Farm Adventures


Ages

Preschool–12th Grade
minimum age 4 years old

Participants
Class groups, homeschooling pods, co-ops, scouts, and more

Capacity
up to 50-60 students based on season, please check before registering

Duration
2 hours

Times
Mon- Fri  

Price
$215-$775 based on group size
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Sliding scale available

Not all classrooms have 4 walls

Our Farm Adventures are designed to immerse students in the magic of the seasons within Oxbow’s dynamic forests and farmlands. Each unique field trip connects students with the living landscapes that surround us, fostering awareness, appreciation, and action toward sustaining a healthy ecosystem.

Guided by our outdoor educators, your group will experience authentic farm activities, including planting seeds, caring for raised garden beds, harvesting, and snacking on tasty fruits and veggies throughout the day! Curiosity and exploration are encouraged as you open your eyes, ears, noses, and taste buds to the life, big and small, at Oxbow.

Come explore Oxbow with your group, and let nature be the teacher. 

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Adapted to your group

Each Farm Adventure holds opportunities for exploration, learning, and connections with the outdoors. We aim to create programs and opportunities that are fun and engaging for all, so we customize your day plans to your group’s ages, interests, and abilities. Don’t hesitate to let us know if they are particularly excited about a topic or project!

How is the program different by age group?

Preschoolers and young children are highly energetic and enjoy hands-on sensory experiences, so we run around, sing, play, search, and follow the group’s curiosity based on their findings. Of course, we enjoy playing with all the muddy puddles they can find (so don’t forget your rain boots!) Our minimum age for Farm Adventures is 4 years old, but we encourage you to come out and explore Oxbow on your own during our public hours. Check out our lessons and resources page for activities you can do with young explorers on the farm.

Elementary-aged children thrive when given agency to explore, ask questions, & share fun facts and information with Oxbow’s Farmers & Educators. We often break into groups for activities, silly prompts, and serious learning. Depending on the season, children get to plant or harvest veggies, make pollinator friends, and enjoy creative play in our living playground.

Middle and High School aged youth are ready to apply their critical thinking skills and connect ideas with real-life impact. Together we analyze, question, and problem solve as we explore the farm and the larger ecosystem at Oxbow. Students will have opportunities to dig deeper into the methods Oxbow uses to grow food sustainably, share their opinions in a variety of formats, and work on a farm project of their own.

What to expect

One of our Education Guiding Principles is to let wonder and curiosity drive our programs, meaning no two field trips look the same! Our teams listen to each group’s questions and interests and let them guide their way through relevant, fun, and helpful information, integrating it with your curriculum, goals, and learning outcomes.  

The seasonality of change in a farm provides unique opportunities to explore Oxbow differently depending on when you visit. You’ll never know exactly what you’ll find until you’re here. 

Spring

April 19-June 7
Maximum group size is 50, approval from education@oxbow.org needed for groups above 40.

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Summer

Every other week July 1-Aug. 30
Maximum group size is 60, approval from education@oxbow.org needed for groups above 50.

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Fall

September 17-November 8*
Maximum group size is 50, approval from education@oxbow.org needed for groups above 40.
*excluding Mondays

Sign-ups Open in June

Email education@oxbow.org if you would like to be added to our registration interest list to be alerted when we open signups 

Pricing

Number of StudentsPrice
<10$215
11-20$325
21-30$437
31-40$550
41-50$662

Everyone deserves fun farm exploration. Sliding Scale Available.

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Tips for Teachers & Chaperones

Our Oxbow Education team does their best to maintain a 12:1 student-to-instructor ratio. Please be ready to divide large groups into smaller ones to keep this ratio. You know your students better than we do, so please help us form groups according to how your students will work best together. We rely on chaperones to model behavior, embrace experiences, and help keep students (and plants!) safe. We do not charge adults to chaperone along with student groups.  

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