Learn about how different seeds travel and what they need to flourish. How do animals and insects help in the germination and travel of seeds?

March 15th 10:00am - 12:00pm

Seeds & Plants
POnd Life and Boat Building

Explore the plant life, rocks, and temperature of the streams and pond. Build boats and other creations to test if they'll float or sink in the water sensory bins. March 19th 9:00am - 11:00am    

Explore with Magnets

Are trees, tractors, plants and leaves magnetic? With hands-on exploration, learn what materials are magnetic. We'll have fun painting a nature scene while using magnets as paint brushes! April 5th 9am - 11am 

Our Tiny Friends

Let's learn about our buggy friends (caterpillars, lady bugs and ants) and go on a bug searching exploration in the garden! We'll make rock bug friends to bring home.  April 3rd  9am - 11am

Volcanoes +Rocks

How are volcanoes formed, difference between lava and magna, how can volcanoes build and destroy the land, 

 

Experiment with an exploding volcano,  

Minerals: Learn about the differences between rocks, collect several, Sedimentary, 

All About Birds

Learn about where birds make their homes around the farm and what they enjoy eating. How do bugs use camouflage to help escape from the beaks of birds? Build a bird nest from materials gathered around the farm. Compare different beak and feet types. Play a bird call inspired game. Monday, March 11th 9am-11am

Experiment with Air
Mini paleontologist

Grab your hand shovels and brushes and get ready to go on a dig! Before we head off to the dig site, learn about how fossils are created, the various types of them, and the different layers of soil. Learn about the the La Brea tar pits and how many wonderful discoveries have been found. Return to the barn to make your own salt dough bones. Wednesday, September 4th, 12pm - 2:00pm

Mud Pies + Dirt

Learn about soil layers, moss, lichens, the different creatures that call the soil their home. What happens when we mix some dirt with water? Mudpies! Let's explore the Christmas tree fields to collect sticks, rocks, and leaves for pie decorations.  Friday, September 13th 9am - 11am

Habitats Big and Small

What is a habitat and what things do creatures need in order to survive in their habitat? Are all habitats the same? How can a tree serve as a habitat for creatures? Inspect micro-habitats in rotting logs, under rocks, and in a small pond. How are habitats damaged? Enjoy creating an animal home from materials collected around the farm. Monday, September 16th 9am-11am

Explore wind and air through experiments and play! What are some ways we can see air in action? Why is air important? What is air quality? How do plants and animals use wind? Enjoy making wind inspired crafts and to finish the morning, we'll take a moment to read or story or a poem about wind. ​Wednesday, March 13th 9am-11am

Feathers, Fur, and Scales

Why do some animals have feathers, fur or scales? Inspect the parts of a feather and learn how birds repair their feathers. What are the advantages of each? Go for a walk around the farm exploring the habitats of creatures with fur, feathers, and scales. Enjoy constructing a theme-inspired craft. 

Friday, September 6th 9am - 11:00am

Invasive Species

Dive into habitat learning and learn about the balance of nature, play games about carrying capacity, and learn about Cane Toads in Australia, Kudzu, how a decline in otter populations impacts the rest of the habitat, and much more! Explore a few plants with weapons and construct your own species. Enjoy doing leaf print hammering! Monday, September 9th 9:00am - 11am    

Egg Drop Engineers

Learn about how engineers think and plan solutions. Explore parachutes and have fun using a variety of different materials to create an egg drop contraption. Dive in to simple machines by experimenting with pulleys, ramps, and more. Monday, September 16th 12pm to 2pm

Fish + Pond Life

Learn all about a fish's habitat, how their method of breathing differs from humans, their spawning behaviors, and life cycle. Experiment with how polluted watersheds impact water habitats. Make fish-inspired artwork.

Friday, September 20th 9:00am - 11:00am

Play color spy in the garden and around the learning area lawn. Can we match all our paint chips to what we see in nature? What emotions do colors express? Learn about complementary colors, color values, and experiment with primary and secondary colors and color with shaving cream! Play with fizzing colors and frothy rainbows. Monday, September 9th 12pm - 2:00pm

Colors + Experiments!
Predators + Forest Walk

Learn about the big predators of Oregon and their prey. Embark on a nature walk through the forest looking for scat, tracks, and other signs of predators and wildlife. Head back to the barn for some nature map making.

