Spring Programs

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Program Descriptions

Design Your Own Farm

2nd – 5th grade: What does a plant need to grow? Explore plant parts, photosynthesis, and the plant growth cycle with a hands-on transplanting activity. Read More »

6th – 12th grade: How can organic farmers work with their local ecosystem to restore soil health, sequester carbon, and grow more nutritious food for their community? Read More »

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Seasonal Farm Tour

PreK-5th grade: Springtime at Queens Farm brings lots of activity! This comprehensive outdoor tour explores our food system and the many aspects of our historic, sustainable farm. Read More »

6th- 12th grade: This outdoor tour explores regenerative agriculture by learning about the farming techniques we utilize Read More »

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Animal Adventures

PreK – 5th grade: What types of animals live at Queens Farm? Students will learn more about the livestock we raise and how each animal benefits the farm. Read More »

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Compost to Zero Waste & Fresh Veggies

K – 5th grade: The powerful ecological value of compost comes to life in this hands-on workshop. Read More »

6th – 12th grade: Students actively explore our compost site as an outdoor laboratory through a combination of reading, teamwork and hands-on experimentation.  Read More »

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History of NYC [Indoors]

Note: Our historic farmhouse can only accommodate one class per day (35 people maximum).

3rd – 5th grade: Step inside our 18th century farmhouse to learn about the life of Dutch farmers, Jacob and Catherine Adriance. Read More »

6th – 12th grade: Journey through the history that shaped New York City. From indigenous peoples to Dutch colonialism, Queens Farm showcases 300-years of the history of agriculture as a way of life in NYC. Read More »

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What’s the Buzz? Bees & Pollinators [Indoors]

2nd – 5th grade: Bees are fundamental to our food system. Through an indoor presentation students will be introduced to the life and behavior of honeybees and learn how bees pollinate many of the crops we eat every day. Read More »

6th – 12th grade: Can we survive without pollinators? Students observe the essential role of native and cultivated pollinators on our ecosystem and food system. Read More »

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ADMISSION FEE: $12 per student/parent (school staff are free). Minimum of 20 admissions per program.

PAYMENT DETAILS: Full payment due 3 weeks before your trip, payable by purchase order, school check or credit card.

TIME: 10am – 12:30pm (including lunch). Buses leave promptly at 12:30pm.

LUNCH: Lunch space is not guaranteed and is predominantly outdoor picnic-style seating. 

HAYRIDES: All programs include a tractor-drawn hayride around the farm.

Most programs are outdoors, except where indicated. Programs that include an indoor lesson are followed by an outdoor tour.

Custom Virtual Tours

Virtual tours give students a “farmer’s eye view” of our 47 acres, teaching about growing food sustainably, raising livestock, and NYC history. Programs can be tailored to any age from Pre-K through high school and can be designed to fit curricular need.