MSU Tollgate Farm Fall Virtual Secret Life of Trees Interactive Weekly Series

October 5, 12, 19, 26, & November 2 
11 a.m. EST

This fall, we'll explore the secret life of trees as we investigate big ideas - how trees have unique and diverse life cycles and how they have amazing structures and functions that help them survive and grow. Do trees compete or cooperate as they use resources in their own environment to survive. Which trees grow at Tollgate Farm and why? How are they alike and different from the trees in the students yard, park, or schoolyard. Aligned with literacy, math, and Next Generation Science Standards, students will get to know trees up close and personal. Interact with MSU Tollgate Farm staff, visit the fields and gardens, engage in STEM challenges, and learn about how we are a part of the same ecosystem as the trees around us and how we can give back to the trees that provide so much for us. 

For grades K-2

Cost: $40 first youth participant, $25 additional youth in family 
Cancellation of $15 per family past September 28.
A link to join interactive sessions will be sent to registrants before the series begins.

Registration for MSU Tollgate Farm Fall Virtual Secret Life of Trees Interactive Weekly Series is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on October 4, 2020.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For information contact Ellen Koehler at or 248-701-9956.