The Whitehouse Nature Center depends on generous help from volunteers who contribute time, materials, or money to the many phases of the Center's operation: leading tours, trail maintenance, habitat development, through the donation of plant materials, and educational publications.
The Center is always happy to receive inquiries form persons and groups interested in volunteer service.
- Outdoor/environmental education: teaching/assisting classes; internships
- Align programs with the state of Michigan's Educational Standards and Expectations
- Special event planning and conducting
- Composting: vermicomposting
- Wildlife management: species inventory; nesting/roosting box program; habitat improvement
- Water management: rain-barrel workshop; rain garden
- Land management: invasive species removal; prairie management; tree planting and care; trails
- Beekeeping: Honey and Hives (future program)
- Raptor Care: (future program)
- Naturalist training for summer programming
- Project Wild, Aquatic Wild, Project Learning Tree
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
Electric Vehicle Support
The Albion College Campus currently supports 3 methods of charging electirc vehicles on campus.
1. At the Science Complex, in the east parking lot, there is an EVI (Electric Vehicle Infrastructure) DS-200-Dl. This supports up to two vehicles, providing either 110 or 220 volts via a type 3s connector.
2. Camous Safety has a GEM LSV-100 Opportunity charger. This is a 220 VAC chrger specifically designed for the GEM car.
3. The Grounds department also utilizes a GEM electric vehicle. This unit uses any standard 110 V outlet.
Pleasse feel free to contact us if you have any questions, concerns, or comments.
Reptilles and Amphibians
Common Snapping Turtle