Spring Farm Adventures

Our spring farm field trips are designed to expose students to the magic of the early growing season. These hands-on adventures open kids’ eyes, ears, noses, and taste buds to the life, big and small, on our kid-friendly vegetable farm. Students even participate in a springtime farm activity – planting seeds!

Who

Preschool-5th grade

When 

Late April to June, Monday-Friday

Program times: 9:00 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m.

Approx. 90 minutes in length

Cost

$90 minimum for up to 15 students. Groups larger than fifteen are welcome at a graduated cost. See complete 2017 program costs here.

Highlights

  • Meet the inhabitants of our worm bin and learn why they are a farmer’s best friend.
  • Sow seeds and venture through the living tunnel, looking for signs of spring.
  • Sample some early-season herbs and other crops. 

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.

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 Pumpkin Package

Interested in MORE inspired Oxbow Education? Sign up for the Pumpkin Package and get a deal!

The Pumpkin 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 help students understand how nature’s cycles mimic the changing seasons, and how people are connected to the earth through the food that we eat.

Here’s the deal: Fall field trip + winter farmer visit = 50% off your spring field trip

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

Scholarships 

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