We believe that environmental awareness and caring for the natural world should be crucial components of youth education, and we hope to make a difference by improving the environment one child at a time. 

 

Join our Environmental Education team as a Volunteer! 

Looking for a rewarding way to share your passion for the environment? The Ecology Center is looking for volunteer Eco-Educators to help present Environmental Education School Programs. 

Eco-Education Volunteers will receive: 

  • Opportunity to have fun while presenting Ecology Center Programs to K-8 students in the Ann Arbor area. 
  • Ongoing Training - no experience required
  • Continuing Education opportunities for volunteers, including environmental programs, tours, and presentations. 
  • Opportunity to work with others that share an interest in sustainability education. 

Our organization will be able to expand environmental education in schools with the support of caring and giving people like you. Together we can do big things! For more information, contact Mackenzie Munro at 734-369-9277 or email

 

News

Press Release  |  October 10, 2019
The toxic chemicals used in fire retardants and non-stick cookware have been found in artificial turf carpet, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) and The Ecology Center. This raises new public health and environmental concerns.
News  |  September 27, 2019
Retired cancer doctor, Ecology Center Health Leadership Fellow alumna, and environmental health champion Elaine Chottiner discusses PFAS public education and legislative advocacy.
News  |  August 29, 2019
The discovery of toxic per- or polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in many Michigan locations, the fear and concern these chemicals have stirred, and the difficulty posed to government officials and the public on how to respond feel familiar to those residents 50 and over.
News  |  August 29, 2019
On July 29, the Ecology Center participated in a community scientific forum in Washington, D.C. to discuss a range of concerns about the ongoing use of crumb rubbers. At the forum, the Ecology Center presented lead testing results from four playgrounds in D.C.  
Press Release  |  May 6, 2019
New test results show elevated lead in rubber shred at playground in Washington, D.C.
News  |  April 30, 2019
As organizers and advocates of the Breathe Free Detroit campaign along with earlier campaigns, Ecology Center staff have been fighting for the closure of the Detroit trash incinerator for many years.  You may be wondering why it's closed now after so many years.