Field Trips: Elementary School

Our current program offerings for this age group (grades 1 to 5) are below. Please visit our Learning Standards by Grade & Field Trip Theme document for more information on how our offerings align with learning objectives.

Pumpkin Science

Let’s journey together to our pumpkin patch, where students and educators will pick out their very own pumpkin, all while engaging in an age-appropriate exploration of the life cycle of plants, plant parts, and their functions. This field trip includes a tractor ride and a pumpkin for each student.

Seeds and Their Needs*

Together, we will investigate the role of seeds on the farm and the natural world around us. We will examine seeds, discover ways that seeds are dispersed and the important role other creatures play in plant distribution, and what plants need to succeed.

Pollinators, Plants, and People*

Join us on a journey around the farm as we discover how senses are integral to the survival of pollinators, plants, and people. We will explore plant anatomy, methods of pollination, pollinators and their unique adaptations to their plant ‘partners’, and the many ways seeds are dispersed.

Nature in Agriculture

Organic agriculture aims to produce healthy food in a healthy environment. Farmers depend on the natural environment in and around their farms. Ponder the impacts that farms and the surrounding ecosystems have on one another. Students will learn about how farmers work with the cycles in nature to improve their farm systems.

Digging Deeper into the Secrets of Soil

There is a world beneath our feet. Let’s explore the diversity of life in the soil and the role these organisms play in growing food. Many farmers design their practices with soil life in mind. Discover how they care for this valuable resource and how you can help return vital nutrients to the soil by composting at home or school. From seeds to plants to soil, let’s get our hands dirty and explore soil and the nutrients that cycle through it and into plants.

Organic Agriculture, Global Climate, and Sustainability*

Agriculture is a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions. Let’s contemplate the environmental impacts of growing food on our natural resources and the atmosphere, how organic and regenerative agriculture can help farms adapt to and help mitigate climate change, and how you can make sustainable choices in your daily lives.

Awesome and Awful Arthropods

Get up close and personal with one of the most diverse groups of creatures on the planet. Come with us as we explore fields, the river, and the soil to study arthropod features and behaviors and which help or hurt the farm.

*Depending on the season, there may be opportunities for student groups to harvest and taste crops. Ask the CCFEC Education team for more information!