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Wakefield-Marenisco students get hands-on lessons in agriculture

 

September 25, 2021

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

FOURTH GRADE students of Wakefield-Marenisco K-12 School work Thursday on an experiment within a Michigan Farm Bureau van known as the Food, Agriculture & Resources in Motion Science Lab. The boys, from front to back, are Wyatt Adair, James LaPlant and Kevyn Nordine. The girl in the background is Macie Lavasseur. Adults behind them, from left, are Jen Jacobson (a parent) and teacher Kathy Makela.

By P.J. GLISSON

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WAKEFIELD - Students of the Wakefield-Marenisco K-12 School enjoyed a field day on Thursday. The site was parked conveniently right behind the school.

It was in the form of a large, roving educational van known as the Food, Agriculture & Resources in Motion Science Lab.

Known more simply as the FARM Science Lab, the colorfully painted vehicle came courtesy of the Michigan Farm Bureau.

At the time the Globe visited, fourth grade students of Kathy Makela were immersed in one of the hands-on agricultural lessons that was part of the package.

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