Exploration Field Trips (Series of farm visits over a season)

 

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The Ranch Exploration series:

- Students take a journey through the seasons at the farm with a series of farm-based field trips.

Four field trips to the American River Ranch, leads youth towards connecting with food, health, and the environment by learning about soil fertility and production, planting and tending native and food bearing plants, irrigation, garden design, seasonality and fresh snacks from the farm, and hands-on tasks in the Youth Garden. Participants explore all aspects of the American River Ranch from the field, and into the forest and American River Parkway. Our education staff visits the classroom twice-once before and once after the field trips. Participants will walk away armed with a deep understanding and appreciation of sustainable agriculture in an urban setting along a riparian corridor. For more information about the Exploration program, click here. To register for an Exploration program click here.


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The Creek Exploration series:

- Students take a journey through the seasons at the farm with a series of creek-based field trips.

Four field trips to the American River Ranch lead youth towards connecting with food, health, and the environment through hands-on tasks and studies along Cordova Creek, including water quality and conservation, native plants and soils, local wildlife, and stewardship projects. The Creek Exploration is designed to address Next Generation Science Standards, creating healthy snacks, and walks through the field, and into the forest. The program involves two classroom visits by our education staff- one before and one after the field trips. Participants will walk away armed with a deep understanding and appreciation of restoring native plants, establishing creek habitat, and of the environment of the American River Parkway.  For more information about the Exploration program, click here. To register for an Exploration program click here.

 

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