2020 School Tours Registration

School Tours 2020 at the Thumb Octagon Barn, Gagetown, an educational field trip for students, preschool through 8th grade will be held during the school day on Wednesday, May 13th, Thursday, May 14th, and Friday, May 15th. Cost is $2.00 fee donation for each student and each chaperone attending. There will be over 25 stations to explore. Theme for 2020 is ‘Farm Livestock!’

With the theme for 2020: ‘Farm Livestock!’ students will learn about the variety of different animals on the farm in the early 1900’s and why each of the animals were important to the farm families and the Community. Students will learn what the animals ate, where their food was obtained, plus discussions related to the how/why farm livestock has changed over the years – up to what is happening today. Also, highlighting how all the different types of food industries figure into life-long occupations and businesses for Michigan and the World. There will be collaborations with Michigan State University Extension/4-H, Future Farmers of America (FFA),the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, formerly Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), as well as, other organizations to provide additional educational information for the students. The theme – ‘Farm Livestock!’ – ties directly to Michigan Standards for Health, Science, and Social Studies at each grade levels.

School Tours Mission Statement: Today…Everyday…Educating…Improving…Working…To Save History For Tomorrow’s Future!


(Note:  When you register online, you’ll receive an email with your submission details.  If you need to make any changes later, use the contact form).

Hope to see you in 2020!
Diane Rapson Gabil, chairperson (989-392-1080).

If you have any comments or questions for Diane, please use the contact form:

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Want to see more of what it is all about?  Here’s the 2019 wrap-up.  This video will give you an idea of what goes on at School Tours. Special thanks to Tyler Leipprandt from Michigan Sky Media.






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