Fall Farm Adventures

These guided farm adventures take kids through our fields on a scavenger hunt for the six plant parts—roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits, and seeds. When we find the plant parts, we learn their function, then harvest and eat them! Students even get to participate in a real farm project- collecting and sorting seeds! Students tour the Kids’ Farm in small groups with their own farmer educator and take home a sugar pie pumpkin.

Who 

Preschool – 5th grade

When

September 18th – November 10th, 2017

Monday-Friday

Program times: 9:30 am, 11:00 am, 12:30 pm

Fall Farm Adventure programs are approx. 75 minutes.

NOTE: If your group is larger than 50, you will need to reserve two consecutive time slots.

Highlights

  • Learn about plant structures and their function in making energy for themselves and the animals that eat them!
  • On a snacking tour through the farm fields, harvest tasty fruits and vegetables, including pulling your own carrot right from the organic soil!
  • Discover how new life emerges at the end of a plant’s lifecycle while collecting and sorting colorful and unique seeds, and even find a seed to taste!

Cost

The cost for groups of 1-15 students is $120. Groups larger than 15 are welcome at a graduated cost. Click here for 2017 program costs.

What Exactly Will Students Learn?

To get more information about our Spring Farm Adventures, you can access our at-a-glance program outline to plan ahead. 

Adults on the Kids’ Farm

To learn more about how to be an effective chaperone on your Spring Farm Adventure, as well as some tips for teachers, click here.

Register

Our fall programs book up quickly, but sometimes we can accommodate multiple groups at once. If your desired program time slot is not available, contact: education@oxbow.org with your desired date and we can try to fit you in!

Getting here

We are using our West Entrance for field trips. Google Maps will not send you to the right place! See directions here.

The Farm Discovery Package

Interested in MORE inspired Oxbow Education? Sign up for the Farm Discovery Package (formerly our Pumpkin Package) and get a deal!

The Farm Discovery Package is a three-part series that allows your class to discover how Oxbow changes throughout the seasons.

The Farm Discovery Package is a three-part series that allows your class to discover how Oxbow changes throughout the seasons.

The program unfolds over the course of a school year. It begins with a fall visit to the farm, followed by a winter farmer visit to your school, and ends with a return visit to Oxbow in the springtime. The three progressive lessons connect your Discovery Team to the ways in which nature’s cycles follow the changing seasons, and how people are connected to the earth through the food that we eat.

Here’s the Farm Discovery Package deal: Fall Farm Adventure + Winter Farmer in the Classroom = 50% off your Spring Farm Adventure

You can sign up for the Discovery Package by registering individually for each season of our school programs: Fall, winter, and spring.

Contact us at education@oxbow.org for more information about the Farm Discovery package.

Scholarships 

If field trip costs pose a hardship, please contact us at education@oxbow.org for scholarship information.