Saturday, February 6, 2016

Whitehall Farms' Educational Field Trips

Field Trips

We offer standards-based, theme-based field trips for school-aged children (pre-K-12) from local schools, scouting troops, etc. Students will participate in hands-on, experiential learning in an authentic farm setting. Educators can choose from a variety of topics that complement their curricula. For example:
  • Wonder of Plants (plant parts, fundamental resources of plants, planting & harvesting)
  • Soil Stories (soil components, ecosystem, composting)
  • Pollinators (diversity of pollinators, bees, role in ecosystem, adaptations)
  • Habitats (plant & animal habitats, diversity)
  • Investigating Agriculture (who are farmers, farming in VA, history, organic & sustainable growing practices, path from farm to market to table)
  • Animals on the Farm (chickens, pigs, cows; feeding & education)

Additional Seasonal Activities can include: Wagon Rides, Corn Maze, Inflatables, Pumpkin Patch, etc.

Field trips are generally offered Monday through Fridays from 10 am – 2 pm in the fall (September – November), spring (April – June), and summer (July – August). They last about three hours and we invite schools to stay and have lunch in our picnic area. Field trips cost $10 per participating child.  Adjustments to this schedule may be available upon request. 

Parent-Child ProgramsWe offer a parent-child program for our youngest learners. The program lasts about one hour and includes reading a story about a given topic and a related hands-on activity or craft. This program costs $7 per participating child.

For scheduling information email
For information on our educational programs and curriculum email

​Internships & Volunteer OpportunitiesWe offer academic and and job skills training internships for local university students. Internships have a variety of focuses, such as education, nutrition, retail, planting/harvesting & animal care.  

Whitehall Farm is committed to providing high quality education programs. To best inform our practices, we're conducting a survey for teachers on types of field trips that will best meet their needs. If you are currently a teacher, please click on the link below to start the survey. Your input would be most appreciated. Whitehall Farm's Teacher Field Trip Survey