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  • Scout Group Programs | Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education Center
    Fundraisers Friends of Fernbrook Wishlist Urban Youth Scholarships Donate A Car Calendar Blog Category Archives Scout Group Programs Scout Programs Fernbrook Farms Posted on October 31 2012 by Jenna Scout Programs Fermbrook Farms Is your son or daughter in Scouts and their troop is looking to complete a badge such as wilderness survival naturalist conservation astronomy or teambuilding Fernbrook Farms Education Center could help your troop complete a badge Programs can be one or two hours long and can be booked for weekends or weeknights If you are interested in booking a program contact Jenna Collins at the Education Center by phone 609 298 4028 or email education Fernbrookfarms com Posted in Programs Scout Group Programs Recent Posts Ms Jenna s Top 5 Young Stewards Summer 2014 Adventures 2014 Fall Pre K Kindergarten Homeschool Semester Letter From Farmer Q Categories About the Farm 28 Camps 29 Fall Break Camp 2 Family Programs 3 Fiddlehead Summer Camp 14 Friends of Fernbrook 3 Homeschool 10 How You Can Help 7 Lower Level Homeschool 4 Newsletter 44 Partnerships 8 Pre K Kindergarten Programs 1 Press Releases 5 Programs 18 Scholarships 1 School Field Trips 4 Scout Group Programs 1 Spring Break Camp 3 Uncategorized 37 Unit of Study 5 Upper Level Homeschool 4 Urban Initiatives 7 Winter Break Camp 2 Young Stewards Summer Enrichment Program 16 Archives November 2014 5 October 2014 1 September 2014 1 August 2014 4 July 2014 3 April 2014 2 March 2014 8 January 2014 7 October 2013 5 September 2013 1 August 2013 3 July 2013 9 April 2013 3 March 2013 2 December 2012 1 October 2012 4 September 2012 2 August 2012 2 July 2012 4 March 2012 3 February 2012 1 January 2012 3 December 2011 2 November 2011 2 October 2011 1 September

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  • Unit Of Study | Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education Center
    follow was taken from NJ Farm to School Network s News Update email sent out on October 11 2012 Trenton s Village Charter School Inspires Healthy Eating The Village Charter School s garden began just a year ago but is now capable of providing food as part of the school s contribution in the fight against hunger Isles and Fernbrook Farms partners in the garden project have provided invaluable guidance and support in the design and maintenance of the garden Students have visited Fernbrook Farm and learned the critical components relevant to growing and producing real food In addition the Fernbrook Farm program ensures a meaningful and constructive learning opportunity for students exposing them to experiences that only a farm provides Thank You NJ Farm to School Network and Village Charter for your continued support of our educational programs and the idea that educating our children about where their food comes from is very beneficial Posted in About the Farm School Field Trips Unit of Study Urban Initiatives Summer Letter from Farmer Q Posted on July 25 2012 by Farmer Q Dear Friends As you know Fernbrook is a working farm Now with summer camp in full swing the working takes on a different feel Trails are cleared garden weeds are trampled paths are beaten down Bands of children can be seen everywhere nets and jars in hand singing skipping laughing By waters edge and meadow path children work stealthily eyes focused net held high binoculars at the ready Campers also get to test their skills and build their confidence on our new low ropes course Eating local takes on a new meaning when the kids get to pick chop stir and grind fresh vegetables in our new Kerney Barn kitchen area It s all about the joy of learning experiencing new things and asking questions It is what Fernbrook is all about But with the joy there is some sadness Our Director of Education Claire Wildermuth is leaving Fernbrook for marriage and yet uncharted waters Her energy enthusiasm and creativity over the past few years have moved Fernbrook s education programs to a higher level She is an extraordinary teacher that has gained the respect of the children she leads their parents and all our staff We will miss her very much and we wish her all the best as she now takes her own life to a higher level Our school programs will be ramped up with the addition of full time staffer Allison Kohler School Programs Coordinator Her main focus will be to work with the Bonner Scholars from The College of New Jersey developing garden curriculum and school trips for Trenton and vicinity schools Already our calendar is practically full for this Fall That means we ll be working with over 50 school children in their classrooms and on the Farm nearly every day in September and October to learn where their food comes from and how to be good stewards of their world My thanks

