Spring Field TripsWhen students arrive at the farm for a Spring field trip, they are divided into tour groups by class. Each group rotates between these farm learning activities:
- Greenhouse tour-see how seeds are sown and how flowers and vegetable plants grow.
- Hayride tour of the farm-stopping occasionally to see and learn about crops growing in the fields.
- Our Ag Center-an interactive barn for students to explore and learn about agriculture.
- Peter Pumpkin-meet Peter and learn how pumpkins grow.
- The observational bee hive-learn about bees and how they make honey.
- Our barnyard farm animals-get personal and learn all about them!
- Our hands on activity-pot a greenhouse plant to take home.
Spring Tour Activity Options
Package A: The “Traditional” Farm Tour
$7.00 per student and $7.00 per chaparone. This is the basic farm tour that we have successfully presented to many school groups for well over 25 years now! Spring tours are given Monday through Friday at prescheduled times, May 1 through early July.
On our TRADITIONAL SPRING FARM TOUR, students are given a tractor drawn hayride around our 90-acre working farm. We stop along the way and give a series of educational talks about the farm and our many crops that are growing in the fields. The students get to meet our friendly farm animals and learn about each of them, including our herd of milking dairy goats. A tour of our 15,000 square foot greenhouse facilities is enjoyed by all while they learn about seeding, planting techniques and our greenhouse technology. Spring tours last about 1-1/2 hours. Each student, teachers and chaperone will receive a plant to pot and take home, a refrigerator magnet, and a farm coloring book.
Package B: The “Activity” Farm Tour
$9.00 per student and $7.00 per chaperone. Your students will love this exciting package….After they have enjoyed their Traditional tour, students will have a blast riding John Deere tricycles (or mini pedal karts) through our pedal course….and will really enjoy trying to find their way out of our straw maze!
Package C: The “Strawberry” Farm Tour
$10.00 per student and $10.00 per chaperone. After taking part in our Traditional tour, students will marvel at the opportunity to pick their own strawberries from our very own Jersey Fresh strawberry fields! Pretend you are a farmer — we give you the container, you pick the berries to fill it! <This tour is only available late May through mid June>
Package D: The “Ultimate” Farm Tour
$11.00 per student and $10.00 per chaperone. Combine our three farm tour packages into one and the fun and excitement will never end! With this package, students will take part in all our farm activities…our Traditional farm tour, straw maze, pedal course and pick your own strawberries. <This tour is only available only late May through mid June>
Package E: The Dairy Goat milking Demonstration
$2 per student and $2 per chaperone (This package may be added on to package A, B,C, or D) This package must be added to one of our other packages. Your students will learn, from start to finish, how goats are milked. Hear about care and handling of these dairy animals and what it takes for them to produce the milk they give.
Package G: The Barnyard Chicken Show Package
$1 per student and $1 per chaperone (This package may be added on to package A, B,C, or D) This exciting package is a must for all school groups!! This one-of-a-kind singing chicken show is guaranteed to become a favorite among our school groups! This package is not available alone, it must be added to one of our other basic tour packages. Your students will learn all about chickens through this fun, interactive sing-along program. <CLICK HERE for more Barnyard Chicken Show info>