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Edsel & Eleanor Ford House tells the story of the home life of a prominent American family.

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More opportunities to learn and explore at the Ford House
Posted: September 24, 2015

History, art, culture, science and nature are just a few of the topics young people can explore during a visit to the Ford House. This year, we are excited to expand our offerings with a new program that uses our extensive shoreline as a classroom! 

The new Lake Study Program is designed to give schools, scouts, and other youth groups a hands-on experience studying Lake St. Clair and the local ecosystem. Students will have the opportunity to test water samples from the lake and other water sources on the estate grounds, and then use a variety of methods to determine water quality.

The program goes hand-in-hand with the Ford House's green initiatives. "The Fords loved living on Lake St. Clair. Not only did they take pleasure in the many recreational activities and the beauty, but they also were strong believers in being good stewards of the lake and the surrounding environment,” says Kathleen Mullins, president of the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House. “This program is a way to continue their legacy of good stewardship by providing students with a truly hands-on learning opportunity.”

For information on the Lake Study Program, as well as our youth and school programs and tours, click here.


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