Education – Archive

Laying the foundations for future stewards of the Earth

Whether on the farm, at school, or at home, Oxbow Educators create unique experiences for learners to directly engage with and relate to the natural world through sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell. 

By creating connections to, curiosity about, and confidence in nature, we lay the foundations to be the change we want to see in the world—giving people the tools and inspiration to cultivate their relationship with their community, the food they eat, and the natural world.

Guiding Principles

The following principles guide our curriculum development and delivery for all of our programs at Oxbow:

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Summer Camp

Ages 7-11

Plant seeds of a life-long connection with nature through authentic farm activities and child-led creative play.

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Family Farm Adventures

All Ages

Discover the magic of Oxbow with this personalized field trip experience that teaches families about our environment, science, and food systems.

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From Family Farm Adventures to Summer Camp to STEM Career Days, Oxbow provides access to age-appropriate, nature-based activities and experiences for your family, pod, or class. Click the button below to explore our adaptable individual and/or school program offerings.

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“Childhood and Nature: Design Principles for Educators.” David Sobel. Stenhouse Publishers. 2008.

“Inquiry, the Learning Cycle, & the 5E Instructional Model.” From Guidelines for Lesson Planning from the Electronic Journal of Science Education.

“Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature.”  Jon Young, Ellen Haas and Evan McGown.  Owlink Media Corporation, 2010.

North American Association for Environmental Education, Early Childhood Environmental Education Programs: Guidelines for Excellence. 2010: Washington, DC.