The educational programs at Bowers Farm are uniquely designed to spark curiosity and wonder and to allow students to engage with components of agriculture such as plants in our gardens and livestock in our barns! Our mission is to provide an inquiry-based experience for children of all ages, ensuring that programs are aligned with grade level content, with the guidance of NGSS and state standards.
NEW FOR 2020! FOREST AND FARM EXPLORERS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM!
Firefly Forest School will provide our youngest learners with the chance to connect and learn from the natural world at Bowers School Farm. Our nature-based preschool programs focus on celebrating the seasons, gaining firsthand experience with farming and food. Young learners will be using the natural world as a backdrop for science, art, personal growth, and skill development. Each week will feature new activities, invitations to play, and experiences for our students - all rooted in the lands of Bowers Farm. Registration will begin early January on Community Pass.
We offer enriching and engaging programs in the spring and fall. During the spring, the farm is roaring with life: babies are being born and gardens are being planted. There is hardly a moment to stop moving! Fall time at the farm is a great time to learn about harvesting! Our preschool-aged groups get to explore our hand-planted pumpkin patch and lush gardens. Children are able to see where their produce comes from and how farmers make it possible!
Sustainable Learning Gardens
As part of our education programs, we service, explore and learn in our Sustainable Learning Garden. Children get to explore how the garden functions, from helping us transport seedlings from our greenhouse, all the way to harvesting fresh kale to put in a delicious salad!
Our Sustainable Learning Garden is always evolving with the consideration of new farming techniques and technology. Children become engaged in the garden during our educational programs during the school year and are found exploring it in our summer camps!