Field Trips

Cloudview Farm creates connections to, curiosity about, and confidence in nature. With Field Trips to the farm, we strive to give students hands-on learning experiences where they leave inspired to cultivate their own relationship with their community, the food they eat, and the natural world.

Fill out the calendar form below to request a visit to the farm. 

Spring Farm Tours (May)

During your tour, your students will get to experience a variety of activities:

  • Hay Ride: Students ride on a hay wagon around the farm for an exciting view of animals, ponds and farm fields during this planting and early growing season
  • Planting: Each student will get to fill a small planter up with soil and plant seeds in it!  Students get to bring their planted seeds home so that they can watch the marvelous process of germination and sprouting.
  • Pollinator Garden: Students will visit learn about pollinators and their importance in the garden.  They will have the opportunity to explore our pollinator garden and see the variety of ways to attract them.  
  • Farm Animals: Kids will visit some of the animals on the farm for an opportunity to feed and learn more about them.

End of Summer Harvest Tours (September)

During your tour, your students will get to experience a variety of activities:

  • Hay Ride: Students ride on a hay wagon around the farm for an exciting view of animals, ponds and farm fields during this planting and early growing season
  • Harvest:  Students will get to harvest a crop in our fields or Learning Garden – tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, beets, chard, etc.  Each student gets to bring home whatever he/she has harvested!
  • Farm Talk: Students will learn about the variety of fruits and veggies we are growing and ways to grow and prepare them.  
  • Farm Animals: Kids will visit some of the animals on the farm for an opportunity to feed and learn more about them.

Fall Farm Tours (October/November)

During your tour, your students will get to experience a variety of activities:

  • Hay Ride: Students ride on a hay wagon around the farm for an exciting view of animals, ponds and farm fields.
  • Class Pumpkin or Flowers: Each class will return to their classroom with either one large pumpkin to decorate or some fall flowers to create an arrangement (depends on availability).
  • Sunflower Maze: Kids get to explore the sunflower maze in its end of season state and harvest sunflower seeds.  
  • Farm Animals: Kids visit some of the animals on the farm for an opportunity to feed and learn more about them.

PRICING BY NUMBER OF STUDENTS:

Local Community Discount (Grant County)

1-20 ………………………..$100

21-25……………………….$125

26-30……………………….$150

31-35……………………….$175

Outside of Grant County

1-20 ………………………..$160

21-25……………………….$200

26-30……………………….$240

31-35……………………….$280

SIZE LIMITS: Each individual tour is limited to a maximum of 45 total people (students and adults).  If you will exceed this per-tour maximum, you will need to book an additional tour. This limit helps us to ensure that the students are getting the best experience possible, and it keeps our hay wagons and staff from getting overloaded.

ADULTS: Each tour can have up to 5 adults attend for free, including teachers. The charge for each additional adult (after the 5 free adults per tour) is $5.  Adults will be asked to take an active role in helping children.

PAYMENT: We will send an electronic invoice with the option to pay by credit card, bank transfer or check.  


DAYS & TIMES:

Field Trips are available Wed-Fri at 10:00am, 11:30am or 1:00pm.  Please specify below the date and time you would prefer.  We will be in touch within 3-5 business days to confirm your field trip date and time.

Tours last for approximately one hour.


OTHER DETAILS:

  • Be on time!  It’s really important for all of us to keep on schedule.  If you are late, we will have to shorten your tour.  Please plan on arriving 5 – 10 minutes early.
  • Tours will run, rain or shine! Life on the farm goes on, regardless of weather. Rarely is it so bad that we can’t conduct a tour, but in that event we will do our best to reschedule.
  • Visitors should wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared to get dirty.   The field trip is entirely outdoors and we encourage hands-on, experiential learning.  
  • Teacher be sure to bring bags to transport home the veggies that the students harvest or box to hold the seed containers they plant. In an effort to keep field trip costs affordable, we cannot provide packaging materials.  We do our best to have minimal impact on our environment and encourage reduce, reuse, recycle.  So bring bags/boxes from home to carry your things back to class.  
  • You may bring a snack/lunch to enjoy under our trees and play on the swings after your field trip.  We want you to enjoy an extended stay on the farm and have a beautiful space under some elms where you can picnic.  We have lawn games and swings where the children can play too.  We just ask that teachers/chaperones monitor children and ensure that all trash is picked up and that children are playing safely.  

Plan a Field Trip!