Monday, September 30th 9am - 11:00am

What causes an animal to become endangered or extinct? How can people help support habitats? Experiment with how a pond or body of water could become polluted and its effects on animal life. Learn about carrying capacity and the balance of nature! ​Friday, October 4th from 9am to 11am

Endangered Species
Nocturnal Animals

Learn all about the physical adaptations of animals that prefer to spend their waking hours in the darkness. Dissect owl pellets, experiment with echolocation and make theme-inspired crafts! Monday, October 7th 9:00am-11:00am

Beavers & Dams

Explore the pond area for signs of our toothy friends and learn about how and why they build their dams and lodges. Experiment with how beaver fur appears to be waterproof. Build and explore with dams of our own creation. 

Monday, October 7th 12pm-2pm

Experiment with Air

Explore wind and air through experiments and play! What are some ways we can see air in action? Why is air important? What is air quality? How do plants and animals use wind? Enjoy making wind inspired crafts like paper helicopters, parachutes, and to finish the morning, we'll take a moment to read or story or a poem about wind. ​Monday, September 30th 12pm-2pm

Fall Equinox

Celebrate the equinox and the beginning of fall with a hike into the forest in search of animal tracks, mushrooms, flowers, and forest critters. Assemble magic wands for our forest walk, put together silly mud faces to decorate the trees, and leaf weaving to bring home. Explore under rotting logs to discover insect homes. Discover plants that prefer sun to shade, beautiful oak tree galls, and more.  Monday, September 23rd 9am - 11:00am 

Learn about how and where birds make their homes and go bird watching. How do birds use sound to communicate? What do they eat? Gather materials from around the farm to construct your very own nests.    March 21st 10:00am - 12:00pm

Birds
Weather & Seasons  

Learn about the rain with shaving cream rain clouds! Explore what the four seasons look like in Oregon and create a beautiful season artwork piece. 

October 23rd 9am - 11:00am

What are the key differences between these two categories of classification? How is algae, a human, crocodile, or a worm categorized? Create a bug-inspired crafts with a bit of Halloween flair to celebrate the day.  October 30th 9am - 11:00am

Vertebrate or Invertebrate? 

Learn about how engineers think and plan solutions. Explore different bridge types and the forces that impact bridges. Using a variety of materials, enjoy building towers and bridges. Explore simple machines and experiment with pulleys. October 24th  1:30pm - 3pm

Little Engineers
The Water cycle

Learn about the role of rain and evaporation. Explore around the pond, creeks and natural springs to see the role that evaporation and the seasons have on water levels. Create a watershed and learn why humans and animals need clean water to survive. Friday, September 7th 9am - 11:00am

Predators

Learn about the big predators of Oregon and their prey. Embark on a scavenger hunt through the Christmas tree fields looking for sign of prey and the "bears" scattered around the fields. Head back to the barn for some crafting. Monday, August 13th 9am - 11:00am

Nature Walk & Bear Hunt!

Don't miss out on this wild event. Let's explore the pasture land and the forest area and look for signs of bears! Before we set out, let your creative juices flow and construct a pair of binoculars.  April 7th 9am - 11:00am

spring flowers

Celebrate the arrival of Spring by learning about how flowers and plants grow and the different parts of a plant. View root boxes and construct a flower diagram from natural and crafty items.  April 10th 9am - 11:00am

Bugs

Learn about what calls the soil its home. Potato bugs, spiders, and ladybugs, oh my! Go on a bug hunt for various creepy crawlers enjoy making theme-inspired artwork.  Friday, September 21st 9:00am - 11:00am

Habitats Big and Small

What is a habitat and what things do creatures need in order to survive in their habitat? Are all habitats the same? How can a tree serve as a habitat for creatures? Inspect microhabitats in rotting logs, under rocks, and in a small pond. How are habitats damaged? Enjoy creating an animal home from materials collected around the farm. Friday, March 15th 9am-11am

Water Play

Explore the plant life, rocks, and temperature of the streams and pond. Build boats and other creations to test if they'll float or sink in the water sensory bins. April 12th 9am - 11:00am    

Build a Marble Run

Using recycled household items, build an epic marble run. Learn about how some materials help the marble speed along or slow it down. 

