Field Trips are held Monday-Friday during the mornings with some availability for scheduled trips after lunch hours, too. Groups (15 people or more) are also welcome during our open-to-the-public hours but will have “free-reins” of all activities. All “Groups” receive the same rate and field trip pumpkin per paid admission. See Below.
We strive to make the field trip experience tailored to the age group and an educational, fun but structured, adventure. Each season brings about the usual PPP field trip traditions and new surprises with 2017 living
up to those expectations. Generally, the trips consist of “stations” that the teacher and his/her class will experience together, yet segregated from the other teachers and their respective classes/groups. The duration of each “station” is 15-20 minutes. PPP staff members will lead each class from station to station and assist with the fluidity of the rotations. This year’s station activities will be announced soon. Teachers are asked to please wear nametags and PPP will provide them if needed. The communication between teachers and the PPP staff is important; the PPP staff will also be identified. Each visiting school should have one teacher who is designated to be the contact person. Upon arrival to the patch on the scheduled trip date, that contact person is expected to see Liz Parrish to handle payment, answer any questions, and coordinate the welcome and beginning of the trip experience.
On many days there are multiple school groups at PPP. These arrangements are made to try and accommodate all field trip requests. The comfortable capacity at PPP is 175 max which includes students and adults Due to field trip request demands, schools are asked to assist PPP staff with coordinating arrival times so that each school’s trip can start simultaneously with any other schools that are scheduled for the same day. This can be a challenge, but every attempt is made to schedule schools with very similar age groups and distance from school to PPP taken into consideration. Please note that field trips are scheduled year-round and on a first-come first-served basis.
At the conclusion of the scheduled activities, schools may stay and eat lunch on the farm. PPP provides picnic tables, straw bales, and ground seating on the premises. Teachers and chaperones are encouraged to bring quilts, tarps, etc. so that everyone can spread out comfortably. If an afternoon field trip is scheduled, the morning group/s will be notified in advance so that parking and prep will not overlap between the morning versus afternoon groups.
Field Trip Admission - $7 student (includes field trip pumpkin)
$5 adult chaperones (field trip pumpkin not included)
No Charge teachers/teacher’s assistants /bus drivers
Groups of 15 or more that attend during Public Hours - Ages 3 and up $7 (pumpkin included)
Please refer to our field trip Calendar for availability & use our Field Trip Request Form to submit your request for a visit. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org.