Glen Leven Farm is a perfect outdoor classroom. We welcome local students to the farm to explore our education garden, arboretum, honey bee sanctuary, historic home, pastures, and trail.
Our Nature’s Classroom lesson plans are designed to meet state K-4 curriculum standards and we’re working on the expansion of these programs to include middle and high school students. Throughout the program, students:
- Use their five senses to gather information about the environment
- Study the difference between living and non-living things, producers and consumers, and how they all contribute to an ecosystem
- Explore how living things depend on one another while also competing for resources
- Learn how the food chain always begins with sunlight and plants begin with a planted seed
- Gain awareness of the fragility of ecosystems in the face of change
- Identify the basic parts of flowers, vegetable plants, and trees and what they contribute to life processes
- Understand the storied history of Glen Leven Farm and the importance of conserving land
Field trips to Glen Leven Farm are 90 minutes in duration and cost $8 per student, with an available reduced rate of $5 per student for qualifying Title I schools. Additionally, we can customize field trips to meet the needs of your program.
For more information or to request a reservation for the Nature’s Classroom Field Trip Program, please fill out the following form: