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

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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.

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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Calves are up and walking within an hour of their birth. It is vital for the calf to nurse in that first hour to receive colostrum, the first bit of milk produced by the cow that is rich in nutrients and antibodies to help protect the calf from diseases. The heifer-calf from this week’s video post is already busy exploring the pasture with her momma! ...

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Our livestock team was in for quite a treat to have the opportunity to witness one of our cows give birth to a healthy heifer-calf this week. 8 calves have arrived on the farm so far this season, and we’re expecting 5 more! Our team creates a low-stress environment for our animals, allowing them plenty of space to deliver and bond with their calves. Welcome, little one! ❤️ ...

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Our horses are enjoying this beautiful morning in their pastures. Have a great holiday weekend! ...

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The herd moving into fresh pastures this morning. Our cows always have access to fresh grass and beautiful pastures because of the effort and care our livestock team puts into implementing our rotational grazing plans. ...

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The bees are busy in the sweet corn rows! Did you know that corn is mostly pollinated by the wind? Pollen grains fall from the tassels at the top of the plant onto the silk strands emerging from the ears below…each strand of silk is actually a hollow tube connected to a single kernel of corn! Each strand must be contacted by a pollen grain in order to produce a full ear of corn. 🤯🌽 ...

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