Ecosystems Explorations

MSU Tollgate Farm in Novi, Michigan has interactive, educational, and fun school and community field trips designed for a variety of ages.

Ecosystems Explorations (September - October, April - early June): Join us for an adventure to solve a mystery of what internal mechanisms and external behaviors living things carry out in order to aid their survival in a complex and ever-changing environment. How are the plants and animals we see on the farm alike and how are they different? What roles do they play in their ecosystem and how is everything connected? How do the lifestyles of organisms change from season to season and how might this impact the other members of their ecosystem? Visit the fields for a simulation about birds and migration, observe and interact with herd and flock animals at the pond and barn, investigate plant competition, and look up close and personal at the pumpkin and its ecosystem. 



Programs $ 12/per adult or child. Teachers are free. Financial aid process available.

Looking for other Spring programs at MSU Tollgate Farm? Check out Spring into Farming: Follow the Nutrient TrailPlants and their PartnersPlants and their ParentsFrom Sheep to Sweater, Water and Land: The ConnectionEmbryologyInsect ExplorationsThe Story of Maple, and Journey of Water and Beyond

Looking for other Fall programs at MSU Tollgate Farm? Check out The Secret Life of TreesHarvest Farm EcologyWeather and Animal Adaptations, Water and Land: The ConnectionInsect Investigations, and The Journey of Water and Beyond.

Questions? Contact Ellen Koehler, 248-701-9956 or