Farm Field Trips

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Our Farm Field Trips Program is designed to help students connect to their local food system!

Groups will take an inquiry-based tour of the farm and participate in observations of the plants, animals, and earth at our productive 3 acre farm in West Olympia. Youth are encouraged to use all five of their senses to make observations about how we grow the food that sustains us. 

Choose from one of our options below or work with our Field Trip Program Coordinator to put together a trip that complements your classroom curriculum or best meets the needs of your group. Service-learning groups are also welcome.

Contact our Field Trip Program Coordinator to schedule a visit and identify learning goals for your farm experience at cultivatingyouth@goodgrub.org or (360) 753-5522.

Trip Options

Yes, Our Curriculum Meets State Standards!

Our curriculum was developed by farm educators with backgrounds in traditional and outdoor education and our established program works in conjunction with WA State standards. The activities and lessons work with core concepts primarily in the areas of Health, Social Studies, and Science.

Your Students will Engage with Our Excellent Staff

Our experienced staff provide a structured, yet unique, hands-on learning experience for participants of all ages. They are supported by trained students in our GRuB School high school program as well as volunteers and farm education interns from area colleges.

You Can Schedule Your Field Trip from April-June

Field trips will be hosted from mid-April through early June and again from late September through the end of October. 

*Scheduling preference will be given to larger groups, so talk to your colleagues about bringing your entire grade level out together (max 3 classrooms)!

Explore Field Trip Options

Trip 1: Tour & Taste

Start with an engaging and educational farm tour with opportunities for students to ask questions and share what they already know about farming and gardening. Students get to touch, taste, and smell different plants and learn about where their food comes from. 

Cost: $3 per student*

Trip 2: Get Grubby

Start with a tour and then jump into farm chores such as gathering eggs, transplanting broccoli into the field, harvesting greens for the Thurston County Food Bank, washing harvested produce, weeding, or building compost. All farm work will be age appropriate (especially if using tools). 

Cost:  $5 per student*

Trip 3: Know Your Grub

Start with a tour and then participate in small-group mini-workshops around the farm. Students will learn about different aspects of gardening and horticulture such as plant physiology, soil physiology, compost-building, and medicinal uses of common herbs.

Cost: $7 per student*

Trip 4: Dig Deeper:

Partner with GRuB for a recurring field trip series in which you bring a class out weekly or bi-weekly over the course of the spring or fall. Students will learn more in-depth concepts about farming and participate in group team-building exercises. 

Cost: varies*

More about Fees:

Fees are requested to offset the costs of the program, however, no student or class will be turned away for lack of funding. Let us know if you have financial circumstances that would require a modified fee. Please know that we are a non-profit organization and we do rely on fees and donations to run our programs.

Ready to Schedule or Want More Information?

Contact our Field Trip Program Coordinator to schedule a visit and identify learning goals for your farm experience at cultivatingyouth@goodgrub.org or (360) 753-5522.

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