Spring Field Trips on the Farm

Spring Field Trips

April 3rd – May 19th.

Fun and Learning on the Farm in Georgia! Centrally Located near Atlanta, Macon, McDonough, Columbus and Lagrange. Mix Hands-On Learning and Fun in our 1,500-Acre Classroom!

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SCHEDULE: 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. – Bus arrives / bathroom break.

10:00 a.m. – Field trip begins – students rotate through guided educational stations led by tour guides

COST: $10 per student (plus tax unless exempt)

TIME:  9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

MEALS: Bring a sack lunch to enjoy under the pavilion. Concessions will also be sold from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Click here for field trip concessions menu.

All tours include a hayride tour of the farm, playtime in the corn bin, a visit to Tiny Town (a village of themed playhouses), fun on our giant jumping pillow, and slide hill.

4 Learning Experience Options to Choose From:

Spring Time on the Farm
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
It’s spring again. Life has come full circle. Flowers are blooming, vegetables are growing, and there are new babies to meet in farmland. Your students will learn where milk comes from and get hands-on at the cow milking simulator. They’ll learn what it takes to make things grow and then plant some seeds for their own “garden to go.” There is no better place than a farm to learn about our environment, and the plants and animals that share it with us.  Stations include: Georgia Wildlife, Worms/Composting, Tree Education, Petting Zoo/Goat Feeding and Seed Planting.

Pond Life Eco-Adventure
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Dip into science and explore pond life up close. Students will collect pond water and study its inhabitants under a microscope. They’ll enjoy the challenge of trying to catch giant bullfrog tadpoles. This field trip will introduce your students to organisms that they have never seen and explain that even the tiniest organism is important to the delicate web of life. They’ll learn about life cycles, play the web of life game, and enjoy a hayride and time on the jumping pillow. This field trip is greatly enhanced by our moving and still water ecosystems.

The Tree Degree
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Students will be fascinated by a hands-on lesson about Georgia’s largest agricultural crop — trees.  Georgia’s forests create 177,000 jobs and $19.5 billion in annual income for our state, which is second in the U.S. in paper production. This tour will help students identify different types of trees, learn the many products made from our trees, and do experiments to learn about the amazing characteristics of wood. Students will also learn what trees need to grow, how their unique plumbing system helps them transport nutrients to create oxygen, and how we can help protect our forests. Students will be taken from tree to finished product (lumber or paper) and shown the technology involved in the process. They will learn to be good stewards of our trees and manage the forests well. This tour is perfect for grades third through seventh.

U-Pick, U-Learn Strawberry Pickin’
Tuesdays and Thursdays

The time is ripe for fresh strawberries — and some first-hand knowledge of how they grow. Your students will learn how strawberries grow from vine to delicious berries through the pollination process as well as how they are harvested.  Each student will pick their very own strawberries and taste the rewards of their harvest!

Book today to see why The Rock Ranch is one of the greatest places in Georgia for school field trips!

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Looking for a unique overnight experience for students? Check out our Conestoga Wagon – Prairie style camping!