- Field Trips
- Monday, January 28 - Wednesday, July 3
- Loma Vista Farm Events
Field Trips to Loma Vista Farm
From January 28 to July 3, 2013 (including spring break)
Loma Vista Farm is a program of the Vallejo School District specializing in environmental education. The Farm has been offering hands-on education to people of all ages and abilities since 1974.
The five-acre site is home to livestock including horses, goats, sheep, pigs, cows, rabbits, chickens, and a pond full of ducks and geese. There is also one acre of organic vegetable gardens, herbs, flowers, an orchard, and a large greenhouse with plants for sale.
Bring your classroom curricula to life by engaging your students in hands-on lessons at this outdoor classroom. Using lessons rich in math, language arts, science, and social studies, the students learn the connection between what is taught in the indoor classroom and how it applies to a real-life environment. Farm staff can assist you with an educational plan that meets your grade-level California State Standards.
Check out the Farm's web site (lomavistafarm.org) under the For Teachers tab for curricula you can download and bring with you. Learning opportunities include animal study, garden exploration, weather station, Native American Cultural Area, and California native plant garden. In the Learning Center you will find Moozie's presentation on kindness, as well as nutrition and science activities and displays. Students may also plant a seed in a pot to take back with them.
Field trips are available year-round. Spring and Fall are the popular times, so call early to reserve your date. The fee is $5.00 per child/participant, and no cost for adult chaperones. To make a reservation or for more information, call (707) 556-8765.