Field Trips and Tours

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We offer field trips and tours for youth and adult groups. It is a fun and unique learning experience.. We offer trips to both The Gateway Greening Urban Farm and Bell Demonstration Garden. Please fill out our online Field Trip/Tour inquiry form if you are interested in visiting a Gateway Greening garden. There is a $5 suggested donation per child for field trips.

Eligibility: Gateway Greening Network Gardens, Non-Network Gardens, General Public

Locations:
The Gateway Greening Urban Farm
Bell Demonstration Garden

When:
March – October
The Gateway Greening Urban Farm: Wednesdays & Fridays
Bell Demonstration Garden: Tuesday – Friday
9am-3pm
Gateway Greening must have at least two weeks notice of field trip date

Logistics:
-Ratio of 1 Chaperone (adult)/10 Students for school and youth groups
-45 participants maximum at one time/location
-Appropriate clothing for weather including rain jackets, warm clothing, water bottles, sunscreen, bug spray, close-toed shoes. Gateway Greening will not provide these. Food is not provided.
-A portable toilet is available onsite.

Pricing: Free to youth programs and schools. Adult groups $35/hr.

Media Release: Upon submittal of request form, you will be sent a Media Release form to fill out for Gateway Greening to take and use pictures or video of the students.

Possible Field Trip Options

Seedfolks book (young adults): Read and discuss portions of this award-winning book and investigate the garden for similarities within the book.

-Scavenger Hunt: Explore the garden in a fun hunt for colors, shapes, and organisms, and use simple math and language arts to describe the world.

-Pollinators: Learn about the importance that pollinators play within our lives through field investigations and a fun, interactive game (best during warmer months when plants are flowering).

-Composting: Get your hands dirty investigating the processes that create soil and learn how they can recycle food and organic waste into fertilizer for plants.

-Insects & Invertebrates: Get a chance to take a close look at various critters big and small that inhabit the soil and plants that we eat.

-Sensory Exploration (great for younger students): explore their world through various senses and activities.

-Self-guided Visit: This option is available for groups that would like to use our garden sites for their own educational program. Gateway Greening staff will be at the site for the duration of the program. This option is limited to 60 minutes.

-Other: Gateway Greening staff are flexible to create a field trip based on the groups’ interests and educational objectives.



Contact

Education Manager