Farm and Forest Tour

Nature is calling

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

This tour expands upon our Farming Foundations tour-  Compare and contrast the similarities and differences of 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.

Available May to mid November

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  • 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 their needs and characteristics and how they fit into our everyday lives. Why do we have them on the farm? What do they give us?

  • Field Activities

    Explore the growth cycle of the plants, the parts of the plant, the importance of soil, the water cycle and how they are all connected. Depending on the season the children will be planting a strawberry plant to take home or out in our fields harvesting what we grow.

  • 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 inquiry based, interactive and age appropriate.  We feel children learn by doing.

  • Language and Development

    is fundamental in all our tours as children expand their vocabulary and food literacy to incorporate their knowledge of where their food comes from and the natural world around them.

  • Wagon Ride

    Take 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

    gives children the opportunity for safe, unstructured play time in a grassy, natural setting allowing them to experience the fun side of farms.  Imagination reigns in our Barnyard Adventure playground.

  • 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 for your tour to allow the children to enjoy the farm at a relaxed pace.

  • Relevant take home materials

    are provided to reinforce what they’ve learned once back in the classroom and in their home.  You will have in class access to our Farming Foundations online video educational program for one month to view before coming and review once back in the classroom.

  • F.A.Q.

    Visit our F.A.Q page to learn more.

Cultivating Curiosity,  Planting Knowledge,  Harvesting Understanding