Events & Outreach

Upcoming Events

Bell Museum and SWROC STEM Summer Camp

Please see dates available below.

Learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math at the SWROC! The Southwest Research and Outreach Center (SWROC) conducts research on soil, wetlands, prairies, and agricultural plants in Lamberton, MN. Meet researchers and take a closer look at soil, bugs, plants, and the science behind where our food comes from. You’ll spend time outside learning about different plants and animals, playing games, and going on a tour of the grounds.


Other educational event opportunities
See University of Minnesota Extension Courses & Events
for additional educational opportunities.

Outreach Programs

For the Agriculture Industry

Each growing season our researchers hold field days for interested participants to come to our center to see and learn about research trials and directly interact with researchers. We share research results at winter meetings that bring farmers, crop consultants, public agents, and researchers together.

For Horticulture Enthusiasts

Every spring, we host a Horticulture Day program that engages participants with a range of topics ranging from vegetable gardening to soil health to landscape design. Our speakers come from both research and industry backgrounds to share their expertise.

For Students

In collaboration with University of Minnesota Extension, we host Elementary Field Day, a program that engages area 4th graders with agriculture, and University on the Prairie, a summer camp that engages junior high and high school students with science topics.