HERITAGE CREEK FARM CAMP
Group Field Trips
Educational Field Trips for school groups, home-school co-ops and organizations are offered throughout the school year and are individually designed to meet support curricular goals. Full day program or half day programs available. Our Field Trips are designed with a well-rounded farm-based curriculum that provides a focus on farm-to-fork nutritional education. Students will get to meet and greet our farm animals, enjoy games, music and natural crafts while learning about the plant and animal kingdoms.
Field Trip Themes for Kindergarten thru 3rd Grade:
HARE'S MARKET STAND (Spring & Fall)
Join hare and bears adventure that teaches about the parts of the plants. Offered Spring & Fall with activities adapted to the season.
Educational resource: Tops N Bottoms by Janet Stevens
Spring Craft: Wheat Grass Friends
Fall Craft: Root Vegetable Prints
Farming activities: Planting or Harvesting in our Children's Garden or Farm Field
LITTLE RED HEN (Spring & Fall)
Cinnamon, our rhode island hen, will take the lead on this field trip based upon an adaptation of the fairy tale Little Red Hen. Students will learn about growing and harvesting corn and discover the value of working together on the farm.
Spring - Planting Corn
Fall - Harvesting & Cracking Corn
Educational Resource: The Little Red Hen
Song: Little Red Hen by Andrew Queen & Campfire Crew https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtwQ8K29yE0
THE POTATO PATCH (Spring & Fall)
Budding farmers will learn about growing potatoes through the "eyes" of an amazing spud!
Spring - Planting Potatoes
Fall - Harvesting Potatoes
Educational Resource: Two Old Potatoes & Me by John Coy and The Enormous Potato by Aubrey Davis
Craft: Vegetable Prints
Song: Potato Factory
SHEEP AND PEEPS (Spring Only)
Join us for this egg-cellent field trip that features "meet & greet time" with our baby chicks and woolly sheep. In this feather and fiber adventure, students will make beautiful wet felted eggs out of sheep wool from our ewes!
Educational Resource: P Zonka Lays an Egg by Julie Paschkis and Woolbur by Leslie Helakoski
THE LITTLE RED HOUSE (Fall Only)
Offered in the fall of the year this apple themed field trips offers the opportunity to pick apple from the apple trees, feed apples to our pigs, and make an apple themed craft. In the story the Little Red House will spark the imagination of the participants as they discover the hidden treasures inside each apple!
Educational Resource: The Little Red House with a Green Chimney with Star Inside
Craft: Apple Print Craft
PIGS LOVE PUMPKINS (Coming Fall 2017)
Our Field Trips are designed with a well-rounded farm-based curriculum that provides a focus on farm-to-form nutritional education. Students will get to meet and greet our farm animals, enjoy games, music and natural crafts while learning about the plant and animal kingdoms.
Other Educational Programs:
Bee Amazing Presentation: Learn about the importance of bees in ecosystem, the role bees play in food production and be introduced to the terminology and equipment used in beekeeping.
Egg-cellent facts about Chickens: We travel with our baby chicks in the spring to share facts about these interesting birds and to teach about the environmental benefits of raising backyard chickens.
For additional information about our field trips or to inquire on farm trip opportunities for younger or older students, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.