Our educational work with students and children aims to get kids out in the field exploring the natural world to see first-hand how, where, and who their food comes from.

The subject of our lessons vary to stay age-appropriate and relevant while still giving children the feeling of empowerment over their food choices—critical for the lifelong practice of personal wellness.

Younger children practice using their senses (smell, sight, taste, touch) to experience the world around them while older children are exposed to the concept of natural systems (water, soil, ecosystems) and how we humans play a role in these systems and can strive for sustainability. These programs are meant to be meaningful, impactful, and informative, but also FUN!

Programs are available to children through school or summer camp, or by parent sign-up in the summertime.

 
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FIELD TRIPS

FOR CLASSES

Scheduling a visit is easy! You can pick a day (or two, or three!) and time for your class to visit the farm.

1.) Please select a date and time from the calendar below. 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.

2.) Choose a day: Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday

3. ) Choose a time: 9:30am-10:30am, 11:00am-12:00pm, 1:30pm-2:30pm

Details and Cost 

Field trips are one hour 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 and please send your scholarship request to education@amberwavesfarm.org.

FOR HOME SCHOOLERS

We offer programming and field trips for home schooled parents and students every Tuesday and Thursday.

Younger Students

Socialize and enjoy nature at Amber Waves Farm this Fall by joining fellow homeschooling families for a weekly kid farm experience. and children meet at the maple tree near the market and take a tour of the farm. Discover what’s in the dirt that makes food grow, how the chickens compliment the farm, the seed to plant experience, and of course harvesting, preparing and eating in the field

  • $3 per student

  • Tuesday & Thursday 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Ages 0-4

Older Students

Satisfy a curious mind in nature. Homeschooling families can drop off their kids at Amber Waves Farm this Fall. We will be doing real farm chores and studying soil, seeds, plants, weather, chickens, harvesting, processing and storing food for the market.

  • $3 per kid

  • Tuesday & Thursday 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Ages 5+

 
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SUMMER CAMPS

The Amber Waves and CMEE summer camps are both over for the season.

Check back in Spring 2020 for a full list of programming!

 
 

If you have other questions about our educational programming, contact us using the form below.

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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 ten 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.

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?