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  • November, 2014 | Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education Center
    Program for children age 3 11 which starts December 3 rd 4 th and ends Dec 17 th 18 th It runs for 3 weeks and is a great way to bridge the gap between our Fall and Winter Semesters as well as try out our classes to see if you are interested in pursuing participation in future programs Registration is available on our website Our Winter 8 week Semester starts January 21 st 22 nd and ends March 11 th 12 th Registration for the Winter Semester will start around December 22 nd Our 8 week Spring Semester will begin April 1 st 2 nd and ends May 20 th 21 st Registration information is always distributed via Constant Contact emails and Facebook Posted in Homeschool Lower Level Homeschool Pre K Kindergarten Programs Upper Level Homeschool Tagged environmental education Fernbrook Farms homeschool nature Pre K Kindergarten Letter From Farmer Q Posted on November 20 2014 by Mr Brian Dear Friends For the past few months we have been working on a strategic plan What do we want Fernbrook s education programs to look like three to five years from now and how do we get there As part of the process we have visited other environmental education centers in New England and the mid atlantic states I can say with a certain amount of pride that we compare very well with many of these centers which have been in business for twenty five or thirty years We may not have their endowment dollars but we offer diverse quality programs to many children and families It also turns out that we have some unique programming in particular of all the centers we visited none of these offered the breadth or complexity of our homeschool programs Looking to the future we will need to expand our physical plant more classroom space and indoor recreation space for those rainy and frigid days The animal barn is a big part of that and we hope to be adding to that space in the near future Planning and improving all takes money That s something we ll be working on But for now I can say we are all very proud of what we do We can hold our heads up against the best that are out there and we are pleased that you are a part of Fernbrook May you and your family have a happy and blessed holiday season and we look forward to serving you better in the New Year Sincerely Farmer Q Posted in About the Farm Camps Homeschool How You Can Help Newsletter Partnerships Press Releases Programs Uncategorized Fall Break Camp a Ton of Fall Fun Posted on November 18 2014 by Allison We are always pleased when November s Fall Break Camp brings back some of our summer campers for fall fun During this year s NJEA convention we once again offered our Fall Break Camp and doubled the fun by adding a second day On November 6th

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  • October, 2014 | Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education Center
    the return of the Hay Wall Army Crawl Creek Crossings and the ever popular Mud Slide Somehow the Mud Slide seemed to be more slippery and muddier than ever before Mini Mile participants braved some of the same obstacles as well as a few of their own The weather was perfect and we were glad that participants stuck around for some extra mud sliding after the race was over Chef Christine served up some tasty food and the animals were happy for some extra attention from kids waiting to race All in all it was a great day of fun on the farm Special thanks to all of our participants and attendees for your support and to the Bonner Scholars at The College of New Jersey for sending so many wonderful volunteers to help direct and encourage the race participants We re already looking forward to next fall s race For photos check out the album on our Facebook Page For the 5K finishing times click here For the Mini Mile finishing times click here Posted in Uncategorized Recent Posts Ms Jenna s Top 5 Young Stewards Summer 2014 Adventures 2014 Fall Pre K Kindergarten Homeschool Semester Letter From Farmer Q Categories About the Farm 28 Camps 29 Fall Break Camp 2 Family Programs 3 Fiddlehead Summer Camp 14 Friends of Fernbrook 3 Homeschool 10 How You Can Help 7 Lower Level Homeschool 4 Newsletter 44 Partnerships 8 Pre K Kindergarten Programs 1 Press Releases 5 Programs 18 Scholarships 1 School Field Trips 4 Scout Group Programs 1 Spring Break Camp 3 Uncategorized 37 Unit of Study 5 Upper Level Homeschool 4 Urban Initiatives 7 Winter Break Camp 2 Young Stewards Summer Enrichment Program 16 Archives November 2014 5 October 2014 1 September 2014 1 August 2014 4 July 2014

