The Area Wilderness Explorers Club is an event series, a club, and platform for sharing the beauty of the urban wilderness. The club is open to the public and welcomes that participation of all sorts of people. The project is based in the Warren, Michigan, a highly urbanized and sprawling city in Metro Detroit.

The name AWE Society also nods at the emotion of Awe, which can be inspired both by beauty and danger. It is a complex emotion that has been shown to correspond with humility and openness to new information.