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    Fall Field Trips

Fall Field Trips at Snipes Farm

Field trips at Snipes Farm and Education Center are hands-on, nature-based and fun!

Set on 80-acres of our beautiful historic farm students, teachers and parents explore and learn together.

 

Choose a 90-minute or 3-hour tour. We design a custom tour of lessons based on curricular needs for ages Pre-K-12th grade.

 

Cost:

90-minute tour: $9 per person
3-hour tour: $12 per person

Each participant takes home a small pumpkin.


Fill out the form below or contact us at 215-295-1139 ext.105 or mdsnipes@snipesfarm.org to begin planning your field trip.

 

 

 

  • Farm Animal Friends

    Meet our bunnies, goats, chickens, quail and ducks. Let's learn about anatomy, daily life and care of these special animals.

  • Food from Seed-to-Snack

    Go on a journey to learn about where food comes from. From seed to greenhouse to field to snack. We'll use our senses to explore plant shapes, sizes, colors and textures, enjoy herb fragrances and flavors and harvest something yummy to taste.

  • Ol' Time Farm Museum

    Be dazzled by carriages, wagons and sleighs and carriages Learn about the skillful wheelwrights who made their amazing wheels! Learn about the power of a horse. Take a turn shelling corn and turning kernels into cornmeal.

  • Where the Wild Things Are

    Explore the beautiful woodlands through our nature trail. Find habitats and learn about the life cycle of a tree from seed to sapling to stump. A STEM flash challenge can give students a chance to build simple structures in teams out of natural materials or fairy houses depending on the age.

  • Busy Bees and Pollinators

    See our bee village (apiary) and learn about the amazing life of the bee-every student will take a role in simulating a hive! Explore the meadow and see this ecosystem of native plants that provides homes and food for many different pollinators. We are in awe that 3 out of every 4 bites of food are thanks to these critters!

  • Birds of a Feather

    Take a walk through the meadow to our new bird blind! The farms forests, hedgerows and ancient trees are home to many birds that over-winter and pass through on their annual migrations. Learn about song birds and birds of prey and adaptations that help them to make homes, to find food, to sing and to fly.

  • Care of the Earth

    Here at Snipes Farm we are dedicated to taking good care of the land and waterways. Learn about the teaming life in the soil, composting, native plants, stream projects and regenerative farming practices that are helping us to do our part for a sustainable future.

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, cider and chips: $6.00 per person
2 slices of pizza, cider and chips: $8:00 per person

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 mdsnipes@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!