Farm Field Trips & Classroom Visits

Please complete the online form below to schedule a class field trip and/or classroom visit with Ekar Farm. We are currently scheduling Spring and Fall programs for schools in the Denver area. View our menu of lesson topics and field trip options below to learn about the educational programs we can provide for your students!

If you have any further questions, contact our Lead Educator at margot@ekarfarm.org.


 

Field Trips

When planning a field trip to Ekar Farm, we provide two types of educational farm experiences to choose from:

Option #1: $3 per student

Introduction (15 minutes) Why we grow food in the city & give our produce those in need.

Talk and Tour (45 minutes) A guided tour of the farm’s unique features: beehives, worm-compost bins, and our community garden.

Farm Project (45 minutes) An age appropriate project in our fields such as planting seeds, tending plants, harvesting produce.

 

Option #2: $5 per student

Introduction (15 minutes) Why we grow food in the city & give our produce those in need.

Talk and Tour (45 minutes) A guided tour of the farm’s unique features: beehives, worm-compost bins, and our community garden.

Farm Lesson and Snack (1 hour) Add an educational lesson to your field trip! Choose a lesson from our “Lesson Menu” below.

Farm Project (45 minutes) An age appropriate project in our fields such as planting seeds, tending plants, harvesting produce.

 

 


 

Lesson Menu

All of the Ekar lessons listed below are:
– 1-hour in length
– Varied & interactive
– Include a healthy snack
– Align best with grades 1-3 CDE Science Standards
– Can be taught in the classroom AND on the farm
– $3 per student

– Seeds & Their Needs
A first time look at the wonders of seeds, sun, water, and air with a seed dissection and plant cycle activity.
– Black Gold
Learn how to turn garbage into gold by digging into a compost and soil lesson.
– Pollination Station
Students discover the importance of flowers, bees, and other pollinators in growing our food.
– Food Miles
Food systems come alive with this geography-based lesson that compares ways we get our food locally and globally.

 


 

School Partnership Form

Each growing season, Ekar Farm invites local schools to the farm as a way to enhance student learning about food systems. We have noticed that students gain the most from their field trips when they develop prior knowledge of seeds, soil, bees, and the life cycles found on the farm from hands-on lessons with one of our farmers. Ekar Farm’s School Partnership Menu offers teachers flexibility in choosing the best program for their students! Our options for classroom lessons are varied, interactive, include a healthy snack, and align best with grades 1-3 CDE Science Standards.
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    Our classroom visits are 1 hour. Field trip option #1 is approximately 2 hours. Field trip option #2 is approximately 3 hours.
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    Our classroom visits are 1 hour. Field trip option #1 is approximately 2 hours. Field trip option #2 is approximately 3 hours.
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    Our classroom visits are 1 hour. Field trip option #1 is approximately 2 hours. Field trip option #2 is approximately 3 hours.
  • Select 0 if you do not intend to visit the farm for a field trip.