Secondary Field Trips

The UBC Farm welcomes secondary students to engage in critical discussions about our food system and the land where we live and study. Groups can choose between the three field trip themes offered below.

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.

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 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 to request a booking.

Cost: Our Field Trips are $5/youth for groups of at least 15, or $75 for a group of fewer than 15. For every five youth attending, one chaperone may attend for free.

Discussions about food security, farmland protection and the Agricultural Land Reserve, organic farming and more come to life with youth who are excited to explore food, land and ecological issues.

Learn the basics you need to grow a garden at home or at school.

Interpret resources to identify which plants can be started in each season and plant a seed to take with you. Observe our established Children’s Learning Garden to get inspired for your own projects.

Did you know that out of a total of 60 acres, over 30 acres of UBC Farm are forested? Experience the sights, sounds and smells of our coastal rain-forest and learn about a few of the many ways our farm and forest are connected. Your field trip guide will lead you through a variety of activities to engage critical thinking and a variety of senses.