MSU Tollgate Farm Virtual Sustainable Stewards Series - April 23

April 23, 2021 4:00PM - 5:00PM


Contact: For more information, please contact Ellen Koehler at 248-701-9956 or

What does sustainability mean, and why is it important to you? 

A steward is someone whose responsibility it is to take care of something. MSU Tollgate Farm is offering this FREE virtual 3 part Sustainable Stewards Series to explore how you can be a sustainability steward with your peers and with community partners. These panel discussions will help you prepare for college and career as you explore how sustainability will impact your future in meaningful ways. 

Led by college students and local community partners and moderated by staff, these virtual panel discussions will be
followed by Q & A and peer-to-peer discussion.


Water World - April 23, 2021 4–5 p.m. EST – Erin Cassidy and members of Friends of the Rouge

Friends of the Rouge seek to restore, protect, and enhance the Rouge River Watershed through individual and community actions to assure that its natural, economic, and recreational value enhances the quality of life in the ecosystem. Along with other teen leaders and Friends of the Rouge staff and volunteers, explore issues facing this local watershed and the work of FOTR during this panel discussion.

Climate Science Basics: Climate Science and YOU - May 21, 2021 4-5 p.m. EST - Lindsey Kemmerling, MSU PhD Candidate, MSU Kellogg Biological Station

What do you know about how climate change impacts you and how you impact climate change? Explore climate science and climate change with PhD candidate Lindsey Kemmerling as she shares climate science basics to help you build your own knowledge and understanding. Explore your own carbon footprint and engage in conversation about how you can make a difference.

Once registered, watch your email for a zoom invitation. 
Friday, 4 - 5 p.m. EST
March 26, April 23, May 21

Register early to save your space. This series is a precursor to the summer Stewards Sustainability Leadership Institute, but it is not necessary to take place in the institute to attend these sessions. All are welcome! 
Participants under 18 need parental consent to participate in this program.


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