Farmer in the Classroom

2020-2021 Programming Update

Registration for Fall Farm Adventures and Winter In-class programs is closed for 2020, but don’t despair! We have two exciting new programs to keep you connected to Oxbow. 

Families/Small groups: Our new Family Farm Adventures offer a safe Oxbow experience that gets the whole family outdoors and digging in to food, farming, and nature!

Classrooms/Larger groups: Enhance your class’s science learning with our new Virtual Farm Adventures! Get a behind-the scenes tour of our kid-friendly organic vegetable farm, with plenty of opportunities to engage with our Farmer-Educators and ask questions!

If you’d still like to read about our usual Winter program offerings, read on below! We look forward to being able to return to the classroom soon. Until then, stay safe and healthy!

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.


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


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


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

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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 for scholarship information. Scholarships are based on schools’ free and reduced lunch rates.

Topics and Recommended Grade Levels

Programs are 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. Suggested Grade Levels: Preschool-3rd grade

  • NEW: 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 identify adaptations and conduct experiments to explore how birds gather food and survive in their habitats. Suggested Grade Levels: PreK to 5

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. Suggested Grade Levels: 2 to 5