April 14th 9am - 11:00am

Trees

Why do trees have leaves and why do they change color in the fall? Do all trees lose their leaves or needles during the fall and winter? Learn why trees have bark, take bark rubbings and make some tree artwork. 

October 12th 9am - 11:00am

What creatures make their homes in the dirt? How do people use it? Why is it important for plants? Collect soil samples and experiment what happens to it when different materials are added. How does water impact landforms? Explore signs of weathering and erosion on the farm. Experiment by building erosion bottles and discover how to prevent it. Wednesday, March 27th  9am - 11:00am

Soil

Learn about the role of rain and evaporation. Explore around the pond, creeks and natural springs to see the role that evaporation and the seasons have on water levels. Create a watershed and learn why humans and animals need clean water to survive. What is acid rain and what causes it? 

Friday, March 29th 9am - 11:00am

The Water Cycle
Worms + Insects

Learn about what calls the soil home. Potato bugs, spiders, and ladybugs, oh my! Grab a hand shovel, a container and go on a bug hunt for various creepy crawlers and enjoy making theme-inspired artwork. Experiment with how worms react to light and play a fun game!​ Monday, April 1st 9:00am - 11:00am

Nocturnal Animals

Learn all about the physical adaptations of animals that prefer to spend their waking hours in the darkness. Dissect owl pellets, experiment with echolocation and make theme-inspired crafts! Wednesday, April 3rd 9:00am-11:00am

Explore the pond area for signs of our toothy friends and learn about how and why they build their dams and lodges. Experiment with how beaver fur appears to be waterproof. Build and explore with dams of our own creation. 

Friday, April 5th 9am-11am

Beavers & Dams

Why do some animals have feathers, fur or scales? Inspect the parts of a feather and learn how birds repair their feathers. What are the advantages of each? Go for a walk around the farm exploring the habitats of creatures with fur, feathers, and scales. Enjoy constructing a theme-inspired craft. 

Monday, April 8th 9am - 11:00am

Feathers, Fur, and Scales

Explore mass, shape, and space, explore what forms mass takes, and how these states change when heated or cooled. Enjoy fun demonstrations, activities, and much more!  Friday, May 31st 9am-11am

The farm is happy to welcome a fabulous group of middle schoolers from a local school to help with maintenance and beautification projects at the farm! 

Monday, June 3rd 10am-12pm

Volunteer Day!
All About Dirt + Erosion!
Butterflies, Moths + Plants
Weather & Seasons
Amazing Animals!

Enjoy a morning packed with fun experiments to explore erosion and soil! Learn about how wind, water, and ice can transform landforms. What is groundwater and why is topsoil important to conserve? Experiment with how water moves through different soil types. Create ramps to test how sediment moves. Work in teams to test how caves are formed underground while using sugar cubes and clay.  

Wednesday, June 5th 9am-11am

Insects + Creepy Crawlers

Take a quick dive into learning about a few of the world's most unique insects. Hit the field and around the farm for a bug hunt for potato bugs, spiders, beetles, millipedes, and more! Enjoy making your own super bugs from a variety of materials. Monday, September 23rd 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Halloween Party!

Celebrate this spooky time of year at the farm and the end of the 2019 farm season with an afternoon of theme inspired games, activities, and crafts! Make sure to arrive in costume and come for a fun time! 

Friday, October 18th  12:30pm - 2:30pm

Halloween Party!

Celebrate this spooky time of year at the farm and the end of the 2019 farm season with a morning of theme inspired games, activities, and crafts! Make sure to arrive in costume and come for a fun time! 

