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We recognize the importance of education at Hickory Hill Farm, and it is a key component of our operations. Is your school group interested in learning the importance of animal welfare and what it takes to rescue equine and livestock? Perhaps your group wishes to have an educational session on the farm regarding farm life in general. Whatever your needs, our Certified Teachers can put together a session on the farm that is fun, educational, and tailored to your class’ specific needs.

PREPARATION FOR ALL HHF FIELD TRIPS

Pre-Lesson and Video: Lessons on the farm are impactful when paired with a pre-lesson in your classroom prior to your visit with us and to get your students excited to see us!

SCHOOL TO FARM FIELD TRIPS

TWO TRIP MODELS

  • 90 Minute Program Includes Up to 2 Lesson Choices
  • 3 Hour Program Includes Up to 4 Lesson Choices

Students will rotate between stations that each focus on a lesson. Classes may bring a lunch to enjoy under the apple trees at the farm.

 

FARM PROGRAM MENU

Choose the lessons that will best enhance your students’ learning:

#1 ALL ABOUT ANIMALS: Meet/Compare behavior and anatomy of horses, goats, pigs, and chickens. Learn about care, diet, home, etc. Also learn how animals help farmers.

#2 MINISTRY: Learn about how we share God’s love at Hickory Hill Farm.

#3 LITERATURE CIRCLE: Interact with and discuss pieces of literature related to farm life.

#4 TEAM-BUILDING: Participate in challenges through our “My Adventure Challenge” program to build life-long skills.

#5 LITTLE FARMERS: Basics of farm skills for young children (ages 3-5).

#6 FARM PROJECT: Work together to complete a farm project.

#7 LANGUAGE AND VOCABULARY: Focus on development of language skills.

 

DETAILS

  • Donations are requested.
  • Extra Options to Add: Writing activities, fetch fresh farm eggs, plant seeds (spring), hay ride (fall), cider and pumpkin bread (fall), and pick a pumpkin (fall).

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FARM TO SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS – OUR TRAVELING FARM

We recognize the importance of education at Hickory Hill Farm, and it is a key component of our organization. We can these programs to YOU! If your school is interested in having rescued animals visit students, we offer a program that brings the animals right to you! This program can offer many of the same features as a regular field trip – it will just be at your school!

TRAVELING FARM MODEL

Our traveling farm is a 2 hour session. We require a space to pull our trailer in and a safe, quiet area to park and keep our animals. Students can come visit us outside, meet the animals, and engage in educational activities. Please choose two activities from our program menu.

FARM PROGRAM MENU

Choose the lessons that will best enhance your students’ learning:

#1 ALL ABOUT ANIMALS: Meet/Compare behavior and anatomy of horses, goats, pigs, and chickens. Learn about care, diet, home, etc. How animals help farmers.

#2 MINISTRY: Connection to scripture and why we rescue.

#3 LITERATURE CIRCLE: Make a connection to specific pieces of text related to farm life.

#4 TEAM-BUILDING: Students will participate in challenges through our My Adventure Challenge program to build life-long skills.

#7 LANGUAGE AND VOCABULARY: This focuses on development of language skills.

 

DETAILS

  • Donations are requested.
  • Extras: Writing activities can be added and each student can take a picture with one of our animals.

MAKE A RESERVATION

To schedule a field trip, please email us at info@hickoryhillfarmtn.org.

We hope to see you soon!