Welcome to the greenest classroom on campus!
It’s the only one with more than five miles of trails, 400 plus plant species, and the Kalamazoo River running through it. You’ll explore acres of forests and floodplains as you search for any and all species. If you’re interested in experimental plantings or agricultural research you can dig right into the acres of farmland that are reserved for student projects just like yours. After all, many biology, geology, and environmental courses use the center for projects and more.
The Whitehouse Nature Center is 140 acres’ worth of outdoor education, and it comes complete with a visitors’ center that houses a classroom, wildlife observation room, and live exhibits of local reptiles and amphibians. Owned and operated by Albion College, the WNC facilities and services are open to public schools and the community for environmental education. The mission of the WNC is to stimulate awareness and understanding of our natural environments among college, school, community, and other groups.
The Nature Center is named in honor of Dr. William W. Whitehouse, tenth president of Albion College.
Trials are open 365 days a year, every day of the week, from dawn to dusk.
*New Trail Guides and Signs coming soon!
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