Public Events

Whitehouse Nature Center public programs

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. For more information and in order to prepare, please pre-register for all programs by phone or e-mail.

Nature Tots

Nature Tots are on Fridays and run from 10-11:30 a.m. and are for ages 3-5. There will be a craft, story and outdoor game during each session. 

Topics include:

  • Feb 12 - Rabbits
  • March 18 - Bats
  • April 15 - Sunflowers

Pre-register by contacting  or call 517-629-0582.


Sixth-Annual Albion Bee School

Saturday, Feb. 27, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
$40 per person for pre-registration, $25 per person for students ages 17 and under
Albion College’s Science Complex Building

Classes will cover the natural history of the honeybee, how to set up and manage a hive, handling/ordering bees, bee diseases, how to attract bees, CCD and more. Local beekeeping vendors will be on hand for supplies and support.

Bee school features:

  • Keynote by Jack Erwin
  • Beginner classes for those just starting
  • Intermediate classes for those who have already established a hive
  • Participate in the Honeybee Raffle

Registration price includes

  • Classes
  • Hot lunch
  • Refreshments throughout the morning

Pre-Registration By Check

Checks made out to Albion College and mailed to:

Albion College
c/o Whitehouse Nature Center
611 East Porter Street
Albion, MI 49224

Pre-Registration By Credit Card

Call 517-629-0507; between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

For general information or for a list of classes, contact or call 517-629-0582.


Night Hikes

  • February 22, 7-8:30 p.m.
  • March 18, 8:30-10 p.m.
  • April 22, 9-10:30 p.m.

Volunteer Days

  • March 31, April 7, and April 21 from 4:30-6 p.m.

Pre-register by contacting  or call 517-629-0582. Feel free to call or email for more information!