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Field Trips and Educational Outreach

 

Please refer to the information below to request your field trip.  Thank you, we look forward to serving you!

 

A Standard field trip includes a walking tour of the Farm with information on each animal suited to the age of the participants. Our Community Garden (seasonal) will display a variety of garden crops; soon we will include the new Gompers Greenhouse showcasing small footprint growing with Aquaponics and Aeroponics. Your tour will be led by a trained staff member. Approx. 60 minutes

Pricing:

$75.00 for the first 10 participants (children and adults, chaperones within the appropriate ratio are required for youth and receive free entrance). Each additional participant is $5.00 each.

 

A Custom field trip includes the Standard Field Trip paired with custom activities below. Additional fee per activity listed under themes below (may be charged for children only.) Our goal is to enrich the curriculum your students are receiving in class, working on a badge in Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts, learning about in camp, or as an after-school activity.  Our field trip coordinator is happy to work with you to create your custom activity. Approx. 60 minutes + additional 30-60 minutes for custom activity (may be limited by group size).

Pricing:

$100.00 for the first 10 participants (children and adults, chaperones within the appropriate ratio are required for youth and receive free entrance). Each additional participant is $5.00 each.

The custom activity will be added to each participant’s fee.  Additional adults and chaperones beyond those necessary to supervise the group are charged entry but not for the activities.

 

Custom Field Trip Themes

Let’s Grow! – Students will receive extra information about plant science and different cultivation techniques. Hands on activity includes a planting activity. For older groups, or groups with more experience in science, we can dive into our aquaponics and aeroponics system.

Pricing:  additional $5.00/participant

 

 

Cheeky Chicks! – Focus will be on chickens and our 2 ducks. We’ll talk about different reasons for keeping poultry. You will be able to hold a chicken, look for eggs in the chicken coop, see where the chickens sleep at night, learn about what they eat and how you can have them in your backyard. We can also work with your group to provide advanced poultry information particular to your needs.

Pricing: additional $2.00/participant 

 

 

 

Be a Farmer – This activity is for students who aren’t afraid to break a sweat. You might be mucking a stall, scrubbing and filling water troughs, gathering eggs, fixing a fence, or anything else that comes up on a farm. Experience farm chores hands on and what being a farmer really means. 

Pricing:  additional $2.00/participant

 

 

To Bee or not to Bee – Learn all about the different types of bees, the roll of pollination in agriculture, bee keeping, why bees are so important in our food chain, and see inside our custom-built hives with windows into their world. For older groups we can delve into the social structures of this fascinating insect. 

Pricing:  additional $2.00/participant

 

 

Learn with Your Heart – Animal interaction for the senses, with friendly pen entry we smell, feel, see, and hear the animals in their own habitat.

Pricing:  additional $2.00/participant

 

 

 

Literature in Action – Pairing an expeditionary learning experience with literature can reinforce what students have learned. For younger groups, we can explore literary devices such as alliteration, onomatopoeia, metaphors and, similes in works like The Little Red Hen, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, G is for Goat, Sheep in a Jeep, and others. For the older child, Chaucers ‘Chanticleer and the Fox’ from the Canterbury Tales, provides a tale few of today’s children have heard. A related activity will be incorporated for children.

Older youth can enhance their understanding and bring literature to life with Omnivore’s Dilemma, Animal Farm, and other works for older classes, activities can be designed in collaboration with teachers.

Pricing: additional $2/participant – $2 to $5/participant for custom designed activities

 

Design Your Own – We will work in collaboration with you to support your curriculum and enhance your students’ learning. Pricing based on activity.

 


Request a Standard or Custom Field Trip