Harvest Farm Ecology


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

Harvest Farm Ecology (Late September-Early November): Designed to allow participants to experience and explore the sustainability of the farm environment and how we as humans interact with the farm. We explore the essential question of how animals and plants prepare for winter in this harvest-themed learning adventure. This inquiry-based program is interactive and takes students on an exciting tour of the farm. Take a wagon ride to pick a pumpkin at the patch, visit the orchard  to explore apple life cycle and the science of tasting, press apples into cider and enjoy a harvest snack with cider, and engage with the farm animals to learn how they prepare to cope with the coming cold. 



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

Looking for other Fall programs at MSU Tollgate Farm? Check out The Secret Life of TreesWeather and Animal AdaptationsWater and Land: The ConnectionEcosystem ExplorationsInsect Investigations, and The Journey of Water and Beyond.

Questions? Contact Ellen Koehler, 248-701-9956 or koehle43@msu.edu