Tue, Oct 18|
Whispering Oaks Farm
October Farm School for Tot's: Ages 2-4
"Tell me and I'll forget. Teach me and I'll remember. Involve me and I'll Learn." - Benjamin Franklin
Time & Location
Oct 18, 2022, 10:00 AM EDT – Oct 25, 2022, 11:30 AM EDT
Whispering Oaks Farm, 5330 Dana Rd, Fort Myers, FL 33905, USA
About the event
Farm School for Tot's will be held on two separate days within a single month, from October 2022 through April 2023. Farm School is a hands-on, animal interactive, program on our family-owned farm that allows your child the opportunity to learn by doing. Each month / session will follow the schedule found here.
This week we will focus on learning about Turkeys, Chickens & Ducks. How they are similar & how they are different. We will feel their feathers, point out the physical differences we can see, and compare their egg's size, shape and colors. We will have a variety of sensory and sorting bins as well as an open ended craft / play time.
We will learn about goats and sheep this week. How they are similar and how they are different. How their coats feel, how their eyes look, what they eat & what they produce for us. Children will have the opportunity to simulate "milking a goat" and to taste raw goat milk, (with the consent of their parents). We will have a variety of sensory and sorting bins as well as an open ended craft / play time.
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.
Bottled Water & insect repellant will be provided, there will be a public restroom and a place to wash your hands.
Release of Liability Waiver: All visitors are subject to the Florida Agritourism operator laws. FLA. Stat. 570.88 - 570.89. Under Florida law, an agritourism operator is not liable for injury or death of, or damage or loss to, a participant in an agritourism activity conducted at this agritourism location if such injury, death, damage, or loss results from the inherent risks of the agritourism activity. Inherent risks of agritourism activities include, among others, risks of injury inherent to land, equipment, and animals, as well as the potential for you to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to your injury, death, damage, or loss. You are assuming the risk of participating in this agritourism activity.
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.
Parents must stay onsite and supervise their child(ren) for the entirety of each class.
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 Farm School session. Refunds will ONLY be issued if an emergency prevents participation in both scheduled class days within a session.
Class sizes are set to a maximum of 8 students per 2 week session.
1 hour 30 minutes
1 hour 30 minutes
October Farm School For Tot's
Farm School for October Session