Education and Awareness
Albion College is committed to maintaining a living, learning, and working environment for students, faculty, and staff that is free of sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is contrary to the standards of the College community, and it is a barrier to fulfilling the College's academic mission.
Education and Awareness
Education and awareness are essential to Albion College efforts against sexual harassment including sexual assault, and the College provides educational materials and programs. Education efforts shall include the on-going discussion of the sexual harassment policy and an understanding of what constitutes sexual harassment, procedures for addressing alleged sexual harassment, and methods for prevention of sexual harassment. Educational programs shall be held for new students (i.e., first-year and transfer students) and new faculty and staff members. Ongoing educational programs shall also be held for faculty, staff, and students.
Resources and Support
Resources for support include the offices and program below. All information shared with these offices will remain confidential to the extent permitted by law and College policy.
For Further Information
Information concerning sexual harassment is available from the offices listed below.
||Anna Howard Shaw Women's Center (Ferguson Hall, Suite 103)
||Office of Campus Safety (1003 E. Cass St.)
||Office of Human Resources (1003 E. Cass St.)
||Office of the Provost (Ferguson Hall, Suite 201)
|| Office of Vice President for Student Affairs (Ferguson Hall, Suite 216)
For Confidential Consultation
Faculty members, staff members, or students (as designated) may seek free and confidential consultation from the campus resources listed below.
Nature Center Hours
Visitor Center Hours
|Monday - Friday
||9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
|Saturday - Sunday
||12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
(please call ahead; see below)
Note that Visitor Center hours can vary due to the season and the availability of students. If you are planning on visiting on a specific day, particularly during weekends, please call ahead: 517/629-0582.
There is no admission fee to visit.
You can also e-mail Nature Center Director David Green at
Trails are open 365 days a year, dawn to dusk.
The Whitehouse Nature Center is currently caring for hives being kept on the property. They are standard top-bar hives that house Italian honeybees. The student-led Albion College Beekeeping Club, along with Nature Center Director David Green, cares for the hives throughout the year.
It is our hope to soon add more "natural" hive structures that are most sustainable and bee-friendly, using swarms obtained via extermination calls.
5th Annual Albion Bee School
February 28, 2015, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Two sets of classes…
- Beginner classes for those just starting
- NEW - Intermediate classes for those who have already established a hive
Classes will cover the natural history of the honeybee, how to set up and care for a hive, handling/ordering bees, bee pests/parasites, splits and more. Meet local bee vendors for supplies and support. All classes are taught by experienced beekeepers.
Pre-registration is $40.00 per participant. Special pricing for students 17 and under. Lunch and refreshments are included.
To register or for more information contact David Green, Whitehouse Nature Center director, at
or call 517/629-0582.
Albion College Beekeeping Club
The Albion College Beekeeping Club is a student-led organization supported by the Whitehouse Nature Center. Its mission is to spread awareness of bee-related environmental issues throughout the campus and community. Beekeeping Club members are in charge of maintaining the hives located at the Whitehouse Nature Center and for hosting educational events on campus.
Program Opportunities and Resources
Dahlem Nature Center
Kalamazoo Bee Club
If you're looking for a wild way to celebrate your child's birthday this year, look no further than the Whitehouse Nature Center!
All parties include an hourlong program with a trained naturalist that includes games, a hike, guest goody bags, and a live animal presentation, as well as access to our interpretive center (home to more than a dozen live animals) for self-provided cake and presents.
Contact David Green at 517/629-0582 to discuss program fees and to schedule a party today!
Choose from one of our pre-created parties or tell us your child's interests and we'll create a personalized program!
Tails and Scales (Reptiles)
Millions of years ago dinosaurs inhabited the earth, and now you can meet some of their modern relatives up close and personal! Your guests will learn all about these fascinating reptiles and even get the chance to touch a live snake!
Your birthday guests will love using nets, jars, and magnifying glasses to discover who lives in the Kalamazoo River! Insects, minnows, frogs, and crayfish all call this river home. After exploring, your guests will meet several native species up close.
Insects and Butterflies
Does your birthday child love all things "creepy" and crawly? Celebrate his or her birthday by checking out a real beehive and mealworm colony! Go exploring for native insects and butterflies and then meet some animals up close that call these insects "lunch."
Learn about what it was like living as a pioneer in Michigan, make sustainable crafts such as pioneer "lightbulb" candles, and meet some of the creatures that pioneers were likely to encounter face to face!
Birthday Guidelines to Keep in Mind:
- Maximum per party is 20 children plus chaperones.
- Have kids wear secure name tags for the duration of their visit as well as clothing that is appropriate for the weather.
- In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the staff may have to change the party format.
- Please provide your own food, cake, and decorations. Getting here an hour early to set up is a great idea.
- Come ready to have fun and learn about the natural world!