We welcome school groups, home-school groups and organization to visit us for an authentic farm experience. Full day or half day programs are offered. Curriculum is designed to support curricular goals and geared toward the age group. Farm-based activities will follow the flow of the seasons and will teach about the plant and animal kingdoms.
No matter the season, there is always a good reason to integrate STEM learning on the farm. For older students, science, particularly botany, comes to life while working with our farmers in the food production area. Physics can be taught through a potato cannon demonstration. Students can see how simple machines used on the farm help our farmers, and the ways mathematics is used in almost every aspect of farming.
Spring 2024 Field Trips
Full day field trips will be scheduled on Tuesdays and Fridays. Inquire about dates for half day field trips or smaller group field trip. See our online calendar and email us with your preference for field trip date.
Spring farming activities including starting seeds, and planting crops in our production areas. Groups also visit the chicks and animals that live on the farm. Tomatoes, potatoes, onions, pumpkins and winter squash are the main themes of our spring farming curriculum.
Inquire about summer opportunities to visit the farm. Due to summer camp schedule our schedule is limited during the summer.
In the autumn, harvesting root vegetables, planting onions and garlic, and pumpkins are main themes for fall curriculum. Searching for the enormous turnip is a group favorite! Visiting the animals round out fall visits to the farm.
Weather permitting, we can accommodate small groups in the winter. Hardy winter crops and four season growing methods will be the focus of our curriculum. The animals are happy to have visitors any time of year!
Heritage Creek Farm & education center
2126 Rissermill Road, Mount Joy, PA 17552
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