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

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.

Registration for 2021 MSU Tollgate Farm 4-H Virtual Follow The Nutrient Trail Interactive Weekly Series is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on April 28, 2021.


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.