2021 MSU Tollgate Farm 4-H Virtual Interactive Follow The Nutrient Trail Series

April 8, 2021 - May 6, 2021


Contact: For information contact Ellen Koehler at koehle43@msu.edu or 248-701-9956.

Option #1
April 26 - 30, 2021
3:30 - 4:45 p.m. EST


Option #2
April 8, 15, 22, 29 & May 6, 2021
2 - 3:15 p.m. EST

How do plants and animals depend on other living things to help them survive? Let's follow the nutrient trail of consumers, producers, and decomposers as we meet our goats, chickens, and red wiggler friends, the worms! Visiting the garden, greenhouse, orchard, and animal barn, students will investigate how plants depend on animals and insects for their survival and how the energy of the sun and nutrients travel through the nutrient cycle. Students will interact with Tollgate Farm staff as they question, hypothesize, experiment, analyze data, conclude and question again through hands-on STEAM challenges. Designed for learners in grades 3-5.

 Cost: $40 first youth participant, $25 additional youth in grades 3-5 in family
Cancellation fee of $15 after March 21, 2021.
A link to join interactive sessions will be sent to registrants before the series begins.


Tags: agriculture, animal agriculture, beginning farmer, chickens, consumers, decomposers, farm, farm animals, garden, goats, grade 3-5, interactive, msu extension, msu tollgate farm, ngss, nutrient cycle, organic agriculture, plants, producers, remote learning, science, worms, youth virtual

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