The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
Take a botanical tour of the world in our Conservatory.
Photograph of Red-Tailed Hawk taken at Nichols Arboretum by Andreas Kanon
Click here to learn more about birding at Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum.

teaching opportunities

We encourage university faculty to use our sites for their academic teaching, student assignments, student field research, or service learning projects. MBGNA staff can be scheduled to lead a specialized tour or assist students seeking specific information.

We have experience working with many U-M departments and programs on research, course projects, and visits. Recently we have worked with Architecture; Art & Design; Asian Studies; Atmospheric Oceanic & Spaces Sciences; Dance; Ecology & Evolutionary Biology; School of Education; College of Engineering; English; Landscape Architecture; Museum Studies; School of Natural Resources and Environment; Organizational Studies; Program in Biology; Program in the Environment; Residential College; and the School of Information.

We also sponsor Cultivating Community, a student-run program that offers hands-on experience in sustainable food systems through small-scale organic gardening, field trips to local food-related projects, and workshops on various aspects of sustainable food production and consumption. Learn more.

Staff contact:
Catriona Mortell

Please complete and return this form to let us know what you'd like to do with your students at our sites:

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