The UM Field Station staff take great pleasure in hosting events for the public and for the university, especially when they involve children, the next generation of stewards for our state. Each summer we have Ecology Day Camp and Math & Science Camp for kids and we play host for the USDA’s Adopt-A-School program. Each program teaches kids the importance of preserving our habitats and ecosystems.
Many teachers also take advantage of the facilities and bring their students for tours of the laboratories, ponds and other facilities. The Field Station offers something for every age, from elementary to high school.
The kids don’t get to have all the fun though – our auditorium is filled several times per year with beginning teachers taking part in Project Learning Tree, and we have hosted workshops, open houses and Natural Resource Council meetings.