Free & Customized

Greenacres gives schools the opportunity to explore preserved grounds and facilities and experience a new perspective on the world. Field trips to Greenacres are free and can be customized to help reinforce ideas that are being taught in the classroom. From learning to appreciate the fine arts, to discovering the secrets hiding in the local ecosystems, or learning how to care for farm animals, there’s a Greenacres field trip for everyone.

Covid Guidelines

Please read our guidelines about Covid and Field Trips

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Education Programs

Experience

Agriculture

Our working farm provides an authentic experience for agriculture lessons, from observing grass-fed cattle to harvesting from our vegetable production gardens.

Discover

Art & Music

Students explore and learn to appreciate the creative process in visual and performing arts through hands-on experiences led by artist educators.

Explore

Environment

Using our natural surroundings, like woodlands and fields, students have the opportunity to explore the natural world outside of the classroom.

Bus Funding

We never want the transportation cost of attending a field trip to prevent a group from attending a Greenacres field trip. For that reason, we offer a reimbursement program to qualifying organizations. Your group must meet the following criteria:

  • Be one of the following 501(c)(3) types: Public, private, community, or charter school or a recognized child welfare organization.
  • Your attending group is part of an economically disadvantaged population, such as a 80% free/reduced lunch programs or a Title I school designation.
  • Children under the age of 18 with accompanying adults.
Need bus funding?

Please note that you are responsible to schedule your own bus. Applications open in August 2022

Homeschool Groups

Does Greenacres allow homeschool groups?

Yes. We offer the same free, customized programming for all groups, however the homeschool signup process is slightly different.

Does a homeschool group need to register before planning to visit?

Yes. All groups need to be scheduled through our field trip registration system. Please click use our field trip scheduling links to begin the registration process.

What is involved with the registration process?

Homeschool coordinators will be sent a private link to their group registration, which must be distributed to all families in the group. This allows us to collect the required information for each participant.

What ages can participate?

Our programs are designed for children, 5 years old and up. Children younger than 5 can observe, but we ask that they not distract from the planned activities and encourage them to stay in the designated onsite space.

Does every parent need to attend?

It is preferred that guardians attend and remain onsite. If one needs to leave or send their child with another family, an adult needs to be designated to oversee that child.

What type of supervision does Greenacres provide?

We require that at least one adult stay with each small group of children participating in the field trip.

May we have lunch onsite during our field trip?

We can allot a 30 minute lunch break as part of your field trip. Groups are responsible for providing their own sack lunches.

My homeschool group has students of all ages, how does Greenacres handle that?

We subdivide groups by similar ages to ensure the highest quality programming for all participants.

Contact Us

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Director of Education

Donna Griffen

Field Trip Coordinator

Katie Brown

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Echinacea, the sweetest ewe in our flock, gave birth to triplet lambs over the weekend!Lamb triplets are fairly rare and this is the first time it’s happened at Greenacres.

Ewes only have 2 teats, making it hard for a momma to feed 3 at once. Thankfully another ewe who had a single baby is also feeding one of the triplets. The livestock team will keep a close eye on all three to make sure everyone gets enough to eat.
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The Grand Tent is up and we are ready for the start of a busy 2022 event season. Looking forward to hosting you at the Arts Center soon!
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Students from Oyler School visited our Indian Hill location recently - this class had the opportunity to observe our routine cattle vaccinations and they were able to touch the side of one of our bulls. This kind of hands-on education happens all year round here at Greenacres - if your class or homeschool group would like to learn more about our educational programming visit our website to learn more. ...

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