Fri, Jan 19|
Whispering Oaks Farm
Junior Farmhand Session 3: Ruminants -Goat, Sheep, Cows
A 6 week drop off program
Time & Location
Jan 19, 2024, 8:00 AM EST – Feb 23, 2024, 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 3: Ruminants, Sheep, Goats, Cows
Week One: Rumination - what is it?
Week Two: Meat & Dairy Goats
Week Three: Breeding, conformation, performance testing & showing: Goats
Week Four: Raising Small Ruminants for Fiber
Week Five: Sheep for Meat & Dairy
Week Six: Dairy & Meat Cows
Children should bring a water bottle, 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.
Release of Liability Waiver: Required from all participants.
Inclement Weather: This is an outdoor class, and we do not have public indoor cover available. Florida weather can change rather quickly, so in the event weather prohibits our ability to complete our schedule activities, all reasonable attempts will be made to reschedule. Please plan accordingly.
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.
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$300.00
Junior Farmhand Sibling$200.00