Friday, October 18th  9:30am - 11:30am

Engineers + Simple Machines

Learn about the key things that engineers must take into consideration when solving problems and constructing. Using various materials, experiment with bridge building and put together a catapult to launch various natural and craft items.  Play with simple machines like pulleys and ramps and experiment with a wrecking ball. Monday, October 14th, 9am - 11am

The Water cycle + Extreme Weather

Learn about the role of rain and evaporation. Explore around the pond, creeks and natural springs to see the role that evaporation and the seasons have on water levels. Create a watershed and learn why humans and animals need clean water to survive. Learn about earthquakes, tsunamis, and more! 

Friday, October 11th 9am - 11:00am

Learn about the wonderful work that lady bugs do, their lifecycle, and hit the fields to disperse them onto the Christmas trees. Don't miss out on this unique learning event! Return to the barn for some crafting. Monday, August 27th 9am-11:00am

LadyBugs
air

Although you can't see it or taste it, we can certainly experiment with it! Learn about air pressure when trying to blow up a balloon in a bottle. See air drafts at work with paper helicopters and create a hypothesis or two with aerodynamics and different materials. April 16th 9:00am - 11:00am

Learn all about the physical adaptations of animals that prefer to spend their waking hours in the darkness. Experiment with echolocation and make theme-inspired crafts! April 18th 9:00am-11:00am

Nocturnal animals
Worms

How do worms help soil quality and the garden? Learn about what they eat, how long they can grow and where they make their homes. The kids will make some worm-inspired artwork. April 20th 9am-11am

Learn about soil layers, moss, lichens, the different creatures that call the soil their home. What happens when we mix some dirt with water? Mudpies! Let's explore the Christmas tree fields to collect sticks, rocks, and leaves for pie decorations.  Wednesday, August 29th 9am - 11:00am 

mud Pies

What causes an animal to become endangered or extinct? How can people help support habitats? Experiment with how a pond or body of water could become polluted and its effects on animal life. Play with food chains of various endangered animals and make some animal-inspired artwork!  

October 15th 9am - 11:00am

Endangered Species

Learn about how engineers think and plan solutions. Explore different bridge types and the forces that impact bridges. Using a variety of materials, enjoy building towers and bridges. Explore simple machines and experiment with pulleys. October 17th  9am - 11:00am

Little Engineers

Celebrate this spooky time of year at the farm with a morning of theme inspired experiments (pumpkin volcanoes), activities, and crafts! Make sure to arrive in costume! October 19th  9:30am - 11:30am

Halloween Party!
Feathers, Fur and Scales

Why do some animals have feathers, fur or scales? What are the advantages of each? Go for a walk around the farm exploring the habitats of creatures with fur, feathers, and scales. Enjoy constructing a theme-inspired craft.

October 1st 9am - 11:00am

Dirt + Rocks

What creatures make their homes in the dirt? How do people use it? Why is it important for plants? Explore signs of weathering and erosion on the farm. Experiment by building erosion bottles and discover how to prevent it.

Monday, September 17th  9am - 11:00am

Animal Symbiosis & Ecosystems

How do seemingly unrelated animals live in perfect harmony with one another? Learn about symbiotic animal relationships on the farm and talk about their ecosystems. After a hike around the pond area, celebrate with  themed-inspired arts and crafts. October 3rd 9am - 11:00am

Mini paleontologist

Grab your hand shovels and brushes and get ready to go on a dig! Before we head off to the dig site, learn about how fossils are created, the various types of them, and the different layers of soil. Return to the barn to make your own salt dough bones. October 26th 9:30am - 11:00am

Explore the pond area for signs of our toothy friends and learn about how and why they build their dams and lodges. Build and explore with dams of our own creation. October 5th 9am-11am

Beavers & Dams

Explore wind and air through experiments and play! What are some ways we can see air in action? Why is air important? What is air quality? How do plants and animals use wind? Enjoy making wind inspired crafts and to finish the morning, we'll take a moment to read or story or a poem about wind. ​Friday, April 19th 9am-10:20am

Experiment with Air
Dragonflies, Frogs and Pond Life

Learn about what calls the pond home. Examine the plant life, learn about frogs, dragonflies, water skippers and other tiny pond creatures. Learn about decomposition within the pond and make pond-inspired crafts.

