Free & Customized
Greenacres gives schools the opportunity to explore preserved grounds and facilities and experience a new perspective on the world. Field trips to Greenacres are free and can be customized to help reinforce ideas that are being taught in the classroom. From learning to appreciate the fine arts, to discovering the secrets hiding in the local ecosystems, or learning how to care for farm animals, there’s a Greenacres field trip for everyone.
Our working farm provides an authentic experience for agriculture lessons, from observing grass-fed cattle to harvesting from our vegetable production gardens.
Students explore and learn to appreciate the creative process in visual, theatrical, and musical arts through hands-on experiences led by artist educators.
Using our natural surroundings, like woodlands and fields, students have the opportunity to explore the natural world outside of the classroom.
We never want the transportation cost of attending a field trip to prevent a group from attending a Greenacres field trip. For that reason, we offer a reimbursement program to qualifying organizations. Your group must meet the following criteria:
- Be one of the following 501(c)(3) types: Public, private, community, or charter school or a recognized child welfare organization.
- Your attending group is part of an economically disadvantaged population, such as a 80% free/reduced lunch programs or a Title I school designation.
- Children under the age of 18 with accompanying adults.
Does Greenacres allow homeschool groups?
Yes. We offer the same free, customized programming for all groups, however the homeschool signup process is slightly different.
Does a homeschool group need to register before planning to visit?
Yes. All groups need to be scheduled through our field trip registration system. Please click use our field trip scheduling links to begin the registration process.
What is involved with the registration process?
Homeschool coordinators will be sent a private link to their group registration, which must be distributed to all families in the group. This allows us to collect the required information for each participant.
What ages can participate?
Our programs are designed for children, 5 years old and up. Children younger than 5 can observe, but we ask that they not distract from the planned activities.
Does every parent need to attend?
It is preferred that guardians attend and remain onsite. If one needs to leave or send their child with another family, an adult needs to be designated to oversee that child.
What type of supervision does Greenacres provide?
We require that at least one adult stay with each small group of children participating in the field trip.
May we have lunch onsite during our field trip?
We can allot a 30 minute lunch break as part of your field trip. Groups are responsible for providing their own sack lunches.
My homeschool group has students of all ages, how does Greenacres handle that?
We subdivide groups by similar ages to ensure the highest quality programming for all participants.