Field Trip with Kindergarteners excites the senses!

More than 40 kindergarteners from Early Childhood Academy Public Charter School in D.C. visited Arcadia on May 3rd. The field trip complemented the students' focus on healthy eating habits, and the farm provided a living classroom to observe the connection between the environment, nutrition, and education.

We began with a sensory tour of the Groundhog Garden. Kids touched, smelled, and tasted their way through sorrel, rosemary, and mint.

After a delicious lunch, which included a carrot and beet salad fit for Iron Man himself, the little farmers visited the five stations:  tasting, soil searching, funky chickens, buzzing bees and pesky pests, and incredible edible plants. It was a day full of adventure as the kids spotted new plants, chopped and grated veggies, and dug for worms. They even fed the chickens clovers and saw honey bees collecting pollen!

Never underestimate the power of experiential education. One of our young farmers sampled our fresh vegetables and whooped: "These beets are off the hook!" More expressions of joy are showcased in the photos from their Field Trip. We were happy to see the kids enjoy new and unfamiliar tastes and explore the beautiful grounds of Arcadia. 

Early Childhood Academy also participated in our In-Classroom Follow Up Visit pilot this season. Three Farm Educators visited the students in their classroom in Southeast D.C. this week and brought the farm to the classroom. A worm bin, rotting food scraps, and fresh soil were all a part of a continued learning lesson on our friends, the "Wonderful Worms." 

Thinking ahead to the fall? Well, so are we! Our registration for our Fall Field Trip Season, which runs November 4th - September 1st, is now open. Field Trips are for school groups (grades Pre-K through 5th) and special custom groups. 

If you would like to schedule a field trip, visit  http://arcadiafood.org/arcadia-farm-field-tripsHope to see you on the farm!

Written by: Aisha Salazar 


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