 Tuesday, April 16th 1:10pm - 2:30pm    

Explore wind and air through experiments and play! What are some ways we can see air in action? Why is air important? What is air quality? How do plants and animals use wind? Enjoy making wind inspired crafts and to finish the morning, we'll take a moment to read or story or a poem about wind. ​Tuesday, April 16th 9am-10:20am

Experiment with Air
All About Birds

Learn about where birds make their homes around the farm and what they enjoy eating. How do bugs use camouflage to help escape from the beaks of birds? Build a bird nest from materials gathered around the farm. Compare different beak and feet types. Play a bird call inspired game. Friday, April 12th 9am-11am

Easter Egg Hunt

At this special event, we will be experimenting with color, playing with shaving cream, frothy color volcanoes, and fizzy baking soda experiments. The kids will then head outside for an Easter egg hunt around the garden, barn, and lawn areas. ​Wednesday, April 10th 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Animal Symbiosis & Ecosystems

How do seemingly unrelated animals live in perfect harmony with one another? Play an interactive game to learn about symbiotic animal relationships and talk about their ecosystems. After a hike around the pond area, celebrate with themed-inspired arts and crafts. Wednesday, April 10th 9am - 11:00am

Learn about how engineers think and plan solutions. Explore different bridge types and the forces that impact bridges. Using a variety of materials, enjoy building towers and bridges. November 3rd  9am - 11am

Little Engineers

Learn all about a fish's habitat, how their method of breathing differs from humans, their spawning behaviors, and lifecycle. Experiment with how polluted watersheds impact water habitats. Make some fish-inspired artwork. July 30th  9am - 11:00am

Fish 
Trees

Why do trees have leaves and why do they change color in the fall? Do all trees lose their leaves or needles during the fall and winter? Learn why trees have bark, take bark rubbings and make some tree artwork. 

October 11th 9am - 11:00am

Dragonflies, Frogs and Pond Life

Learn about what calls the pond home. Examine the plant life, learn about frogs, dragonflies, water skippers and other tiny pond creatures. Learn about decomposition within the pond and make pond-inspired crafts.

 July 11th 12pm - 2:00pm    

Play color spy in the garden and around the learning area lawn. Can we match all our paint chips to what we see in nature? What emotions do colors express? Learn about complementary colors, color values, and experiment with primary and secondary colors and color with shaving cream! Play with fizzing colors and frothy rainbows. 

Wednesday, May 1st 9am - 11:00am

What causes an animal to become endangered or extinct? How can people help support habitats? Experiment with how a pond or body of water could become polluted and its effects on animal life. Learn about carrying capacity and the balance of nature! ​Monday, April 29th 9am - 11:00am

Endangered Species
Colors!
Smell

Explore how animals and plants use smell to either attract or repel other creatures. Test our sense of smell by making frothy lemon volcanoes and scented crafts.  October 13th  9am - 11am

Forest Walk

Learn how forests support animal and insect life. Explore under rotting logs to discover insect homes. Learn how trees change with the season. Discover plants that prefer sun to shade, gurgling springs, beautiful oak tree galls, and more.  July 13th 10am - 12:00pm

Are trees, tractors, plants, and leaves magnetic? With hands-on exploration, learn what materials are magnetic and witness magnetic fields. We'll have fun painting a nature scene while using magnets as paint brushes! Friday, May 3rd 9am - 11am 

Explore with Magnets
Bees

What role do bees have in the environment? What do they eat, where do they live and discuss their anatomy. How does the human food system rely on bees? Discuss and observe (from a distance) the beehives on the property and make paper plate bee artwork!  Friday, August 31st 9:00am - 11:00am

Learn about the rain with shaving cream rain clouds! Create a tornado in a bottle, and create rain art. Explore what the four seasons look like in Oregon and experiment with a rain gauge, learn about tsunamis and extreme weather.   Monday, August 5th 12pm - 2pm

Celebrate the beauty of nature by heading into the forest to search for animal tracks, mushrooms, blossoms and flowers, and forest critters. Assemble magic wands for our forest walk and put together nature headbands to bring home. Explore under rotting logs to discover insect homes. Discover plants that prefer sun to shade, gurgling springs, beautiful oak tree galls, and more.  Wednesday, July 17th 9am - 11:00am 

Forest Walk

Learn about soil layers, moss, lichens, the different creatures that call the soil their home. What happens when we mix some dirt with water? Mudpies! Let's explore the Christmas tree fields to collect sticks, rocks, and leaves for pie decorations.  Wednesday, July 17th 12pm - 2pm

Mud Pies + Dirt
Erosion and Weathering

Where can we see signs of weathering and erosion on the farm? What causes erosion and how does it impact a habitat? Experiment by building erosion bottles and discover how to prevent it.

