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

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.
News  |  April 30, 2019
It is our responsibility to step up our game. Ugh, I know...we are all doing the best we can in so many areas of our lives. But, wherever you are in your consumption of plastic, you can do better. We must all do better.
News  |  February 14, 2019
“PFAS” is a clunky acronym for a slick set of chemicals– brilliant at repelling water and oil on cookware and furniture, yet spread easily through groundwater. They cling to proteins in our blood yet slip through traditional water filters. We need to rid our world of them.
News  |  January 30, 2019
New Year’s resolutions are about creating new habits. We need to break old habits like automatically accepting single-use plastics when they are given to us. And make new habits, like bringing our own reusable items when we’re on the go.
News  |  December 17, 2018
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News  |  September 26, 2018
With a new school year in full swing, the Ecology Center is excited to be back in Michigan’s schools. As a preview of what’s ahead in this year’s jam-packed environmental education calendar, we reflect on some of the accomplishments of the 2017-2018 school year.