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Fall Farm & Wilderness Field Trip for grades 2-6.

Description

Trek through the wilderness, interact with farm animals, and explore our organic garden- all in a single action-packed day! Farm and Wilderness Exploration invites students to appreciate the connectedness of all life while discovering the unique characteristics and roles of plants and animals on the trail and farm. Students build confidence and develop new insights as they inspect an animal track on the trail, meet a banana slug along the creek, examine critters in the compost pile, or pet a farm animal.

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Teacher holds up carrot in the garden as kids look on

Who Is This For?

Farm and Wilderness EdVenture is for students in grades 2 through 6.

Duration

This program consists of:

We will send you pre-recorded materials to cover with your students before your visit to Hidden Villa. There will be no charge for these preparatory materials! As soon as Spring 2022, we do hope to resume in-person school visits - they are fulfilling for us, too.

A visit to Hidden Villa lasting approximately 3-4.5 hours on the date you selected (based on our mutual agreement). Our typical day is 10am - 2:30pm, however, we can adjust the exact duration to meet your school and scheduling needs. 

Cost

$18/per person (same price for children and adults).

The maximum number of participants we can accommodate per program is 35.

 Hidden Villa does not mandate a specific student/adult ratio, but strongly suggests limiting it to approximately 8 students to one adult, for the purposes of supervision and support, while also allowing for the most students possible to participate.  Our low adult- to-child ratio provides a safe and well-supervised visit, while optimizing students' educational opportunities.  

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the Covid health emergency, Our staff will not be making our usual, pre-trip school visits this fall. To help students prepare for their visit, we will send you pre-recorded materials to cover with your students before your visit to Hidden Villa. There will be no charge for these preparatory materials! As soon as Spring 2022, we do hope to resume in-person school visits - they are fulfilling for us, too.

Limited scholarship funds are available for schools with 25%+ of their students eligible for the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program.  Scholarships are detailed on the registration site.  Scholarship information can be found on the registration site and can only apply to programs conducted September - February.  Funds run out quickly, so sign up early!  

Capacity

We can accommodate a maximum of 35 participants per a time slot (this includes students and adults). If you must exceed that count, please contact us at [email protected] or (650) 949-8644 to see if we can make an exception.

After the opening circle, students will be divided into groups of approximately 8 students, depending on staffing ratios.