Farmer in the Classroom

Bring the farm to you

Ages
Preschool-8th grade

Participants
Class groups, homeschooling pods, co-ops, scouts, and others within King or Snohomish Counties
Max. 30 students per lesson [4 lessons per day]

Duration
60 minutes (length can be adjusted)

When
Monday-Friday, January-March 2023

Price
$200 per lesson
Out of your budget? Learn more about our sliding scale.

 

During the season when outdoor field trips aren’t possible, and young folks get restless as the days are shorter, Oxbow’s farm educators bring the farm to you with one of several interactive lessons.

Our programs are designed to be engaging, educational, and entertaining for your students without adding lots of extra work for you. We customize each lesson as needed to adapt to your group. 

Teachers, Educators, Homeschoolers, and learning pods are all welcome to participate. If you’re not sure this is the right program for you contact us. Let’s chat!

Topics

Programs are adapted to each grade level, and we can work with you to create a fantastic experience for your group. Choose one of the programs below and let them explore the fantastic world of farming, nature, seeds, and more!


Wonder Worms!
What makes healthy soil? We explore soil, learn about worm anatomy, and interact with them in the worm bin.

Suggested Grade Levels: Preschool-3rd grade

NEW OPTION: Try our scaled-up Worms and Decomposition lesson for 4th & 5th grades. We explore how in nature there is no such thing as waste and highlight worms and decomposers as the clean up crew in this closed-loop cycle. We target NGSS Performance Expectation 5-LS2-1 with this in-class experience.

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 a seed to discover what’s inside! Suggested Grade Levels: PreK to 5 

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.
Suggested Grade Levels: 1 to 4

Calling All Birds
What makes beaks unique? Students become scientists as we discover how birds have adapted to their environment to feed themselves. 
Suggested Grade Levels: PreK-5


How to enroll: 

  1. Choose your topic & ideal dates. 
  2. Contact us. Tell us about your group, location, ideal timing, number of lessons you want to sign up for, and topic. (Feel free to use the template provided below) 
  3. Register. Once our team has worked with you on planning your visit you will receive a registration and payment link. This step confirms your registration. 
  4. Sit back, learn, and enjoy. Our team of educators will come to your classroom with a fantastic lesson and a unique and engaging experience

Important:

Please prepare for our visit by reading these  Site Host Requirements & make sure to have someone available with us at all times to help us with organization and group control.

 

Ready to enroll?

Copy and paste this email template and email us at education@oxbow.org with the following information:

  • Full name of your school/organization:
  • Your school/organization’s address, phone number, and contact person. 
  • Topic of choice: 
  • Ideal date(s):
  • Ideal times: (What time do you want the lesson(s) to start?) 
  • Number of lessons you would like to schedule

Please list two or three date/time options to allow our team to plan ahead. 

What teachers are saying

“I loved how we had someone come to us instead of going out in January. Worked out well and easy-peasy. I am doing an overarching curriculum this year on nutrition so working in the Oxbow visits has been great at driving and supporting that curriculum…Oxbow met all our needs, expectations, and interest level. I had one second grader in particular that told me not once but twice ‘thank you for taking us here today’!”

2017, Eton School lower elementary teacher

Our COVID-19 safety measures are subject to change as we continue to closely monitor WA State’s guidelines.

If you, your school, or your group is not ready yet for an in-person visit be sure to check out our Virtual Farm Adventures, where Oxbow Educators will host an online experience where students get to ask questions and explore life on the farm from afar. 

Any questions? Contact us at thedirt@oxbow.org.
>> Read Oxbow’s COVID-19 Response