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Education

“In the end, we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand and we will understand only what we are taught.” ― Baba Dioum

The Land Trust for Tennessee seeks to engage the community in learning about and conserving the unique character of Tennessee’s natural and historic landscapes for future generations. We believe that Glen Leven Farm provides the perfect setting for hands on-learning about farming, conservation, and local history.

See below for educational opportunities at The Land Trust’s Glen Leven Farm.

Virtual Learning


Can’t make it out to the farm this season? We now offer two virtual sessions:

Donkeys: Enjoy an up close encounter with Will and Dave, our miniature donkeys. Students will learn about the donkey’s role on the farm and their keen senses, then have the opportunity to ask questions.

Honeybees: Join a beekeeper as we check on the beehives at Glen Leven Farm. Learn how a bee colony functions and why bees are an important part of the ecosystem.

Calls last approximately 20 minutes. Teachers host the meeting on their preferred platform, and we will join at a specified time. Fill out the inquiry form below to schedule your call!

Schools K–5: Around the Farm

Join us in the fall and spring for hands-on learning aligned to Tennessee State Standards. Students rotate through four stations and participate in activities led by Land Trust staff and trained volunteers. Topics include trees, gardening, history, and local animals, including an opportunity to meet our donkeys, Will and Dave. Contact us below for a detailed description of each station.

Field Studies run for 90 minutes in the morning and can accommodate up to 70 students. The lawn is available after the field trip to eat a packed lunch. The farm is handicap accessible but involves traversing grass and gravel.

Cost: $8 per child • $5 per child (Title I)

Teachers and chaperones within a 1:10 ratio are free!

Schools 6–12: Outdoor Laboratory

Use our unique 64-acre property as a learning platform for your class to study the subject of your choice or to complete research projects. Contact us below for details and learning opportunities.

Cost: Available upon request.

Scouts

Come visit Glen Leven with your troop to get a tour of the farm and go on a guided nature hike. We also welcome Eagle Scout projects!
Fill out the form below with your troop information and interests.

Families

Join us for our Family Farm Days and workshops. View a calendar of upcoming events.

Service-Learning Opportunities

Looking to get out to serve the community? We welcome volunteer groups and individuals to help with maintenance and invasive species removal around the farm. Contact us below for more information.

Education Resources for Students, Teachers & Parents:

Schedule a Visit or Field Study:

Please note: Glen Leven Farm is not regularly open to the public and all field studies and education opportunities must be scheduled in advance. For more information or to request an education opportunity, please fill out the following form: