Although the Whitehouse Nature Center encourages all to participate in its educational and passive recreational offerings, certain activities detract from its intended purpose and mission.
The following activities are not permitted in the Center:
- Horseback riding
- Unleashed dogs
- Alcoholic beverages
- Picking of plants
- Removal of any natural objects (living or not)
- Motorized vehicles of any type
Team running is discouraged due to the disruption to the wildlife and quiet setting.
Remember, the Nature Center is your place to enjoy, not destroy; to linger, not litter. Thank you!
Please see the Hours page for trail and Visitor Center hours of operation.
To report violations
Albion College Campus Safety: 517-629-1234
Nature Center Director: 517-629-0582
The Whitehouse Nature Center hosts monthly programs that are open to the general public, ranging from Nature Tots for 3-5 year olds to summer adventure camps for elementary school students to adult conservation classes where we build nesting boxes for wildlife and enjoy bird walks through various habitats of the Center.
For more information and in order to prepare, please pre-register for all programs by phone or
December 20 10:00-11:30 am
If your little tot, ages 3 – 5, enjoys the outdoors, animals and plants then this monthly program will help them explore the natural world through games, crafts, stories and hands-on discoveries. Class will be held indoors and out, so please dress for the weather. An adult must accompany child. (PR)
Pre-register by calling the Whitehouse Nature Center at 517-629-0582 by the Wednesday before program.
Annual Christmas Bird Count
January 3, 2014
Each winter across the nation, birders take to the woods, fields and waters counting the number and variety of bird species seen within a 24 hour period. Join the Whitehouse Nature Center as we venture through diverse habitats in search of our songsters, waterfowl and raptors during the daylight hours and gather in the moonlight for owls. Bring binoculars and field guides if you have them.
Pre-registration is required at which time you will be given the times for the counts.
Albion Bee School
March 1, 2014
Beginner and intermediate classes offered on Beekeeping.