An Educational Field Day
Each September, Marquette and Alger Conservation Districts host an educational field day at the Michigan State University Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center in Chatham, MI. This day is geared towards 5th grade students who attend from schools around the two-county area. We’ve had schools participate all the way from Grand Marias to Powell Township, and schools as far South as Wells Township.
The day consists of over 25 professional presenters getting students engaged in conservation practices, healthy food choices, agricultural activities, as well as wildlife management and watershed health. These are just a few topics, as we gain more presenters and more topics every year.
300+ Students Each Year
Over 25 Presenters
Become A Presenter
Are you a professional in the conservation or agriculture field? Are you an expert on an environmental toppic? Are you a local food enthusiast? Join our group of amazing volunteer presenters!
We are always looking for folks who can make the day even better for the students. Some topics our presenters have covered in the past: recycling, soil health, composting, invasive species, renewable energy, beekeeping, apple heterozygosity and more! Please contact our District Manager to become a presenter at the next Agripalooza!
Bring Your Students
Are you interested in bringing your students to Agripalooza? Agripalooza is a great learning opportunity for students, and we are always looking to get as many schools involved as possible! Please contact our Outreach Coordinator for a chance to participate in Agripalooza!