Field Trips: Middle School
Welcome to Field Trips for Middle Schoolers! Our current program offerings for this age group (grades 6 to 8) are below. We can also modify content and activities within a theme to meet your group’s interests and needs and will happily work with you to customize lessons or create new ones.
For more information regarding our field trip programs, including fees, please visit our School Field Trips page.
Field Trip Registration Steps:
- Fill out a Field Trip inquiry form.
- Someone from our Education Team will set up a time to connect over the phone to review a few details and help to individualize your field trip to best suit your needs.
- We will send you a registration form to finalize your field trip.
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.
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 which are in the same plant family, why this matters on a farm, 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. This field trip includes delicious taste testing, so prepare to harvest and try different delicious crops.
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.
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.