Field Trips

Wolfe’s Neck Farm Field Trips bring academic content to life through hands-on engagement. Our 626-acre outdoor classroom includes our working farm, pastures, forests, educational gardens, and miles of rocky shoreline.

Our programs change with the season and what is happening on the farm. Lambing, sowing seeds, and spring’s reawakening frame explorations from April – June. Fall programs are built around the harvest and bringing the growing season to an end from September – November.

FIELD TRIP PROGRAMS
Livestock Life Cycles & Livelihoods   
Our livestock are an important part of the farm’s ecology. Come learn about their unique adaptations and the role they play in your life.

How Does Your Garden Grow?   How do farmers nurture plants so they can nurture us? Dig in to the amazing world of horticulture!

Crops to Tabletops   In this exploration of food systems, you’ll delve into the journey food often takes in order to get to our tables.

Maine’s Rocky Shore (spring only; best suited for 60 students and under)   Investigate the organisms adapted to the ever-changing conditions within our tide pools and along our rocky coast.

Pumpkin Science (fall only)   Take a wagon ride to our pumpkin patch to explore plant biology, including germination, pollination, and plant parts and their functions. Each student picks their own pumpkin to bring home (included).

MORE FIELD TRIP INFORMATION
Program Length:
1.5-2 hours
Fees:
$7 /child. School staff are free, while chaperones cost $3 each (due the day of the field trip).
Note: Small groups are welcome. However, in order to cover our costs, there is a minimum $100 fee.
Age/Grades:
While most of our programs are geared toward PreK-6th grade, we work with other age groups and may be able to build a program for your group. Get in touch if you’re looking for middle school, high school, or college programming.

You’re welcome to bring a picnic lunch or snack for before or after your program. Please let us know if you plan to eat here when scheduling your trip, so we can ensure the space is available.

SCHEDULING YOUR FIELD TRIP
Please contact us with any questions or to schedule your Field Trip by emailing education@wolfesneckfarm.org or by calling (207) 865-4469 x106. Please be ready to provide:

  • Contact information for school and trip organizer
  • Dates and times you are interested in visiting
  • Age group and any curricular priorities
  • Anticipated number of students, staff, and classrooms
  • If you are planning to bring a picnic or snack
  • The program you’re interested in