|Pumpkin Science Field Trips|
Hands-on exploration of the natural world is important to every part of our curriculum.
Many teachers use our field trips as an introduction or culminating experience for units on plant science. Our time in the pumpkin patch includes a life cycle dance, time for questions about how plants grow, and first hand observation of the parts of a plant.
Our Fall Field Trips also focus on food origins and animal science. Students help with morning chores. Along the way we talk about why farmers raise different animals.
We also learn amazing facts about how these animals' bodies work, and the amazing things they can do. We learn that cows have four stomachs so they can digest grass, that goats can jump five feet into the air to avoid predators, and that sheep have special oil in their wool called lanolin which makes them (and their wool) waterproof.
Most importantly, these field trips link together learning, fun, discovery and joy. We use our senses to discover life on a farm. We challenge our math skills and extend our vocabulary as we learn about plants and animals. We provide a sense of history and place.
Facts about Fall Field Trips
Where: Wolfe's Neck Farm, Freeport, ME
Who: Early elementary classes, preschools, home school associations, scouting groups and other organizations.
What: Students explore and learn on the Farm. They help with morning chores in the barn and meet our sheep, goats, cows, chickens, turkeys, and rabbits. Students will also take a hayride, learn about plant life cycles and plant science at the pumpkin patch and in the garden, and pick their very own pumpkins.
Details about the Trips
Trips cost $6 per student, minimum 15 students. (Note: We welcome smaller groups, but we charge a base fee of $90.) Teachers, staff, and one chaperone per 10 students are complimentary.
The Trip lasts about 1.5 hours, and we welcome groups to bring a picnic lunch or snack for before or after their program at the Farm.
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