Overview & Information
SCIENCE IN THE OUTDOOR CLASSROOM
Trained staff will guide your students through hands-on activities on agriculture and the environment. Questions are encouraged. Each Discovery Station engages students in kindergarten-through-third grade with age-appropriate activities.
Suggestions for Your Class Schedule
Our staff will be happy to make suggestions concerning your class schedule and help you plan your agenda.
9 a.m. - Arrive at the Farm
9:15 a.m. - 1st Discovery Learning Station
10 a.m. – Break: Bring snacks that are individually wrapped or that don’t require utensils,
10:15 a.m. - 2nd Discovery Learning Station
Noon - Tour completed.
If you have particular educational needs not addressed by our curriculum, contact us to see if we can address your specific request.
Petting animals at the University Farm is not permitted. This policy is in keeping with guidelines from the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Contact with animals can spread disease- especially to children younger than 5 - as well as to the elderly, to pregnant women and to people with low-immune systems. Students and other visitors must wash their hands in the restrooms and portable hand-washing stations provided at the farm. Hand washing is a biosecurity measure that also helps protect our animals from diseases that can be transmitted by people.
Trolleys transport students to different areas of the farm, but some crossing areas are not suitable for the trolleys. Your buses or vans will be used to transport students to areas where the trolley cannot travel.
You must provide your own lunch and snack. Barber Park, located 1.5 miles from the farm, has facilities for outdoor lunches. Barber Park is operated through the Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department and separate arrangements must be made with them: (336) 373-5892.