Whitehouse Nature Center

A Turtle Tale: Whitehouse Nature Center's Newest Addition Is Unexpected, Welcome

Whitehouse Nature Center baby Eastern box turtle, spring 2020

Whitehouse Nature Center baby turtle, spring 2020
A pair of Eastern box turtles named Sid and Nancy, who have called Whitehouse Nature Center home for years, have had a long and tempestuous relationship. But in February Nancy laid eggs, and in March, against the odds, one hatched. "This is kind of a big deal," said Center Director Jason Raddatz.

Jason Raddatz, '91, Returns to Albion as Whitehouse Nature Center Director

Jason Raddatz, Albion College Class of 1991 and director of the Whitehouse Nature Center

Jason Raddatz, Albion College Class of 1991 and director of the Whitehouse Nature Center

Jason Raddatz, '91, has worked as a nurse, a fund accountant, a marketing coordinator, a card dealer and a professional musician. But he truly loves education and his lifelong devotion to nature, and he gets to combine both as the new director of Albion College's Whitehouse Nature Center.

Whitehouse Nature Center Fosters Conversation on Kalamazoo River's Future

The Kalamazoo River running through downtown Albion.

The Kalamazoo River running through downtown Albion.

Albion College will host "RiverTalk Albion: Connecting the Kalamazoo River Community,” one of two community conversations centered on linking resources, lives and livelihoods to the river, which remains a valuable and vital part of Michigan. It will be held February 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ludington Center.

Nicole Wood a Natural Fit as Whitehouse Nature Center's New Director

Nicole Wood, director, Whitehouse Nature Center, Albion College

Nicole Wood, director, Whitehouse Nature Center, Albion College
There is something about the natural world that has always spoken to Nicole Wood. So when the opportunity arose to become director of the Whitehouse Nature Center, she jumped at the opportunity. Now she wants the center, tucked away just off campus, to find a new identity.

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