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Lets Explore Hidden Villa:

Animals, Garden, and Nature


Welcome to our World of Wonders Series! This page is a perfect introduction to our Educational Garden, farm animals, and the natural world. Get ready to learn the “Hidden Villa story” and consider why we work to make the world a more fair and sustainable place . Start with our welcome video – join us and sing along.


Welcome to Hidden Villa! Did you check for your farm tools?


Your farm tools for touching, smelling, feeling, looking, and tasting are very important for exploring the world around you. Lets learn more about how we can use our farm tools to make observations, ask questions, and make connections.



I Notice, I Wonder…

Lets practice using our prompts!

1. First make observations using, “I notice…”

2. Now lets ask some questions about an object using, “I wonder…”

3. Finally lets pull everything together and make some connections using, “it reminds me of…”

These are the essential tools of a scientist!

Explore Click here for more our Student Guide that includes questions, resources and activities about this topic!



Now it is time to dive into our theme:


“Lets Explore Hidden Villa”

Animals, Garden, and Nature


Start by selecting Session 1 to experience all the wonders of our Educational Garden! Don’t forget your farm tools!


If you are using these materials while participating in our Hidden Villa Covey*, please wait to start the following session until after your LIVE session with an educator. These materials are meant to be worked through one week at a time.

*Named after the groups of California Quail scurrying all around Hidden Villa, exploring everywhere and noticing everything!


Session 1

Our Organic Garden

Dive into our organic Educational Garden as we look at the 6 plant parts we grow in the garden and so much more!

Start now

Session 2

Farm Animals!

What farm animals does Hidden Villa have? What do our farm animals need to be happy and healthy?

Link coming soon…


Session 3


Sometimes it’s stinky or spiny, sometimes it’s beautiful – but Nature is always fascinating when you take a good look! Join us!

Link coming soon…

Session 4

Bringing it All Together

How are our healthy habitats, animals, and gardens related to one another?

Link coming soon…


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