Dow Digital Science Center

Forest Hill Nature Trail

Welcome to the Forest Hill Nature Area. We hope to help you will gain a better understanding and appreciation of science and nature as a whole.

Welcome To Forest Hill!

The Forest Hill Nature Area, located in Gratiot County, Michigan is land that has been set aside for the preservation and appreciate of the natural world. The nature area has walking trails through 90 acres of gently rolling hills, open fields, wetlands, willow thickets and woodlots. The Forest Hill Nature Area is home to a variety of wildlife such as white-tailed deer, muskrats, ducks and turkeys.

The nature area provides outdoor educational field trips for many elementary school students in Gratiot, Isabella and Montcalm counties. 

How do we divide the Nature Area into specifics?

We have chosen to zone forest hill nature area with the help of local experts from the Forest Hill Nature Area. 

Each location has its own marker with a individual QR code for the location the maker links to the Alma College web page of the Dow Digital Science Center and is a repository for all projects pertaining to the DDSC.

Digital Nature Trail

The Forest Hill Nature Area hosts a wide array of species of plants animals, insects and trees. How many of these can you find on your journey through the nature area today? 

Along the digital nature trail at Forest Hill, you will find QR codes. Scan the codes at each station to read about all of the wildlife found here at the Forest Hill Nature Area and documented by the students of Alma College and the Dow Digital Science Center.