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Education at Glen Leven Farm

This 64-acre landscape provides the perfect setting for learning about farming, conservation, and local history

We believe The Land Trust’s Glen Leven Farm provides the perfect setting for hands on-learning about farming, conservation, and local history.

Educational Opportunities at The Land Trust’s Glen Leven Farm

Schools Groups | K–5th Grade: Field Studies at Glen Leven the Farm

Join us in the fall and spring for hands-on learning aligned to Tennessee State Standards. Students rotate through stations to participate in educational activities led by Land Trust staff and trained volunteers. Topics include trees, gardening, history, and local animals, including an opportunity to meet our miniature donkeys, Dave and Shelby.

Field Study visits last approximately 90 minutes. Students are welcome to bring a packed lunch to enjoy on the lawn after their visit. The farm is handicapped accessible, but involves traversing grass and gravel.

Cost: $8 per student • $5 per student (Title I). Teachers and chaperones within a 1:10 ratio are complimentary.

School Groups | 6th – 12th Grade: Outdoor Laboratory at Glen Leven Farm

Glen Leven Farm provides a unique learning environment for in-depth research projects. The farm is available to teachers and students seeking ample space for field work, research, or lessons exploring environmental topics of their choosing. Outdoor Laboratory experiences range from one-time class visits to year-long student research projects.

Home School Groups, Scouts, and Learning Pods

Bring your student group to a one-of-a-kind outdoor classroom. The Land Trust staff host guided, standards-based experiences at Glen Leven Farm designed to inspire a passion for conservation, nature, and history in a safe, outdoor environment. Field Studies can be tailored your group’s specific interests. Contact us for more information!

Looking for information on service projects? Check out our volunteer page.

Cost: $8 per person, minimum $80 per group

Virtual Learning

Can’t make it out to the farm? Head to our YouTube channel to check out our Around the Farm video series for a virtual field trip or explore the property on a Virtual Nature Hike. Don’t forget to check out the corresponding activities in the video descriptions.

Around the Farm: Honey Bees
Join us for our latest virtual field study as we buzz into the bee-autiful world of the honey bee. In this video, we take a special tour of our Honey Bee Sanctuary at The Land Trust for Tennessee’s Glen Leven Farm where you’ll meet thousands of honey bees, take an in-depth look inside the hive, and learn about the importance of pollinators.

Meet a Tree: The Gingko
During this virtual field study to The Land Trust for Tennessee’s Glen Leven Farm, find out what makes a Gingko tree special, from its stinky fruit to its long history on Earth. Then go meet a tree in your neighborhood!

Gardening Fun: The Plant Life Cycle
Did you know you can start growing fruits and vegetables at home using food you may already have in your kitchen? Learn how as we explore the plant life cycle at The Land Trust for Tennessee’s Glen Leven Farm.

Discover History: Create a Timeline
Go back in time to explore the history of Glen Leven Farm with this virtual field study. Travel along a timeline from Thomas Thompson’s settlement in 1790 to the present day. Think of important events in your life to create your very own timeline.

Meet the Donkeys: Write a Letter to our Miniature Friends
Join us for a trip to The Land Trust for Tennessee’s Glen Leven Farm and meet our resident miniature donkeys, Will and Dave! In this video, you will learn about how their keen senses make them great protectors on the farm.

STEAM Education Kits

STEAM Education Kits are available to Kindergarten and 1st grade classes across the state and the kits are free of charge to Title 1 classrooms. Each kit includes curriculum and supplies for teachers to lead hands-on, standards-based activities for up to 30 students. The Land Trust also offers a Fall STEAM Education Kit and digital guide available to download for free throughout the year. Spring STEAM Education Kits are distributed to classrooms in February and March.

Fall STEAM Education Kit and Digital Guide. Download here.

Spring Sunflower STEAM Education Kits: Download here. Requests for 2023 materials open January 9th!

See a recap of our spring 2021 STEAM Education Kits on our blog and stay in-the-know by signing up for The Land Trust’s E-Newsletter.

Learn More & Schedule Your Visit

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