Group Visits


Interested in bringing your group or class to visit the IQhub and/or have an educational program? We have many available options that we can customize to fit your needs! Below is a list of all available activities we can provide.

Chaperone Requirements:

As we have a limited amount of staff, we require groups to provide chaperones.  Thank you for your understanding!!!

     * Pre-K to 2nd grade: At least 1 chaperone for every 4-6 students

     * 3rd to 8th grade: 1 chaperone for every 10 students

     * 9th grade and above: 1 chaperone for every 25 students

Pre-K thru 2nd Grade
  • Program
    • N/A

     

    Activities

    • Living Necklace: 15-20 minutes This activity is all hands on deck! Students will explore the world of plants under the soil as they “plant” seeds and watch as their body heat helps them to grow.
    • Plant Needs Bracelet: 15-20 minutes Commonly paired with the “Living Necklace” activity, the Plant Needs Bracelet allows students to understand the requirements plants have in order to grow. Using beads and pipe cleaners, students will create their bracelets and look nothing but fabulous as they showcase their creations to friends and family.
    • Farm to Fork (Making butter): 1 hour Where in the world does food come from? Farmers of course! Join in the conversation to learn how many of our favorite foods are grown and maybe even make a special treat!  (Please let us know if your group has food allergies)
    • Corn Growth Stages: 15-20 minutes Geared towards those kinesthetic learners, this activity allows students to cut and paste their way through the growth stages of a corn plant.
    • IQhub Time Travel: 30-45 minutes Travel back in time as you discover the history of fertilizer and the progression of agriculture!
    • Kids’ Korner Playroom: 10 minutes minimum Available as a special get away for our younger visitors, the Kids’ Korner offers books, games and hands-on activities for even the youngest of agriculture enthusiasts.
    • Tractor Simulator: 2 minute per child Do you have what it takes to achieve a 100% planting rate? Climb aboard our big green tractor and find out!

 

3rd thru 5th

Programs

  • The History of Fertilizer: 1-1.5 hours Climb aboard and take a ride in the IQhub time machine! Travel back and learn about the significant growth agriculture, but most importantly, fertilizer, has faced throughout time. This interactive program will allow students to first listen and absorb the information, then will put them to the test as they create short skits about each event….from memory!
  • Field to Fitness: 1-1.5 hours Travel through the IQhub and learn about how decisions we make every day, such as what food we eat and how much we exercise each day, can affect our lives in a big, big way!
  • Water Cycle Lesson: 1 hour Dive into this lesson and make a big splash! Our planet is made of approximately 75% water, but how does it move? This interactive lesson plan will allow students to experience the water cycle in new and exciting ways!
  • Soil, Seeds, Salsa, oh my! : 3 hours Things are about to get spicy! In this lesson, students will be given many opportunities, from visiting a virtual garden and green roof, to planting their very own salsa gardens! Before the planting takes place, however, students will learn about plant needs and “plant” their very own living necklace, in order to ensure their gardens will receive everything they need to grow!
  • Vermicomposting (Making dirt cups): 1-1.5 hours This lesson will allow students to dig a little deeper into the lives of our friend, the worm! The list of things a worm can do are endless, but did you know they are excellent composters? Jump on in and learn the good, the bad and the wiggly facts of vermicomposting! (Please let us know if your group has food allergies)
  • Farm to Fork (Making butter): 1 hour Where in the world does food come from? Farmers of course! Join in the conversation to learn how many of our favorite foods are grown and maybe even make a special treat!  (Please let us know if your group has food allergies)
  • Are You Smarter Than A Farmer? : 1 hour Put your knowledge to the test in this hour long game. Learn teamwork and leadership skills along the way, as your group works together with classmates to answer many Ag related questions!
  • Agriculture Survivor: 1 hour Row on over to Agro Island to compete in agriculture related triva, games and more. Tribe versus tribe, friends versus friends, learn about the ins and outs of American Agriculture!
  • The Three Sisters: 1 hour Who are the three sisters? What do they do? Learn all about them in this hands-on garden planting experience.
  • Environmental Walking Trail: 1 hour Get outside, stretch those legs and learn about the importance of caring for the environment.
  • Nutrition Trip 101: 45 minutes Students will explore how important plants are to humans.  They will learn about the roots and leaves, to determine how plants “eat”.
  • Ag Economics: 45 minutes Producers and consumers are all related, but not always to they understand how much they need each other!  Come learn your role as a consumer and how you can help out the producers of the world.  Students will get to explore how education, the government and society are all important pieces in the puzzle of agriculture.

Activities

  • Passport Activity (5th Grade only): 30-60 minutes Students will be given the opportunity to work in small groups to complete a short work book. This booklet will guide them through the IQhub, as they visit each exhibit and collect information about the history of fertilizer and agriculture!
  • IQhub Time Travel: 30-45 minutes Travel back in time as you discover the history of fertilizer and the progression of agriculture!
  • Tractor Simulator: 2 minute per child Do you have what it takes to achieve a 100% planting rate? Climb aboard our big green tractor and find out!
  • North Central Research Station Tour: 1-1.5 hours, plus travel time **** Come learn about the exciting science and research that goes into successful farming. Students will see important farming practices (these will vary based on time of year), talk about different soil types, observe weather stations, learn about the latest technology and see a variety of crops we research our products on.

*- Availability of program is dependent on personnel available

**- Availability of program is dependent on group size

****- Availability limited to April-October and on personnel availability

 

6th to 8th

Programs

  • Cool Chemistry: * 30 minutes Join one of our AgroLiquid chemists, as they dive into the world of Chemistry.  See how chemistry applies to the real world and get a tour of our chemistry lab.
  • The History of Fertilizer: 1-1.5 hours Climb aboard and take a ride in the IQhub time machine! Travel back and learn about the significant growth agriculture, but most importantly, fertilizer, has faced throughout time. This interactive program will allow students to first listen and absorb the information, then will put them to the test as they create mock marketing meetings about each event in time….from memory!
  • From Fertilizer to the Field: 30-45 minutes This lesson is very a-mooosing! The Dairy Industry of Michigan ranks 8th in the United States and produces an enormous amount of milk and other dairy products for consumers to eat. Students will learn how the Dairy Industry specifically benefits from the use of liquid fertilizer and how the process can be seen as one big cycle.
  • Soil, Seeds, Salsa, oh my! : 3 hours Things are about to get spicy! In this lesson, students will be given many opportunities, from visiting a virtual garden and green roof, to planting their very own salsa gardens! Before the planting takes place, however, students will learn about plant needs and “plant” their very own living necklace, in order to ensure their gardens will receive everything they need to grow!
  • Nitrogen Cycle Introduction: 1 hour Exactly how it sounds, that’s how it is. In this program, the nitrogen cycle will come to life and help students prepare for future science courses.
  • Careers in Agriculture: 1 hour When you think of jobs in agriculture, what do you think of? Most people would say “vet” or “farmer”. While those answers are true, there are so many more careers out there that all relate back to agriculture. Select this program to learn how many there are!
  • How Important is the Soil? : 1-1.5 hours Students will learn why it’s important to have a healthy soil. With a growing world population and a limited supply of fertile land, they will see why we all must do our part to preserve our precious resource!  From consumer to producer, it’s important we all understand the soil properties and how the color, texture and slope can influence the food and fiber we use!
  • WWW – Wonderful World of Water: 1.5-3 hours This lesson allows students to investigate just how lucky we are to live in the Great Lakes State! Students will discuss how people are affected when water quality is compromised and they will come up with a plan to help.  This program will open student’s eyes to other water issues around the world, as well.
  • Ag Issues 101: 45 minutes – 1 hour This science packed presentation will help students realize how important technology and education are in today’s society! Students will discuss how the world’s population is growing at an alarming rate and our planet can only handle so much stress.  Come explore the various ways technology and education can help our soil, water and energy resources!
  • Nutrition Trip 102: 45 minutes – 1 hour Students will review Nutrient Trip 101 and dig a little deeper!  They will explore specific nutrient use of plants to determine how they “eat”.  The importance of symbiotic relationships will also be discussed.
  • Birds and Bees of Plants (Plant Reproduction): 45 minutes – 1 hour Students will explore the plant structures and what role they play in plant reproduction.  The various life cycles will be explained, as well as the importance of seeds and fruit.  Students will understand how symbiotic relationships are essential to plant reproduction!
  • Ag Economics: 45 minutes Producers and consumers are all related, but not always to they understand how much they need each other!  Come learn your role as a consumer and how you can help out the producers of the world.  Students will get to explore how education, the government and society are all important pieces in the puzzle of agriculture.