October 17th 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Endangered Species

What causes an animal to become endangered or extinct? How can people help support habitats? Experiment with how a pond or body of water could become polluted and its effects on animal life. Play with food chains of various endangered animals and make some animal-inspired artwork!  

April 6th 9:00am - 11:00am

Fish 

Learn all about a fish's habitat, how their method of breathing differs from humans, their spawning behaviors, and life cycle. Experiment with how polluted watersheds impact water habitats. Make fish-inspired artwork.

Monday, June 4th 9:00am - 11:00am

Dirt

What creatures make their homes in the dirt? How do people use it? Why is it important for plants? Explore signs of weathering and erosion on the farm. Experiment by building erosion bottles and discover how to prevent it.

Wednesday, June 6th  10am - 12:00pm

Farm Animal Visit

Pet and feed our barnyard friends! Learn about how and where they sleep, what they eat, and where they like to play. Create egg carton chickens and play with the farmyard sensory bin.  April 17th 9am - 11:00am

Play color spy in the garden and around the learning area lawn. Can we match all our paint chips to what we see in nature? Learn about primary and secondary colors and color with shaving cream! Monday, September 10th 9am - 11:00am

Colors!
mud Pies

What happens when we mix some dirt with water? Mud pies! Let's explore the Christmas tree fields to collect sticks, rocks and leaves for pie decorations. April 19th 9am - 11:00am

Plants and Sunlight

Do plants need sunlight to grow? Let's take a tour of the forest and explore which types of plants prefer shade to the sun. Construct a beautiful suncatcher to take home. April 21st 9am - 11:00am

Enjoy a morning packed with fun experiments to explore erosion and soil! Learn about how wind, water, and ice can transform landforms. What is groundwater and why is topsoil important to conserve? Experiment with how water moves through different soil types. Create ramps to test how sediment moves. Work in teams to test how caves are formed underground while using sugar cubes and clay.  

Monday, July 8th 9:30am-11:30am

All About Dirt + Erosion!
Scavenger Hunt

Learn about the big predators of Oregon and their prey. Learn about food webs, inspect different animal tracks, and embark on a scavenger hunt through the Christmas tree fields looking for signs of prey and the wooden bears scattered around the fields. Head back to the barn for some crafting and track making. Monday, May 6th 9am - 11am

Grab your hand shovels and brushes and get ready to go on a dig! Before we head off to the dig site, learn about how fossils are created, the various types of them, and the different layers of soil. Return to the barn to make your own salt dough bones. Friday, June 14th 9:00am - 11:00am

paleontologists
Vertebrate or Invertebrate? 

What are the key differences between these two categories of classification? How is algae, a human, crocodile, or a worm categorized? Create a theme-inspired craft to celebrate the day.  Monday, June 17th 9am - 11:00am

World Environment Day

Although World Environment Day was on June 5th, it's never too late to celebrate the environment. Join us at the farm by learning about renewable and non-renewable resources, celebrate reusing and creativity by making an up-cycled creation, listen to some stories about nature and the earth, and make seed bombs to bring home. ​Wednesday, June 19th 9am - 11:00am

Bird Nests

Learn about how and where birds make their homes and go bird watching. Gather materials from around the farm to construct your very own nests.    April 24th 9am - 11:00am

Soil Investigators

Learn about what calls the pond home. Examine the plant life, learn about frogs, dragonflies, water skippers, and other tiny pond creatures. Learn about decomposition within the pond, learn about how water can shape the landscape of the farm. Create boats and play with water using buckets, tubes, and other tools.

