Homeschooling  Farm Fun

 at the Urban Farm

 fun learning opportunities continue into The Fall with on farm education programs created by Farmer Tina!

Fall educational lessons available for in-person at farm for small groups 

  • Responsible caregiver is needed to stay on-site.

  • Maximum 8 children in each group.

  • Social distancing and masks required.

  • $200 per group

  • Lessons can be adapted for all age groups

  • Perfect for Girl Scout Groups, Boy Scout Groups, homeschool groups, or families looking for an on-farm program.

Lesson Plans

Magnificent Monarchs for younger ages: 2nd - 3rd grade

Listen to the story Gotta Go Gotta Go and learn about the incredible journey monarch butterflies take from New Jersey to Mexico every year. Farmer Tina will bring monarch caterpillars, chrysalis, and adult butterflies with her to observe. If available, monarchs will be released on milkweed. Milkweed seeds will be available to take home along with a cute butterfly craft.

 

Magnificent Monarchs for older ages: 4th - 5th grade

Listen to the story Hurry and the Monarch and learn about the incredible journey monarch butterflies take from New Jersey to Mexico every year. If available, Farmer Tina will bring monarch caterpillars, chrysalis, and adult butterflies with her to observe. If available, monarchs will be released on milkweed. Play a game in the field where you get to simulate the difficult migration to Mexico. Milkweed seeds will be available to take home. 

Plants as Art  for younger ages: 2nd - 3rd grade

Find out how we can paint with plants. Create your own masterpiece using various veggie stamps. Make a cute seed mosaic flower card to take home.

Plants as Art  for older ages: 4th - 5th grade

Find out how plants can be used as natural dyes such as beet roots and onion skins to create a naturally tie-dyed shirt. Make a cute seed mosaic flower card to take home.

Composting Chickens for younger ages: 2nd - 3rd grade

Help us tend to the chickens this week. Learn all about the lifecycle of a chicken, how to feed and take care of them, how to prepare their coop for the winter,  and how they help our farm reduce waste. Also learn how we can use their manure in compost to fertilize our crops.  Make a chicken lifecycle craft to take home as well as learn about the benefits of composting at home.

Composting Chickens for older ages: 4th - 5th grade

Help us tend to the chickens this week. Learn all about the lifecycle of a chicken, how to feed and take care of them, how to prepare their coop for the winter,  and how they help our farm reduce waste. Also learn how we can use their manure in compost to fertilize our crops.  Make a chicken lifecycle craft to take home as well as learn about the benefits of composting at home.

Goodnight Garden for younger ages: 2nd - 3rd grade

Help Farmer Shaun prepare the garden for the winter by planting cover crops, garlic, and covering plants with row covers. Gather seeds from flowers surrounding the farm to create your own seed packet to plant next year.

Goodnight Garden for older ages: 4th - 5th grade 

Help Farmer Shaun prepare the garden for the winter by planting cover crops, garlic, and covering plants with row covers. Learn how we extend our growing season at the farm into the winter in our high tunnels. Gather seeds from flowers surrounding the farm to create your own seed packet to plant next year.

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Grow It Green Morristown
14 Maple Ave, Suite 300
Morristown, NJ  07960
Phone: 973.206.4177
info@growitgreenmorristown.org
 

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