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Appleton Farms Education Programs – Inspiring the Next Generation of Conservationists

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New Educational Programs This Fall!

Appleton Farms wants to help support your family during these challenging times and get your kids outside and learning. We are offering educational drop-off programs for children ages 5-11 in 3 different series this fall. Please see descriptions for more information. Registration opens 8/24.

Interested in booking a private series for your child’s learning group, homeschool group, or learning pod? Looking to organize a kindergarten or middle school-aged group for a series?

We are currently offering limited morning and afternoon privately booked series in addition to our public offering! Reach out to discuss booking a private field study series: Ashley Chapman, Education Manager achapman@thetrustees.org

Farm Field Study Programs for Schools & Youth

The 1,000 sweeping acres of pastures, fields, forests, historic houses & trails and Appleton’s working dairy, livestock, and vegetable CSA production agricultural operations invite students to both learn and connect with land around them. We offer programs for both large and small groups and can adapt offerings to best suit the learning of all students.

School Partnership Programs

Appleton Farms offers students and teachers to take a deep dive into place-based learning in agriculture, healthy eating, sustainability, life cycles and seasons through year-long, semester visit partnerships with local schools. These programs are designed with the season in mind, and each program builds on the learning established in prior sessions.

Programs for Young Learners

At Appleton Farms, educational experiences begin with our younger learner programs. Our chaperone-child programs introduce children to the farm through hands-on sensory experiences. Through “chores,” songs, stories, games, crafts and exploration young learners are immersed in farm-learning and outdoor exploration.

Education Internships at Appleton Farms

Appleton Farms offers semester-long environmental/farm-based education internships for students pursuing a career in the education field. Gain hands-on environmental experience planning and leading educational experiences for students’ preschool through high school under the guidance and leadership of experienced farm educators. Opportunities are available for fall & spring semesters, as well as during winter and summer break.

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New Educational Programs This Fall!

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