Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture

Arcadia Farm field trips connect students with where their food comes from, while emphasizing healthy eating and sustainable growing practices. Students will begin their trip with a scavenger hunt, and then become farmers and rotate through interactive activity stations. They'll learn about topics like soil and compost, edible plant parts, life cycles, pollination and pest control, and livestock. They'll get to practice measuring, adding & subtracting, critical thinking, making predictions, and much more. Programs are designed for grades K-5th, but Arcadia can customize the trip for older learners, scout groups, and clubs.
 
Contact Info
Address: 9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309. Fairfax County. Tel: 571-384-8845. Email: Morgan@arcadiafood.orgWebsite: www.arcadiafood.org/arcadia-farm-field-trips. Hrs: Vary.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: K-5th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Varies.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Mathematics, Science.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Health & Safety, Science. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Farm Lesson Plan

The average American may eat 125 pounds of potatoes each year, but corn is actually America's number one field crop, providing ingredients for cereals, peanut butter, snack foods and soft drinks. Use a trip to an agricultural farm to find out where our fruits and vegetables come from. ... Continue