At Amber Waves Farm, we passionately believe that connecting eaters, especially children, to their food and the farmers who grow it is the foundation for building their lifelong commitment to land stewardship and empowered healthy eating. We are committed to teaching children about farm-to-table nutrition and the story of their food.
The Amber Waves Farm Food Education Program empowers children to establish a connection with their food by bringing them into the fields to see, touch, smell, and taste new and familiar flavors. In seven years of working with children on the farm we have established collaborative partnerships with more than 20 elementary schools, summer camps, and after school programs, welcoming thousands of children to the farm.
Interested in scheduling a field trip?
Amber Waves Farm offers educational field trips for students to explore the world outside their classroom. The farm provides an environment for hands-on experiential learning while making connections to curriculum in the classroom. During farm visits, we walk the field, visit the animals, explore the greenhouses, and use our senses to touch, smell and taste the harvest! We help students make connections about farms, food and the unique history of agriculture on Long Island. Our intent is for every child who visits the farm to be able to answer the following questions:
- Where does my food come from?
- Who grows my food?
- What is a farmer’s job?
- Why are farmers important?
- How does a seed become a plant?
Amber Waves Farm field trip registration is closed for the Fall and Winter.
Beginning in January we will start registration for Spring 2018.
Please schedule your spring field trip to the farm today!
You can pick a day (or two, or three!) and time for your class to visit the farm. Field trips typically last between 45-60 minutes and include a short lesson, a hands-on farm activity and tastings when available. The content and curriculum changes monthly to complement what’s happening on the farm. We can happily tailor the field trips to meet any curriculum standards if necessary. In order to assist us in funding this program, we charge $3/student. Your support is greatly appreciated! Scholarships are available.
Scheduling a visit is easy! Our availability in the Spring of 2018:
Please select a date and time from the calendar. (If for some reason your class cannot fit into these time slots or if you have any other specific questions about visiting the farm, please fill out the form below and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.)
Choose a day: MONDAYS, TUESDAYS and WEDNESDAYS
Choose a time: 9:30am-10:30am, 11:00am-12:00pm, 1:30pm-2:30pm
If you have other questions about our educational programming, contact us using the form below.