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RMC Prairie Pre-Restoration Site Cleanup


Help restore the front RMC grounds to native prairie land!

Come join us at the Research Museum Complex (RMC) Saturday, March 16th & 23rd, from 10am-2pm, and help us cleanup and prepare the RMC Prairie restoration site for planting.

The RMC is in the process of restoring the front lawn into native prairie grounds. This process includes site cleanup and preparation (March 2019), planting a cover crop (May 2019), and then finally, planting the native pollinator friendly prairie (November 2019)! But first – site cleanup!

Plan on wearing clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and bring a rake and gloves if you have them. If you have extra rakes or gloves to share, please bring those as well. Come for part or all of the day. We need as much help as we can get!

Please RSVP if you can make it and whether you can bring a rake or gloves. Send RSVP and any questions to: Sasha Bishop -

The event is located at the RMC, 3600 Varsity Drive, Ann Arbor, MI. Rain dates scheduled for: Sunday, March 17th and/or 24th

Throughout the restoration process scientists will be conducting research to examine the impact of restoring native habitat areas and prairie succession on the flora and fauna of associated with this site. Come learn about the restoration project and be part of a community wide restoration effort!

RMC Specimen Spotlight Videos

Over a nearly two-year period, more than 12 million specimens from the University of Michigan’s zoology, paleontology, and anthropology collections are being moved to a state-of-the-art off-campus collections and research facility.

This week we're opening some tanks and taking a look at a very rare species of goliath frog.


Checkmate! This Ivory chess set was brought to campus in 1886 after being displayed by the Chinese Imperial Government at the World's Fair in New Orleans.

The pink fairy armadillo, one of the smallest armadillo species. This particular pink fairy armadillo was given to the university by former president of Argentina, Domingo Faustino Sarmiento.

Think the squirrels in Ann Arbor are crazy? Check out the collection at the U-M Museum of Zoology.



“These collections are the result of the work of thousands of scientists for over one hundred years, and the move to the RMC will allow us to preserve that legacy for generations to come.” LSA Dean Andrew Martin