Farm Animal Education
Our farm-based education and intervention program provides experiential, interdisciplinary education that connects students and the public to the environment, their community, and the role of agriculture in our lives. The team consists of a certified teacher with a background in agricultural sciences and staff who have practical experience in livestock management.
Animal-assisted activities and experiential learning create the opportunity for children to self-reflect through interactions and relationships with people, peers and animals in the barn environment. Experiences with farm animals can teach responsibility, care and concern for another creature, and personal boundaries such as appropriate touch, movement, and fine and gross motor skills, as well as leadership and teamwork skills. Children become primary caretakers, feeding animals, cleaning stalls and tending to the basic needs of the animals.