Potential lesson topics

Each season will contain about 8 classes from the topics below.

  • Introduction - tour around the farm, dangers and rules

  • Pigs & Rabbits

  • Cows, milk

  • Chickens

  • Foraging & Plant Identification in the garden and in the wild

  • Bees & honey harvesting/ tasting

  • Composting/ Soil/ Mushroom— microscopic life

  • Fire Building & cooking

  • Rock climbing/ Rappelling/ Zip Line/ Ninja course

  • Exploration skills— reading nature, metal detector, map, compass, scavenger hunt

  • Animals on the farm in winter

  • Cheese & butter making

  • Archery/ Hatchet throwing/ BB guns—target practice (hunting)

  • Survival—what do wild animals do in the winter? Animal prints/ tracks/ forest exploration

  • Soap making

  • Candle making

  • Plants in dormancy/ maple trees/ syrup tapping

  • Forest exploration

  • Building

  • Baby rabbits

  • Baby Calf

  • Baby chicks

  • Seeds & Planting Garden

  • Frogs and tadpoles

  • Water erosion/ creek/ aquatic habitats

  • Fort building

  • Night time class (star gazing—flashlight hike)

  • Sorghum & harvesting