Activities

  • Scavenger Hunt: 1-1.5 hours Students will be given the opportunity to work in small groups to complete an informational scavenger hunt worksheet. The worksheet will guide them through the IQhub, as they visit each exhibit and collect information about the history of fertilizer and agriculture!
  • Ag-Mazing Race: 45 minutes-1 hour Teams will race around the IQhub as they complete challenges that get them hands on with agriculture. The adrenaline pumping action is sure not to disappoint!
  • North Central Research Station Tour: 1-1.5 hours, plus travel time **** Come learn about the exciting science and research that goes into successful farming.  Students will see important farming practices (these will vary based on time of year), talk about different soil types, observe weather stations, learn about the latest technology and see a variety of crops we research our products on.

*- Availability of program is dependent on personnel available

**- Availability of program is dependent on group size

****- Availability limited to April-October and on personnel availability

 

 

9th to 12th

Program

  • The History of Fertilizer: 1-1.5 hours Climb aboard and take a ride in the IQhub time machine! Travel back and learn about the significant growth agriculture, but most importantly, fertilizer, has faced throughout time. This interactive program will allow students to first listen and absorb the information, and then apply it in a real world situation!
  • Human Resources and Employability Presentation: 30-60 minutes Available upon request, a person from AgroLiquid Human Resources will present students with important information about the traits and skills that employers look for in their employees! This program is most successful with high school juniors and seniors.
  • Fertilizer 101: 30-45 minutes will share everything there is to know about fertilizer….well, most of it that is. This lesson plan can be adapted to best fit your classroom needs and desires. Topics that will be discussed in this program are: basic fertilizer facts, uses, production and environmental safety.
  • Cool Chemistry : * 30 minutes Join one of our AgroLiquid Chemists, as they dive into the world of Chemistry.  See how chemistry applies to the real world and get a tour of our chemistry lab.  This lesson plan can be adapted to best fit your classroom needs and desires.
  • Sales in Agriculture: 30-15 minutes Join an AgroLiquid Sales Person, they share personal experiences and career success in Agricultural Sales.
  • Careers in Agriculture: 30-60 minutes Paired well with the “Sales in Agriculture” presentation, this program will help students to understand the diversity in agricultural jobs. In the 21st century, it is far more than just cows, sows and plows, it’s marketing, research and so much more!  This program fits best with high school juniors and seniors.
  • 4R’s of Nutrient Management: 1 hour AgroLiquid and the IQhub feel that it is our duty to ensure our world is left, far better than how we found it. Here we strive to leave a Zero Footprint on the Earth, which includes being great stewards of the land. Join us as we explain the 4R Nutrient Management System and the importance of responsible nutrient management!
  • Can I Pass A Soil Test?: 1 hour Soil testing is an important management tool of 21st Century farmers across the United States. This program allows students to learn about various aspects of soil testing, and then put that information to work. Students will be given real life scenarios and asked to do research, crunch numbers and dig a little deeper to discover what nutrients lay beneath the soil.
  • Sustainable Ag. What is it? : 30 – 60 minutes More than likely, everyone has heard the word, “sustainable” at one time or another in their life. However, more often than not, no one seems to know what it means or what it stands for in agriculture. Bust the myths and learn about what it truly means to be sustainable.
  • WWW – Wonderful World of Water: 1.5-3 hours This lesson allows students to investigate just how lucky we are to live in the Great Lakes State! Students will discuss how people are affected when water quality is compromised and they will come up with a plan to help.  This program will open student’s eyes to other water issues around the world, as well.
  • Ag Issues 101: 45 minutes – 1 hour This science packed presentation will help students realize how important technology and education are in today’s society! Students will discuss how the world’s population is growing at an alarming rate and our planet can only handle so much stress.  Come explore the various ways technology and education can help our soil, water and energy resources!
  • How Important is the Soil? : 1-1.5 hours Students will learn why it’s important to have a healthy soil. With a growing world population and a limited supply of fertile land, they will see why we all must do our part to preserve our precious resource!  From consumer to producer, it’s important we all understand the soil properties and how the color, texture and slope can influence the food and fiber we use!
  • Nutrition Trip 201: 45 minutes – 1 hour Students will review Nutrient Trip 102 and dig a little deeper!  They will explore how specific nutrients are broken down in the plant and what they are used for.  Students will understand how nutrient deficiencies can occur and how to fix certain issues in plants.
  • Introduction to Genetics: 45 minutes – 1 hour Genetics is a very exciting topic… Especially for plants!  Students will learn what DNA is, what it’s made of and how it affects the outcome of your garden.  The punnet square, GMOs and advancements in genetic engineering will also be discussed.
  • The Nitty Gritty of Photosynthesis: 45 minutes – 1 hour Students will get to experience hands on the process of photosynthesis.  They will discuss the chemistry involved in the overall process and understand how to build molecules and then break them down. Students will build models, have a snack with the Calvin Cycle and even do a skit!

