Farmer in the Classroom

Bring a farmer into your classroom! During the season when outdoor field trips aren’t possible, Oxbow’s farm educators bring the farm to you with one of several interactive lessons.

Who

  • Preschool-5th grade
  • Up to 30 students per lesson

When

  • January through March
  • Monday-Friday
  • Approx 60-75 minutes in length (Program length can be adapted, just let us know!)

Cost

  • One lesson: $160
  • Two or more consecutive programs at the same school: $120 each
  • Up to 30 students per lesson

Please contact us with a preferred date if the available dates do not work for your group; we’ll do our best to accommodate.

Scholarships: If field trip costs pose a hardship, please contact us at education@oxbow.org for scholarship information. Scholarships are based on schools’ free and reduced lunch rates.

Topics and Recommended Grade Levels

(Programs can be adapted to each grade level.)

  • Wonder Worms! What makes healthy soil? We explore soil, learn about worm anatomy, and interact with them in the worm bin. (Preschool-3rd grade)
  • Seeds and Me: Are seeds only for planting? No! We use seeds every day! We will explore familiar seeds, learn where they come from, and even dissect them to discover what’s inside! (Preschool-5th grade)
  • The Buzz on Pollination: Animals need plants to survive, but do plants need animals? We explore the magic of pollination through an interactive game and discover the role of pollinators in growing the fruits we know and love. (Grades 1-4)
  • Calling All Birds: What makes beaks unique? Students become citizen scientists as we discover how birds have adapted to their environment to feed themselves.(Preschool-5th grade)
  • Stormwater Management: Imitating Nature to Keep Water Clean: How can dirt make water cleaner? Follow the journey of a raindrop and build a model to demonstrate how water flows through your neighborhood. (Grades 2-5)

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