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WE ARE OPEN THIS WEEKEND, FEBRUARY 15 AND 16 FROM 11AM-6PM. 

PLEASE JOIN US!  

Join us for sledding and ice skating (if conditions allow) on Saturday and Sunday starting at 11 a.m. Bring your own sleds and skates.  We have a warming barn with board games, outside fire pit, and concessions for purchase.

FREE to attend!

Bloomfield's Bold Sledding Adventure

Students! Build a sled for a Bloomfield Hills Schools staff member to race down the Bowers School Farm hill!

Story Time - with Police, Fire, and Library

Safety & Other Information

Safety is important - learn more about our rules on and off the hill.

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Farm News

NEW FOR 2020!  Forest & Farm Explorers Preschool at Bowers!

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.

Register now on Community Pass. This program runs from April 22 - June 10, 2020. 

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Academy Spotlight by Dr. Aileen Myer

We’ve had an exciting, action-packed start to 2020, and the Academy Students find new ways to impress us all with their heart and spirit every day. Here are some of our favorite highlights from the past couple of months. 

Baby Season on the Farm

With 22 lambs, Academy Students were lucky enough to witness multiple live births! Students had a front row seat as a ewe delivered 2 lambs, with another to follow later. We are grateful to Kathleen, Jessica, and Alan for allowing students to be a part of this event. They continue to capitalize on the teachable moments in these situations, entertaining insightful questions, providing commentary, making connections, and inviting students to be active participants in the natural occurrences on the farm. Authentic learning of this type is impossible to find in any other space. We are SO lucky to be able to learn here every day. 

Since then, we have transitioned from lamb season to “kid” season… The baby goats are here! Bowers students again have the opportunity to be involved as babies continue to join our Bowers Farm community. Several students have taken a special interest in this aspect of the farm, and have done an excellent job embracing daily life and responsibilities here. Every day, we continue to be impressed by the authentic learning that happens here, and the commitment and responsibility that the students embody. As additional kids are born, students look forward to more opportunities to engage in live births and bottle feed the newborn kids.

Cardboard Sled Races

On February 9th, Bowers Farm hosted the 1st Annual Cardboard Sled Race! Bowers Academy Students worked hard to create sleds utilizing cardboard, duct tape, and paint. The sleds were quite impressive! The students designed a #1 Pencil Sled for me, and a Barnyard Bobsled for Farm Director Alan. Academy Students volunteered their services at the concessions stand inside the FAB and enjoyed sledding on the hill. It was a great event all around, and students are already brainstorming ideas for next year!

Building Community

On Wednesday, February 5th, Academy Students visited Way Elementary to read together, do crafts, and visit with Rockit the farm bunny. Students really highlighted the different dispositions we have been discussing all year long. They were curious, reflective, independent, responsible, caring, flexible, considerate, adventurous, and compassionate risk-takers. This visit surpassed expectations and laid the foundation for a wonderful partnership in the future.  

We have embodied community in so many ways in the past couple of months. We wish the images could paint a picture of the magic that unfolded during each of these experiences. We have had such powerful moments together, and there will undoubtedly be more to come.

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2020BloomfieldWinterParkPoster

 

Saturdays (from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.) and Sundays (from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.) from  January 18, 2020 - February 9, 2020.  Free to attend. Donation appreciated! Location: Bowers School Farm Activity Building (1219 East Square Lake Road). Contact LSimonelli@bloomfield.org, JDoran@bloomfield.org  or 248.341.6481

Thank you to our current sponsors!!

Starbucks (Woodward/Square Lake)

Guerrilla Food Detroit

The Heathers Club

The Village Club

Munn Tractor

Bloomfield Hills Schools Foundation

Patricia Hardy

Linda Kmit

Winter Park Highlights: Skating, Sledding, and Indoor Activities