Middle School Sustainability Field Trips

IMG_2431Our free day-trip programs are designed for 5th-8th grade classes looking for an empowering and hands-on experience. The farm offers a fun and exciting living laboratory for students to explore and get their hands dirty while putting their ideas and interests into practice. Students will leave the farm inspired by their own creativity, knowledge and new skills.

 

Programming may include:IMG_0262
Organic farming and sustainable agriculture
Straw bale and cob natural building
Sustainable forestry restoration
Seed propagation, greenhouse management
Wilderness hikes, forest ecology
Permaculture site design
Animal husbandry, cheese making
Perennial plant harvest and processing
Food preparation and preservation
Herbal medicine-making

Sustainability Education

White Oak Farm & Education Center offers educational programming that provides an opportunity for ecological thinking, environmental responsibility, real-world skIMG_0824ills and experiential learning. We have witnessed middle school groups thrive when offered the opportunity to work together on engaging and fun projects. Students feel excited when learning they possess the skills to help revitalize the world around them.  Sustainability Education is about teaching solutions; it’s not just about having less of an impact on the planet, it’s about having a positive impact. At the farm, we look to nature to help us develop systems that result in a healthy planet. We are a small family farm working to create a dynamic space for students to learn how they can take an active role in positively shaping their world and future.

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We have been leading school field trips since 2002. Our trips are fully funded by Southern Oregon grants. Programs fill up fast and space is limited. Spring field trips are available March thru May.

Sample Schedule:
9-9:45 – Introduction and hands-on farm tour
9:45-10 – Break into groups; team building
10-11:30 – Group A: mixing cob for chicken coop natural building project
Group B: tree planting for decommissioned road rehabilitation
11:30-12 – All harvest veggies, prepare lunch
12-12:30 – Lunch
12:30-1 – Closing circle, recap lessons from group projects

Curriculum can also be customized to meet the needs of your class.

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