization whose mission is to preserve and protect...
A Pocketful of Peace

A Pocketful of Peace

By Lexi BrewerThe house at the Washington Hts. entranceto Nichols Arboretum, formally called theJames D. Reader Jr. Urban EnvironmentalEducation Center at the Burnham House.Construction on the house began in 1837.The house was moved to the Arboretumlocation from Wall...
Nature’s Rx Effect

Nature’s Rx Effect

By Kate VogelIt’s June of 2016 and I’m sitting at the doctor’s office when she asks how I enjoy spending my time. I was there to figure out how to treat my chest pain, which she thought was coming from anxiety (and caffeine, but that’s a different story). I told her...