Field Trips

Cloudview Farm offers Virtual Field Trips for school groups from K – 2nd grade.

Virtual Field Trips are personalized farm-based experiences and are designed for educators interested in integrating farm content into their existing lessons. Each experience is unique for the group’s needs and includes a live virtual lesson with a choice of associated activities, such as nature crafts, nature journaling, guided meditation, recipes, story read-aloud, and/or Q&A session.

Fill out the field trip request form below to request a Virtual Field Trip. 

Virtual Field Trips are educational, dynamic, hands-on, and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)-based programs for K – 2nd grade classes.

Field trips can be scheduled Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between 10 AM – 2 PM.

Program Cost: $125

In an effort to personalize these unique experiences as much as possible, we are limiting these offerings to 1 class (30 students maximum) per virtual visit.

Please note: A $50 deposit will be required to reserve your spot upon confirmation of your request. The deposit will be applied to your total Virtual Field Trip fee and is non-refundable for cancellations within two weeks of a scheduled visit (cancellations initiated by Cloudview Farm due to weather exempted). Full payment is due by the date of the visit.

Virtual Field Trip Lesson Options

Where Does My Food Come From?

  • Farm Tour – Welcome to the farm…take a sneak peek at where and how your food is grown.
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Nutrition lesson – (My Plate)
  • Experiential Activity – Stone Soup/Casserole Cooking/One Pot Meals

Associated NGSS:

  • K-LS1-1. Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.
  • 1-LS3-1. Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that young plants and animals are like, but not exactly like, their parents.
  • 2-LS4-1. Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.

Re-Source & Recycle

  • Lesson: Reuse, Recycle, Reduce
  • Item Sort Activity
  • Compost Tour
  • Experiential Activity- Re-use Project

Associated NGSS:

  • K-ESS3-3. Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air and/or other living things in the local environment
  • 1-LS1-1. Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs.  Every human-made product is designed by applying some knowledge of the natural world.
  • 2-PS1-1 . Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.

Let’s Grow

  • Lesson: Plant Life Cycle
  • Greenhouse Tour
  • Experiential Activity – Seed Planting, Seed Balls

Associated NGSS:

  • K-LS1-1. Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.
  • 1-LS3-1. Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that young plants and animals are like, but not exactly like, their parents.
  • 2-LS4-1. Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.

Pollination and Plant Reproduction

  • Lesson: What Is A Pollinator? 
  • Pollinator Garden Tour
  • Experiential Activity – Pollinator Snack/Craft, Bee/Butterfly Bath, Pollinator Race, Insectary Habitat

Associated NGSS:

  • K-ESS3-3. Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment.
  • 1-LS1-1. Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs.
  • 2-LS2-2. Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants.

 

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