The educational programs at Cedar Circle Farm encourage the interdisciplinary study of agriculture and the natural world. Our experienced, knowledgeable educators engage students of all ages through inquiry-based learning experiences.
Field trips at the farm provide opportunities for students to make authentic observations in a unique learning environment and to improve their critical thinking and problem solving skills. Programs often culminate with the application of new learning and the testing of new ideas. We structure the programs with Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards in mind. We will gladly work with you to customize lessons or create new ones to suit your needs.
Fees for all programs are $6 per student for a 90-minute field trip. One chaperone per every ten students is welcome to join us at no charge. There is a $6 fee for each additional chaperone.
All of our guests are welcome to stay and use the farm as a site to have a picnic.
To request more information or schedule a trip to the farm, fill out the form below and Meredith, our Education Programs Manager, will be in touch with you. Don’t see what you’re looking for? We will gladly work with you to customize lessons or create new ones to suit your needs. Contact Meredith.
Pumpkin Science (Pre-K to Grade 3)
This program is offered in October. After a tractor-drawn wagon ride to our pumpkin patch, students will engage in an age-appropriate lesson about the life cycle of plants, as well as plant parts and their functions. Each student can choose a pumpkin as large as they can carry, plus you can take one for the classroom.
Soil Science (K–12)
This lesson is a study of the world beneath our feet. We compare and contrast the soil layers found in natural ecosystems with the soil that our farmers care for and cultivate season after season. We’ll explore the diversity of life in soil, the structure of soil, and the work our farmers put into their most valuable resource.
The Journey of Food (K–12)
Students explore the whole process a farmer undertakes as they plan in the winter, testing and preparing soils. Students explore the care farmers give their plants as they grow, helping the plants to battle disease and pests.
Nature in Agriculture (K–12)
The goal of organic agriculture is to produce healthy food in a healthy environment. Organic farmers depend widely on the natural environment in and around their farm. In this lesson, students learn about how farmers work with the cycles and systems in nature to improve their farm ecosystems.
Organic Agriculture and the Global Climate (Grades 8–12)
Industrial agriculture is one of the most significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions. In this lesson, we talk about the environmental impacts the use of commercial and synthetic fertilizers have on our natural resources and the atmosphere. Students will learn how organic and regenerative agriculture can help sequester atmospheric carbon and mitigate global climate change.