Monday, July 8th 12:30pm - 2:30pm    

POnd Life and Water Play!
Volcanoes + Rocks

Learn about the different types of rocks: metamorphic, igneous, and sedimentary and how they are formed. Dive into learning with cave paintings of Lascaux, France and create our own paints from dirt, crushed rocks, herbs, and plants. Experiment with how volcanoes are formed and how they can build up and destroy the land. Put together volcanoes of our own to test. ​

Monday, July 1st 9am - 11:00am

Enjoy a morning of learning about animals with superpowers! From desert beetles  that drink fog, lizards that run on water, flowers that smell like meat, to fish that shoot down their prey, get ready for a morning packed with learning and fun! Enjoy an animal adaptations hands-on activity, a walk around the farm and a theme-inspired craft! Friday, August 23rd 9:00am - 11:00am

All About Dirt + Erosion!

Enjoy a morning packed with fun experiments to explore erosion and soil! Learn about how wind, water, and ice can transform landforms. What is groundwater and why is topsoil important to conserve? Experiment with how water moves through different soil types. Create ramps to test how sediment moves. Work in teams to test how caves are formed underground while using sugar cubes and clay.  

Monday, August 26th 9:00am-11:00am

Learn about the different types of rocks: metamorphic, igneous, and sedimentary and how they are formed. Dive into learning with cave paintings of Lascaux, France and create our own paints from dirt, crushed rocks, herbs, and plants. Experiment with how volcanoes are formed and how they can build up and destroy the land. Put together volcanoes of our own to test. ​

Monday, August 26th 12pm - 2pm

Volcanoes + Rocks

Dive into habitat learning and learn about the balance of nature, play games about carrying capacity, and learn about Cane Toads in Australia, Kudzu, how a decline in otter populations impacts the rest of the habitat, and much more! Enjoy doing leaf print hammering! Friday, July 12th 9:00am - 11am    

Invasive Species

Why do plants, animals, and humans need soil? Learn about erosion and its causes and get your hands dirty with mud pie artwork.

April 26th 9am - 11:00am

Feathers, Fur and Scales

Why do some animals have feathers, fur or scales? Go for a walk around the farm and gather leaves and construct animals from natural materials.

May 1st 9am - 11:00am

Make Some Noise!

What sounds do we hear in nature? What types of noises do animals make to attract or ward away others? Let's make our own maracas with natural materials from around the farm and play on the sensory music walls.  

May 3rd 9am - 11:00am

Explore with Magnets

Are trees, tractors, plants and leaves magnetic? With hands-on exploration, learn what materials are magnetic. We'll have fun painting a nature scene while using magnets as paint brushes! October 12th 9:00am - 11:00am 

Water Play

Explore the plant life, rocks, and temperature of the streams and pond. Take water samples to explore the decomposition within the pond. Build boats and other creations to test if they'll float or sink in the water sensory bins. October 9th 9am - 11:00am    

Migratory BirdS!

Celebrate birds at the farm by learning about how birds manage to fly, practice recognizing distinctive bird calls, why they migrate and how bird migration helps the environment. In celebration, create our own bird feeders and help decorate a communal bird feeder for the farm for all birds to enjoy.

Friday, August 9th 9am to 11am

International Youth Day

Celebrate International Youth Day with us at the farm by spending a morning creating boats and playing with water using buckets, tubes, and other tools. Enjoy a handful of fun color and popping experiments, building an exciting marble run, and more! Monday, August 12th 9am - 11:00am

Animal Symbiosis & Ecosystems

How do seemingly unrelated animals live in perfect harmony with one another? Play an interactive game to learn about symbiotic animal relationships and talk about their ecosystems. After a hike around the pond area, celebrate with themed-inspired arts and crafts. Monday, August 12th 12pm - 2pm

States of Matter

Enjoy learning about the life cycle of butterflies, their role as pollinators, and the key differences between them and moths. Enjoy playing pollination and butterfly games. Why are seeds important to trees and plants and why do they need pollinators? Can we spot seeds during a walk around the farm? Put together a theme-inspired craft! Monday, August 5th 9am-11am

Our Tiny Friends

Learn about our buggy friends that spend their time under our feet. Go on a bug searching exploration in the garden and in the tree field. Learn about food chains and webs and how important bugs are to the environment. Make rock bugs to bring home.  October 10th 9:30am - 11am

