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 of the 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
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?
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.
The 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.
Emphasis is placed on activities that are inquiry based, interactive and age appropriate. We feel children learn by doing.
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.
Take a tour on our wagon around our fields. This gives you a sense of the scope of farming, the variety of our crops and their seasons as well as how farms compare to a backyard garden.
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.
by knowledgeable, enthusiastic farm educators that greet you and stay with you for the duration of your visit.
Starting times for the tours are flexible to allow for bus schedules and travel times.
are provided to reinforce what they’ve learned once back in the classroom and in their home