Activities

  • Scavenger Hunt: 45 – 60 minutes Students will be given the opportunity to work in small groups to complete an informational scavenger hunt worksheet. The worksheet will guide them through the IQhub, as they visit each exhibit and collect information about the history of fertilizer and agriculture!
  • Building Tour – LEED Certification: 20-30 minutes ** AgroLiquid and the IQhub feel that it is our duty to ensure our world is left, far better than how we found it. Here we strive to leave a Zero Footprint on the Earth….but what does that mean? Join us as we give you the tour of our beautiful headquarters, and begin to understand what it means to LEED!
  • Ag-Mazing Race: 45 minutes-1 hour Teams will race around the IQhub as they complete challenges that get them hands on with agriculture. The adrenaline pumping action is sure not to disappoint!
  • Brainteasers: Time ***
  • North Central Research Station Tour: 1-1.5 hours, plus travel time **** Come learn about the exciting science and research that goes into successful farming.  Students will see important farming practices (these will vary based on time of year), talk about different soil types, observe weather stations, learn about the latest technology and see a variety of crops we research our products on.

*- Availability of program is dependent on personnel available

**- Availability of program is dependent on group size

****- Availability limited to April-October and on personnel availability

 

Post Secondary

Programs

  • “Real Science” – NCRS, what is our research all about? : 30-60 minutes All activities associated with the research facility are season dependent and may not be available during certain times of the year.
  • Sustainable Agriculture – What is it? :  30-60 minutes More than likely, everyone has heard the word, “sustainable” at one time or another in their life. However, more often than not, no one seems to know what it means or what it stands for in agriculture. Bust the myths and learn about what it truly means to be sustainable.
  • AgroLiquid – Commitment to Environmentally Friendly Products: 30-60 minutes AgroLiquid and the IQhub feel that it is our duty to ensure our world is left, far better than how we found it. Here we strive to leave a Zero Footprint on the earth, which includes being great stewards of the land and ensuring our products will never harm the environment. Understand the steps we need to take to care for our planet!
  • 4R’s of Nutrient Management: 1 hour AgroLiquid and the IQhub feel that it is our duty to ensure our world is left, far better than how we found it. Here we strive to leave a Zero Footprint on the Earth, which includes being great stewards of the land. Join us as we explain the 4R Nutrient Management System and the importance of responsible nutrient management!

Activities

  • Scavenger Hunt: 45 – 60 minutes Students will be given the opportunity to work in small groups to complete an informational scavenger hunt worksheet. The worksheet will guide them through the IQhub, as they visit each exhibit and collect information about the history of fertilizer and agriculture!
  • Building Tour – LEED Certification: 20-30 minutes** AgroLiquid and the IQhub feel that it is our duty to ensure our world is left, far better than how we found it. Here we strive to leave a Zero Footprint on the Earth….but what does that mean? Join us as we give you the tour of our beautiful headquarters and begin to understand what it means to LEED!
  • North Central Research Station Tour: 1-1.5 hours, plus travel time **** Come learn about the exciting science and research that goes into successful farming.  Students will see important farming practices (these will vary based on time of year), talk about different soil types, observe weather stations, learn about the latest technology and see a variety of crops we research our products on.
  • Ag-Mazing Race: 45 minutes-1 hour Teams will race around the IQhub as they complete challenges that get them hands on with agriculture. The adrenaline pumping action is sure not to disappoint!

 

*- Availability of program is dependent on personnel available

**- Availability of program is dependent on group size

****- Availability limited to April-October and on personnel availability

 

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