Field trips to local farms offer opportunities to reinforce science concepts learned in the classroom. In class, students may learn about the life cycle of a pumpkin or about different varieties of apples and how they are used to make applesauce, pies, etc.
But these field trips also offer LGS students opportunities to practice positive behaviors and social skills, and so much more!
Sensory opportunities abound at a farm: the textures of the animals’ fur, the dryness of the hay, the smooth textures of the produce—not to mention the smells of the animals! Shaw Farms in Milford has an assortment of furred and feathered farmyard friends students can feel and engage with.
Motor skills are challenged as students climb over hay bales or make their way around a pile of pumpkins. Blooms and Berries in Loveland even has a rope spider web for children to climb on! And let’s not forget the giant slide, sound garden and bounce pad.
Culinary skills—and even entrepreneurial interests—can be inspired through field trips to local farms. Irons Fruit Farm market and bakery offers a feast for the eyes, nose and taste buds! The farm’s crops of apples, berries and other items make great pies, crisps and more.
Thanks to the LGS staff and parents who help make these educational—and memorable—field trip opportunities possible!