Our FarmExplorers field trips invite children from 2.5-5 years old to engage with the farm environment through their five senses. Observe which vegetables are growing on our farm in the season of your visit. All field trips include some walking to various features of our working organic farm. Choose one of four areas to focus the activity components of your field trip experience, and perhaps come back for another to see how our farm changes through the seasons!
Days and Times: Weekday field trips are mornings 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM or afternoons 12:15 PM – 2:15 PM. Available dates are listed through our online registration. Available dates are listed through our online registration.
Field trips can be shortened by up to half an hour to allow more travel time. Please include a note in your comments during registration (standard fees apply). If you are hoping to stay later or begin earlier, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if our guides can accommodate your request.
Field Trips on Evenings and Saturdays: Field Trips may be booked on Saturdays or evenings. Please e-mail email@example.com to request a booking.
Cost: Our Field Trips are $5/child for groups of at least 15 children or $75 for a group of fewer than 15 children. For every five children attending, one chaperone may attend for free. Additional chaperones are $5 each.
Observe a variety of seeds and plant your own seed to take home or to school! Learn what a plant needs to get off to a great start in the beginning of its life.
Meet the wiggly farm residents that help us recycle food scraps into healthy soil. Learn what goes into compost and what does not and why this is important!
Our bees are busy, but do you know what they are so busy doing? Learn bee etiquette to safely observe honey bee hives and native bees at work around the farm. Interpret a waggle dance to find “nectar” like a honeybee!
Take some time to connect with our beautiful 100-year-old forest. Find a solo spot to sit and experience your surroundings through sight, sound, smell and feel. Get introduced to some of our most common native plant species.