Enjoy learning about the life cycle of butterflies, their role as pollinators, and the key differences between them and moths. Enjoy playing pollination and butterfly games. Why are seeds important to trees and plants and why do they need pollinators? Can we spot seeds during a walk around the farm? Put together a theme-inspired craft! Monday, August 5th 9am-11am

Butterflies, Moths, Plants

Celebrate birds at the farm by learning about how birds manage to fly, practice recognizing distinctive bird calls, why they migrate and how bird migration helps the environment. In celebration, create our own bird feeders and help decorate a communal bird feeder for the farm for all birds to enjoy.

Friday, August 9th 9am to 11am

Migratory Birds
Sun + Heat Play

Learn about how important the sun is to nature with a quick look into photosynthesis and weather. Experiment with a solar oven, pop a balloon with a magnifying glass, enjoy hands-on activities harnessing the power of the sun and heat! To bring home, the kids will make solar photographs! 

Monday, August 19th 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Honey and Mason Bees

What role do bees have in the environment? What do they eat, where do they live and discuss their anatomy. How does the human food system rely on bees? Learn about the fascinating mason bees. Play a relay race to learn about their lifecycle. Head outside for a bug hunt. Make theme-inspired art!

Monday, August 19th 9:00am - 11:00am

paleontologists

Grab your hand shovels and brushes and get ready to go on a dig! Before we head off to the dig site, learn about how fossils are created, the various types of them, and the different layers of soil. Return to the barn to make your own salt dough bones. Friday, August 16th 9:00am - 11:00am

Explore around the pond area for signs of our toothy friends and learn about how and why they build their dams and lodges. Build and explore with dams of our own creation. October 16th 9am-11am

Beavers & Dams
Bird Nests

Learn about how and where birds make their homes, how they find food, and go bird watching. Learn about ducks, geese, and raptors. Explore the different types of feathers, the benefits of webbed feet, and their different calls. Gather materials from around the farm to construct your very own nests. Friday, September 14th 9am - 11:00am

Birds

Learn about where birds make their homes around the farm and what they enjoy eating. How do bugs use camouflage to help escape from the beaks of birds? Make a cute bird feeder from recycled items.  May 10th 9am-11am

The Water cycle

Learn about the role of rain and evaporation. Explore around the pond, creeks and natural springs to see the role that evaporation and the seasons have on water levels. Create a watershed and learn why humans and animals need clean water to survive.  May 12th 9am - 11:00am

Soil Sleuths

Get your hands a bit dirty and explore what soil is and what lives at each layer. Using watercolors and other mediums, paint a diagram of the soil and what we explored in the garden. Celebrate soil with pudding and worm dirt desserts! May 15 th 9am-11am

Mini Gardens

What does a plant need to survive and flourish? Explore the garden to examine various stages of plant growth and to learn about the role of sun, water, soil and oxygen in a plants life. Make a sponge garden to take home!  May 19th 9am - 11:00am

Seeds

Learn about how different seeds travel and what they need to flourish. How do animals and insects help in the germination and travel of seeds? Make a sponge garden to take home. June 9th 9am-11am

Worms

How do worms help soil quality and the garden? Learn about what they eat, how long they can grow and where they make their homes. The kids will make some worm-inspired artwork. June 12th 9am-11am

Birds

Learn about where birds make their homes around the farm and what they enjoy eating. How do bugs use camouflage to help escape from the beaks of birds? Make a cute bird feeder from recycled items.  June 14th 9am-11am

Explore the plant life, rocks, and temperature of the streams and pond. Build boats and other creations to test if they'll float or sink in the water sensory bins. June 16th 9am - 11:00am    

Water Play
Weather & Seasons  

Learn about the rain with shaving cream rain clouds! Explore what the four seasons look like in Oregon and create a beautiful season artwork piece. 

June 19th 9am - 11:00am

Why do plants, animals, and humans need soil? Learn about erosion and its causes and get your hands dirty with mud pie artwork.

June 21st 9am - 11:00am

Soil Investigators