2014 MCHS Education Field Day

IMG_9587On May 5, 2014, over 60 environmental science and biology students from Michigan City High School (MCHS) spent their day at Tryon Farm engaged in active learning about the natural world.

Activities included:

  • Cookie Fergeson (Indiana Native Plant & Wildflower Society (INPAWS)) conducted a program on birding and led tours in search of migrating birds
  • Nicole Messacar (TFI Member and Education Director for LaPorte Soil & Water Conservation District)  led a hands-on session on using plant guidebooks to identify native plants
  • Suzanne Kraus (TFI Member and Tryon beekeeper) led a demonstration program on honey bees, hives and the harvesting process

Thank you to MCHS teacher Stephanie Dege for arranging for this and for bringing students back again to Tryon Farm!  Special thanks to Nicole Messacar for once again coordinating a great learning day at the Farm.

Event photos also available on TFI’s Flickr page.

About TryonFarmInstitute

Tryon Farm Institute, Inc. (TFI) is an Indiana chartered non-profit land trust and education organization with a mission to connect human and natural communities by promoting habitat diversity and sustainable land husbandry.

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