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.
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, or contact us to design a custom-length tour:
90-minute tour: $8 per person
3-hour tour: $12 per person
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.
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.
All About Animals
Meet and compare the behavior and anatomy of goats, rabbits and chickens. Learn about their care, diets and homes. Learn about the important ways animals feed the soil and help our plants to grow.
Green and Growing Things
Find and compare wild plants and learn about their life cycles. Learn first hand from seed-to-harvest how farmers grow food. Meet our largest plants-the beautiful towering trees in our arboretum.
Go on a journey to learn about the life of farmers, about edible plant parts, whole and processed foods, seasonality, and how food is grown around the world.
Life in the Woods
Explore our Oak-Hickory forest to find animal habitats and look for signs of forest critters, re-enact the reality of a food chain, team up for a scavenger hunt and look for living and non-living things, and make connections between plants, animals, insects, bacteria and fungus.
The Power of Pollination
Find flowers big and small, wild and cultivated that need bees (and other pollinators) to make their seeds. Examine them to find their parts. Become a bee and learn first hand about the many jobs that a bee has inside and outside of a hive.
Shelters & Teambuilding
Teams of 4-6 students use branches and leaves to create unique shelters large enough to fit one person. Plans are made first allowing for all ideas and then work is done collaboratively to complete it. A visit to each is made to appreciate the unique choices and efforts made.
Stewards One and All
Snipes Farm is 80% solar powered and uses only earth-friendly farming practices. Students compare renewable and non-renewable energy by examining electric and gasoline powered tractors and see them in action. They help with a farm or garden project and learn about the care we take of animals, soil, water and people through sustainable farming.