Farm and Forest Tour

Nature is calling

Go beyond our farm's fields.  Explore our forest where the wonders of the natural world abound.

We engage the children’s curiosity using their senses as they explore our forest.  Listen for the sounds of the babbling brook and birds singing, search for bugs and signs of animals, and smell the scents of the evergreens.

This tour expands beyond our Farming Foundations tour taking you into a deeper exploration of living things and the variety of habitats found here on the farm.

Compare and contrast the similarities and differences between the wild to our cultivated fields and domesticated animals. Look for and feel the signs of the seasons, how they change, and how the farmer adapts to them.

Grades 3 & 4 Soil and Habitats activities are being incorporated into this tour.  Please request this customization at the time of booking.

Available May to mid-November

  • Farm Animals

    Visit the animals in our barn and connect by feeding them.  Hands-on, inquiry-based activities help the children

    • To learn more about our farm animals' needs and characteristics
    • Explore how they fit into our everyday lives.
    • Wonder about what they give us?
  • Field Activities

    Depending on the season the children will be planting a strawberry plant to take home or out in our fields harvesting what we grow.  We will investigate

    • the life cycle of the plants,
    • the parts of the plant,
    • the importance of soil,
    • the water cycle

    and wonder about how they are all connected?

  • Experience the seasons

    Tour activities change with the season.  Connect with what we’re growing in the fields.

    • Spring Awakening – children plant a strawberry plant which they will take home to nurture and with care produce some yummy strawberries.
    • Summer is the time to pick from the selection of crops in our fields.
    • Fall – is pumpkin time and the children will pick their own pumpkin to take home with them.
  • Inquiry-Based Learning

    Emphasis is placed on activities that are hands-on, inquiry-based, interactive, and age appropriate.

    We believe children learn by doing.

  • Language and Development are fundamental!

    All our tours strive to have

    • the children expand their vocabulary and food literacy
    • incorporate their knowledge of where their food comes from and the natural world around them.
  • Wagon Ride

    Enjoy a wagon ride around our fields.  This gives you a sense of the scope and size of farming, the variety of our crops and their seasons as well as how farms compare to a backyard garden.

  • Our Playground - experience the fun side of farms

    Imagination reigns in our Barnyard Adventure playground.  Most tours have time for safe, unstructured play time in a grassy, natural setting.

  • All tours are fully guided

    by knowledgeable, enthusiastic farm educators that greet you and stay with you for the duration of your visit.

  • Flexible Start and End Times

    Starting times for the tours are flexible to allow for bus schedules and travel times.  We recommend 3 hours to allow the children to enjoy the farm at a relaxed pace.  This gives them time for lunch and play.

  • Connect to our online Lessons from the Farm!

    A series of online video lessons filmed here on the farm.  Enjoy free access to our Farming Foundations online video educational program for one month.  This allows you to prepare the children for the tour and review the material learned once back in the classroom.

Cultivating Curiosity,  Planting Knowledge,  Harvesting Understanding