Click here to learn more about birding at Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum.
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.