NOT YOUR ORDIN-DAIRY FIELD TRIP

Capture students’ imaginations with interactive, curriculum-linked EcoFarm school field trips that apply the principles of S.T.E.A.M and engage in students learning about agriculture all while having a fun time experiencing the sights, sounds, and smells of the farm.

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FIELD TRIP OPTIONS

There is so much to see and explore at EcoFarm that showcases agriculture. We’ve bundled our fieldtrips into 2 experiences.

Option #1 – ALL ABOUT DAIRY

EcoDAIRY Fieldtrip

$150 + GST ($157.50) max # of people 30 (including staff, students, parents, siblings and infants)   

Guided Tour Time – approximately 1+ hour (recommended for all ages)

Before we were EcoFarm we were EcoDairy and showcased dairy farming. During this fieldtrip students will get to know Vicki, our witty mascot, explore interactive games and displays, meet the animals and see a working farm in action. You and your students will have the opportunity to:

  • Spend time in Discovery Zone with various interactive and hands on displays
  • Try milking our ‘incredible’ milking cow
  • Watch our 5-minute intro MOOvie
  • Enjoy a guided barn tour
  • Meet the cows face to face and help push up their feed
  • Observe the dairy cows, eating, sleeping, socializing, chewing cud and getting brushed
  • Learn about features of modern farming and how it improves the lives of both cows and farmers
  • Discuss what we can DO with cow POO!
  • Observe Robbie the Robot Milker in action
  • …and so much more

EcoFarm encourages you and your class to stay on site and enjoy the picnic grounds, back paddocks and petting zoo after the guided portion of your tour is complete.  Beyond the guided tour portion of this fieldtrip there is plenty of time and space to have a snack, run around and burn off some energy.

We provide additional teacher classroom resources we can send you electronically to extend learning beyond the farm.

Option #2 – THE DAIRY AND BEYOND

EcoFARM Fieldtrip

$225 + GST ($236.25) max # of people 30 (including staff, students, parents, siblings and infants)

Guided Tour Time – approximately 2+ hour (recommended for ages 5+)

This field trip guides students to explore the entirety of the farm. Not only will you get to experience the Dairy portion of farming that is showcased in option #1 but they will be invited behind the scenes to see all the other agriculture that is happening on site. You and your students will have the opportunity to:

  • Enjoy All the elements listed above from the DAIRY FIELD TRIP as well as…
  • Tour beyond the dairy barn to various other barns and buildings on site
  • Spend time with the calves in our calf barn
  • Meet our beef cows and learn about their farts!
  • Learn about the feed and feeding systems
  • Discover our waste management & research projects
  • Discover more about sustainable farming
  • Visit our Hydrogreen Barn and learn about indoor vertical growing

EcoFarm encourages you and your class to stay on site and enjoy the picnic grounds, back paddocks and farm market under your supervision.  Beyond the guided tour portion of this fieldtrip there is plenty of time and space to have a snack, run around and burn off some energy.

We provide additional teacher classroom resources we can send you electronically to extend learning beyond the farm.

Archway Urban Farm Field Trip

Presented by Archway Community Services

$6/student, adults free. Minimum 5 paying guests required to book. Maximum 30 students.

If you are looking for an opportunity to ‘dig deeper’ with your EcoFarm Field Trip, we have great news! Your class can further expand their knowledge on where their food comes from by adding on a visit to the onsite Urban Farm Garden operated and presented by Archway Community Services. Whether you just want to tour the Archway Urban Farm or you’d like to combine this new offer with your EcoFarm Field Trip, inquire today!

Archway Field Trips are not wheelchair accessible.