Thanks to your ongoing support, a young boy was moved by his field trip to black pond woods, and is now studying to be an artist.

Thanks to your generosity, a teenager was able to participate in our summer camp as a volunteer, and had the opportunity to take on increased responsibilities and learn that she too could lead.

Because of your support, we are a free community facility, where people from all walks come on site and are moved by experiences with our animals, educators, and environment, every single day.

These are not just beautiful ideas, but people who were moved by their experience at LSNC and that experience forever changed who they are. Whatever they become, we were a part of it at the very beginning.

Just as every step along the way, you have been there to support us as we grow and expand our ability to reach young people across Southeastern Michigan, and build those personal connections that inspire generations.

Won’t you consider a gift today, to support these leaders of tomorrow?

Leslie Science & Nature Center provides opportunities for connection, just as we have done for over 30 years. We hear stories of previous staff, volunteers, and students going on to be a photographer, a biologist, teacher, engineer, park ranger, and they often cite their time at LSNC as a key moment that helped direct them on their path.

In this day and age, more than ever, it is critical all children have the chance to experience and understand their role in the world around them. LSNC and our sister organization the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, bring this to them, by providing programs in their classroom, in their communities, at their library, with distance learning through their computer, and bringing them to our inspiring sites.

We can’t work toward this end alone: we need your help.

We thank you for the part you have played in our many accomplishments, and we ask you to again play a role in our future as well. Given the urgency of our mission in today’s world, we ask you to give today.

On behalf of our future community, we thank you in advance for your support.


Susan Westhoff

Executive Director

Leslie Science & Nature Center


P.S. Please give today and join us, as we inspire the leaders of tomorrow, today.