Field Trips: High School

Our current program offerings for this age group (grades 9 to 12) are below. Please visit our Learning Standards by Grade & Field Trip Theme document for more information on how our offerings align with learning objectives.

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. Consider 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. 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, soil structures, and the nutrients that cycle through it and into plants.

Organic Agriculture, Global Climate, and Sustainability*

Agriculture as a sector is a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions, and a net negative on carbon sequestration. Learn and discuss 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.

Aquatic Ecology & Water Quality

Explore our watershed and the impacts of human activity on our waterways. We will examine river inhabitants, conduct pollution experiments, and water quality assessments to discover how the river and farm can support one another. This field trip will include the collection of benthic macroinvertebrates, discussions around eutrophication, nutrient cycling, sedimentation, and the impacts of dams on river ecosystems.

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