Fri, Oct 06|
Whispering Oaks Farm
Junior Farmhand Session 1: Sustainability
A 6 week drop off program
Time & Location
Oct 06, 8:00 AM EDT – Nov 10, 12:00 PM EST
Whispering Oaks Farm, 5330 Dana Rd, Fort Myers, FL 33905, USA
About the event
Junior Farmhand is a 6 week Drop-off Program that will challenge your child’s problem solving, critical thinking and team work skills.
Topics / Tasks Covered:
- Farm Chores
- Animal Husbandry
- AG Projects
- Farm Science & Labs
- Livestock Conservation
- Nature Journaling
Curriculum Supported & includes ELA / Writing, Math, Science & History Elements.
This session will consist of 6 - 4 hour long classes, held weekly, on specified Fridays, from 8:00am - 12:00pm.
This is a drop-off class taught by Ms. Ashley & Ms. Carolina incorporating the following curriculum into our lessons and activities:
Exploring Agriscience, Farm Anatomy, Harbor & Sprout as well as multiple other supplements
Session One: Sustainability
Farm Anatomy, Waste & Composting
The ground: above & below
Foraging: Identifying edible plants
Gardening for Food
Sustainable Farming: putting it all together
Children should bring a water bottle, garden or work gloves, a change of clothes, and packed lunch to each class.
What to wear
- Play clothes
- Closed Toed shoes
- Sunscreen / Bug Repellant
- Hat / Sunglasses
What not to wear
- Anything you don’t want to get dirty
- Open toed shoes
- Clothing with tassels / frays/ hanging string etc.
Many of our animals free-range. This includes chickens, roosters, turkeys, ducks, farm cats & 2 livestock guardian dogs, all of which are used to visitors. We do have active Honey Bee Hives on our farm.
Release of Liability Waiver: Required from all participants.
Parents are responsible for the full tuition, regardless if your child is able to attend every date in their Junior Farmhand session. Refunds will ONLY be issued if an emergency prevents participation in all 6 scheduled class days within a single session.
Class sizes are set to a minimum of 8 & a maximum of 25 students per session.
Junior Farmhand Session 1
Oct 05, 11:30 PM EDT
Junior Farmhand Sibling
Oct 03, 2:00 AM EDT