School to Farm Cooperative
Here is how the program works:
Schools or other groups of students, will have access to TWS campus, laboratory & gardens for the purpose of hands-on education. The program will run for a 4 week period. Once a week student groups of 20-30 will come to the farm/campus for a 2 hour work/learn session. Guided by TWS staff. Students may be assigned their own aquaponic growing space and/or raised garden soil box. Each week TWS will offer the students an educational workshop or demonstration. A thirty minute lunch/snack time will be provided with the program. This program is geared toward middle and high school age students. However, elementary level programs are available. A student-chaperone ratio of 1 -10 shall be maintained for grades 6-12 and a ratio of 1-5 grades pk-5. Chaperones are free for this program’s stated ratio.
Cost: $50 per student
Group size: 20 minimum – 35 maximum
Day: One day a week either Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays for 4 consecutive weeks. A total of 4 school to farm teaching/work days.
Time: Choose morning or afternoon secessions
- Morning session 9:00 am – 11:00 am (11:00am-11:30 lunch/snack time)
- Afternoon session 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm (12:30 pm -1:00 lunch/snack time)
Total time: 10 hours (8 hours educational. 2 hours lunch)
Availability: First come first choice. Only five spots available per month.
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