This year, Connolly Ranch celebrates 25 years of field trips!
A working farm in Browns Valley, Connolly Ranch offers engaging, hands-on, farm-based educational programs designed to meet California state standards from preschool to high school. Watch as science, language arts, history, physical education and nutrition come to life while your students enjoy learning in the great outdoors. In addition to spending time with our farm animals, our field trips teach the sources and benefits of healthy foods and an understanding of how nature works to nourish and sustain us. This program also supports the development of the whole child through opening and closing lessons on how to connect with yourself, nature and each other.
Each teacher will have a phone consultation with our education manager to determine the type of field trip and the learning objectives based on classroom learning. After 25 years and year-round educational program on the farm, we are sure to have a lesson that can fit into almost any classroom curriculum. Field trip activities usually include 3 rotations/lessons: pollination, life cycles, plant & animal identification, cooking, nutrition, gardening, oak woodland ecology & hiking, nature art or writing projects, Wappo Native American history, environmental education, oak woodland ecology, and more. Service projects and special team building programming available for middle and high school students.
Our field trips take place Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m – 1:00 p.m and include: time animals lessons, educational games, nutrition lesson, garden activity, active outdoor play. Field trips are offered at a subsidized rate by 40-85% on a sliding scale ($5-$20 per student) based on financial need, materials needed for field trip activities and available funding. There is also a scholarship fund providing full-scholarships for students in great financial need.
OUR 2016/17 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR IS FULL!
We will open registration for field trips in the 2017/18 school year in May.
We can also accommodate pre-K and nonprofit groups who serve children!