Field Trips

Educational and Fun

Arion Therapeutic Farm is currently booking for our Fall session of educational farm field trips!

Are you looking for an educational and fun field trip destination for your school group?
Let us customize your experience by offering grade appropriate instruction on various subjects that align with your curriculum including;

* Animal husbandry – farm animal interactions, grooming, feeding
* Environmental awareness – recycling & composting
* Agriculture/Science/Ecology – planting, Creekside exploration
* Health/nutrition – food awareness, edible gardening, cooking & life skills classes

The basic farm tour is $5/child (or $4 for a group of 15 or more) and generally takes around 1 hour. This includes animal interactions, animal husbandry, and communication. You can add educational activities to the farm tour by paying additional fee per child. You can add multiple activities to make your stay all day!

New Fall Activities:

  • Tractor Rides $2
  • Baking Vegan Apple Crumble $3
  • Jam Making $4
  • Fall Foliage Scavenger Hunt $3

Returning Favorites:

  • Real Animal Hair Crafts $2
  • Science Fun Activity $3
  • Bingo $2
  • Farmers Golf $3
  • Horse Handling $2

Teacher and support workers are always free however, parents/chaperones are encouraged to make a donation. We can accommodate small to large groups of children (5-80) with large indoor and outdoor spaces for lunch or snacks.

Arion believes every child should learn about agriculture, experience live animals and spend time outdoors. We’d love the opportunity to speak with you about the customizable packages we can provide to your school!

 

Book a Weekly Field Trip with Rotating Activities

Book a month of educational field trips and receive stellar discounts!

Customize your farm tour with an educational piece!

Our educational series *Changes with the seasons* offers numerous different learning opportunities for groups to return throughout the year. (Picnic areas and playground also available for use). Recently, Arion has added in grade-based (PK-12) outdoor educational activities; Sample class learning experiences which include a take home item:

WINTER
Animal fur studies – learn about how animals naturally adapt to winter condition
Migration – which animals stay here in the winter
What plants grow in the winter, using frozen Fall harvest
Vegetables – where are food comes from locally, learn to cook simple soups & jams

SPRING
Animal shearing and field preparations, purpose of farm animals
Compost turning & spreading, insect identification & purposes
Garden preparation & seedling planting
Reading labels – understand what’s in our food and how to make your own convenient snacks

SUMMER
Hay harvest and land use discussions locally & globally
Creekside park maintenance & habitat exploration
Garden planting & early harvest
Using what we grow – observe different plant based recipes & nutritional benefits

FALL
Animals prepare for winter
Late harvest produce, plant maintenance & various uses
Fall clean up – tree identification, pruning and winter preparations
Harvesting & storage – freezing, canning, cooking a plant based Thanksgiving