Education & Research

There are many opportunities for nature-based learning at Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum. You can take a class, join a guided tour, attend an event, find information on our site and learn on your own.

For students and faculty at Michigan we link both campus and the broader community. This makes us an essential part of the “Michigan difference” that sets our university apart from many other institutions of higher learning.

For the entire community we offer programs year-round. The roster includes lectures series, exhibits, workshops, field classes, and more, most free and offered by our partner groups. No registration required unless noted in description. Check out our program and events calendar.

For kids, our youth programs are designed to give children the unique opportunity to explore plants in a variety of natural settings. And we offer guided and self-guided field trips for students in grades pre-K through 12.

Click on the links at left to learn about our nature-based education opportunities.

Wolverine pathways students at Matthaei