Field Trips

Field Trips

Cloudview Farm’s Education Program aims to serve our community through hands-on experiential learning. We create learning situations for youth to directly experience and relate to the natural world through sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell. By creating connections to, curiosity about, and confidence in nature, we hope to give students the tools and inspiration to cultivate their own relationship with their community, the food they eat, and the natural world.

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

Cloudview Farm offers Virtual Field Trips for school groups.

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. 

Field Trips are educational, dynamic, hands-on, and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)-based programs.

Program Cost:  Sliding Scale Prcing (dependent on live/virtual and materials provided)

See below for curriculum examples and contact us for details on field trip experiences personalized for your class.

Field Trip Lesson Samples

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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