WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
The Kids on the Farm Program facilitates school field trips to local farms, as well as farmer visits to classrooms. Students can expect to engage all five senses as they interact with livestock, work with soil and compost, plant seeds, or harvest food. No matter which farm you choose, your students will learn about where food comes from and achieve specific curriculum connections.
Farm Tour Season is May 1-September 30: Spring activities can include holding baby animals and planting seeds, while fall activities can include harvesting vegetables. Many farm activities can be done in both seasons.
Complex Field Trip: The Yukon Government Department of Education considers a farm tour a complex field trip. Teachers are reminded to comply with the Field Trip Policy.
Transportation Subsidy: Every Kids on the Farm field trip is eligible for a transportation subsidy of 50% costs, up to $250, plus an emergency vehicle subsidy of $25 (for personal vehicles). The teacher is responsible for making transportation arrangements and will receive the subsidy upon receipt of the Farm Tour Evaluation Form. For safety reasons, a personal vehicle or a bus must stay on-site for the duration of any farm tour.
Student Fee $7: A fee of $7 will be charged for each student on the tour, plus any chaperones in excess of the Department of Education’s required levels of supervision. The program coordinator will send an invoice to your school after the tour is complete.
Open all school year: Invite a farmer to your classroom anytime during the school year (closed during March). Activities can range from chick incubator and seed planting to harvest processing and preservation.
No Student Fee
Materials: The teacher should communicate with the farmer about any material costs, and will be invoiced by the farmer for the costs after the visit.