Educational Programs

  • Fall Field Trips
    Fall Field Trips

Fall Field Trips at Snipes Farm

We offer a variety of field trip options for students grades pre-k through 12th grade. All of our lessons meet NGSS and PA Science standards. For a complete list of the standards each of our farm lessons meet, click here for the PA Standards and click here for NJ/NGSS.

Each farm tour includes a hayride around the Farm, and each student takes home a small pumpkin, an apple and a farm coloring page. Farm lessons have the most impact when paired with a pre-lesson in your classroom prior to your field trip to get the students ready and excited to learn on the farm.  Groups are invited to bring lunch and enjoy time in our playground.

We offer two affordable field trip models:

90-minute tour: $8 per person
3-hour tour: $12 per person
Fill out the form below or contact Lea Della Vecchia at 215-295-1139 ext. 109 or LeaDV@snipesfarm.org to begin planning your field trip.

  • Fall Fun & Farm Tour

    Explore the farm on a beautiful autumn day and meet our bunnies and chickens. Visit the Children's Garden and explore green and growing things. Learn about seeds and soil and how farmers grow food. Learn about horse power and a child's life on the farm 100 years ago in our farm museum.

  • Orchard Tour

    Take a hayride to the orchard to learn about how apples grow and "feed" (mulch) the trees. Learn about the life and important work of the bees and visit amazing growing fields. Explore the nature trail on the way to the playground.

  • Corn Maze Adventure

    The adventure begins with a hayride around the farm and is followed by a fun scavenger hunt in teams in a giant corn maze. Participants search for 18 stations hidden in the corn, which hold the answers to fascinating questions about forests found on their game card.

In addition to your field trip lesson...

Please stay and enjoy our Barnyard playground and bring lunch or a snack to enjoy on the Farm. Please let us know if you plan to stay for lunch or a snack. On busy days, we suggest groups come with picnic blankets to guarantee a comfortable stay.

Consider a pizza lunch (not available in the summer):

1 slice of pizza and chips: $4.00 per person
2 slices of pizza and chips: $5.50 per person

A cooler of water and cups will be provided to each group ordering lunch.

Field Trip Request Form
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*We will do our best to accommodate your group at your desired date & time, but please keep in mind that our field trips are reserved on a first come, first served basis.
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*Snipes Farm and Education Center occasionally has funding available to offset the cost of field trips for Title I and schools or groups that serve students from low-income backgrounds. Please email LeaDV@snipesfarm.org to inquire about availability.
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Will you stay for lunch at the Farm?

 

Rules & Guidelines

  1. All tours are by reservation only, and must be made in advance.
  2. Minimum group size: 15 paying visitors.
  3. Two teachers are admitted free per class of at least 15.
  4. All are welcome! We can accommodate groups with disabilities or special needs. Please specify your group’s special needs when placing your reservation.
  5. Bilingual tours are available in Spanish/English.
  6. We will make every effort to accommodate your group in case of inclement weather, but please encourage your students to dress appropriately for the weather.
  7. Picnic tables are only for use by those purchasing lunch at Snipes Farm and Education Center. You are welcome to bring a picnic lunch and blankets for ground seating.
  8. We want to make your visit to Snipes Farm and Education Center a safe and happy experience. A trip to the farm is a trip to the country! Not all walking surfaces are level, smooth, or paved. Please keep this in mind when preparing your group for their tour.

Please help us to provide the best programs possible by responding to our brief on-line evaluation after you have come for your trip. Thank you!