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  • Kellogg Biological Station K-12 Partnership Workshop for Science Teachers (April 2019)

    Dates:

    April 16, 2019. 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.  

    Location:

    Kellogg Biological Station Auditorium, 3700 East Gull Lake Drive, Hickory Corners, MI  49060

    Description:

    The 2019 plenary speaker is Dr. Jen Owen, MSU, Associate Professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. Topic: Avian health and disease ecology. Dr. Owen runs the Michigan State Bird Observatory which includes banding stations at two locations. Workshop sessions will feature presentations by MSU scientists and provide ideas for all grade levels. Highlights include:

    • Use real datasets from the Kellogg Biological Station to teach ecology and statistics in the classroom
    • Learn how to talk about evolution with K-12 students 
    • Discuss long-term research and why it is important
    • Garden-based learning at school and in your community
  • Kellogg Biological Station Seminar Series (Fall and Spring)

    Dates:

    Please see the Website below for the current schedule.

    Location:

    Stack 237, Kellogg Biological Station, E. Gull Lake Drive, Hickory Corners, MI 49060

    Description:

    KBS's mission is to develop programs in research, education and extension directed toward a comprehensive understanding of natural and managed ecosystems and the conservation of natural resources.  Please see the list of upcoming seminars at the website listed below.

  • Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program

    Location:

    Applicants attend classes in their county.

    Description:

    The Michigan Master Gardener Program is a horticulture education and volunteer leader training program offered by MSU Extension. It provides home gardening information to Michigan citizens through a network of trained volunteers. An interest in plants, a personal commitment to volunteerism, and an enthusiasm for sharing knowledge with others are the only prerequisites. Applicants attend classes in their county, learning basic horticultural principles and environmentally sound gardening practices. They then provide volunteer leadership and service to their community through a variety of gardening-related activities. The program objectives are to provide instruction in basic horticultural science to motivated active gardeners and to provide MSU Extension with trained volunteers who will provide timely, accurate information to the public in the rapidly expanding area of home horticulture.

  • Midwest Chestnut Producers Council Annual Meeting (March 2019)

    Dates:

    March 8 - 9, 2019

    Location:

    Kellogg Biological Station, 3700 E Gull Lake Drive, Hickory Corners, MI

    Description:

    The meeting will include two days of excellent, grower-curated programming. This extended program allows for more in-depth educational and networking opportunities for chestnut producers, including a social mixer and silent auction at the historic Caretaker's Cottage on site. Topics of interest include an update on crop estimate, Asian chestnut gall wasp, brown rot, and ongoing research by Michigan State University specialists. The program also features a number of innovative grower presentations.

  • Pasture Dairy Tours

    Location:

    Kellogg Biological Station Dairy Center, 10461 N. 40th Street, Hickory Corners, MI, 49060.

    Description:

    Guided tours are available for agricultural professionals, farmers, and educators. Tours are 45 to 60 minutes long and are tailored to the group’s interests. Tours need to be scheduled at least one month prior to the desired tour date.

  • W.K. Kellogg Manor House Tours, Programs, and Events

    Location:

    3700 East Gull Lake Dr, Hickory Corners, MI, 49060.

    Description:

    The historic Kellogg Manor House, a beautiful example of Tudor Revival architecture, represents an important and fascinating time in Michigan's history. The Manor House offers field trips, tours, programs, and public events throughout the year.

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