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  • September, 2014 | Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education Center
    to all of our supporters for another great summer for Fiddlehead scholarship campers For seven weeks of our nine week summer we awarded scholarships to ten lucky campers week from the city of Trenton to attend our summer camp program and receive free transportation The children who attended got to spend a week discovering nature at Fernbrook We received very positive feedback from all of our scholarship campers and their parents like all of our campers they had a blast getting immersed in nature for the week We were glad to get the opportunity to have these great kids join us We thank all of you who support our Urban Initiatives program through donations and fundraising events like Mother s Day Brunch the annual Plant Sale and the Farm Run Without you this program wouldn t be possible Posted in Fiddlehead Summer Camp Newsletter Urban Initiatives Tagged Fall 2014 Newsletter Trenton Recent Posts Ms Jenna s Top 5 Young Stewards Summer 2014 Adventures 2014 Fall Pre K Kindergarten Homeschool Semester Letter From Farmer Q Categories About the Farm 28 Camps 29 Fall Break Camp 2 Family Programs 3 Fiddlehead Summer Camp 14 Friends of Fernbrook 3 Homeschool 10 How You Can Help 7 Lower Level Homeschool 4 Newsletter 44 Partnerships 8 Pre K Kindergarten Programs 1 Press Releases 5 Programs 18 Scholarships 1 School Field Trips 4 Scout Group Programs 1 Spring Break Camp 3 Uncategorized 37 Unit of Study 5 Upper Level Homeschool 4 Urban Initiatives 7 Winter Break Camp 2 Young Stewards Summer Enrichment Program 16 Archives November 2014 5 October 2014 1 September 2014 1 August 2014 4 July 2014 3 April 2014 2 March 2014 8 January 2014 7 October 2013 5 September 2013 1 August 2013 3 July 2013 9 April 2013 3 March 2013

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  • August, 2014 | Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education Center
    7 15 pm The last two days have been more than adventurous with nightly rains and a good deal of thunder and lightning Our Stewards have really bonded through it all finding lots of way to keep each other entertained and always laughing The 4 young ladies and Andrew have gotten along fabulously For the most part all 5 have embraced their responsibilities whether canoeing washing dishes or pitching tents Every view of the river banks has been extraordinary from both sides Tonight we found an interesting campground close to the river with really cool hiking trails in every direction Right now Ms Jenna is preparing a fire with wood that we managed to keep dry through the afternoon rains We need the fire for popcorn and maybe even some s mores It s so peaceful watching the gentle river flowing downstream what an experience Mr Doug July 10 2014 7 30pm I went to the bathroom in the woods I saw a lot of ducks I wish I could take a shower Right now we re going to have s mores I love camping in the woods Andrew Cosolaro July 10 2014 8 30pm Today we had a bit of a late start but once we got started we moved quite fast At breakfast Ms Jenna was nice enough to make us some delicious pancakes We canoed for a long time but it went by fast We managed to tear through two bags of chips just before lunch All of us decided to race when we were kind of close to eating lunch Steph and I were in last but soon passed everyone and pulled through to first place After lunch we piffled for a few more miles until we stopped somewhere We were very hot by this point and jumped right in the water At the campsite we swam some more and then we had fajitas for dinner Kayla Golas July 10 2014 9 20pm Today was our 3 rd day out of 4 days of canoeing It was the most we traveled out of all the days but we made it go by quick by singing We also had a race Kayla and I came in first place Then we ate lunch After that we just swam with our clothes on then we got to the campsite Steph Huseby July 10 2014 9 56pm Today was our third day and our last night camping on the Delaware We had delicious pancakes for breakfast and got off to a fast start We canoed around 11 12 miles today and I got pretty bad sunburn by the end of the day We were cleaning dishes and I got distracted by Ms Jenna and I fell into poison ivy OH NO It s okay now Sophie helped me We made fajitas for dinner and s mores and popcorn as our post dinner snack Andrew left the tent and we were silent and Ms Jenna shouts Are you peeing by my tent and we all started dying laughing and Andrew clearly was peeing near the tent We are as of right now eating astronaut ice cream supplied by me P S We changed in a cornfield yesterday Elyse Whary July 10 2014 10 10pm Ms Jenna woke us up at 7am again today but it took us a half hour to actually get up We then had some great pancakes and left our second campsite We canoed 11 12 miles again stopping on the way for snack where Mr Doug flipped over in the kayak lunch where we had PBJ F again and Smithfield Access where we swam Elyse and I got left behind at some point but they waited for us and we eventually caught up We finally got to our last campsite which is poison ivy covered but nice We swam again and then had ANOTHER rainstorm For dinner we had fajitas vegetables popcorn and s mores Now I m in the tent with Elyse Kayla Steph and Andrew We are having a great time eating astronaut ice cream and laughing incredibly hard Sophie Mann Shafir July 11 2014 11 45am Today was our last day canoeing on the Delaware River We just got to our extraction point and it has been great this whole time despite the raccoons last night which kept us up for a long time We finished our last few intense miles in the hot sun and I m happy and sad at the same time that it is over We made a lot of memories during the last four days and I sure had a great time I made a whole bunch of new friends from actual people to the caterpillar to the raccoons outside our tent I m sad this is my last canoe trip but now I can help around Fernbrook as a volunteer staff member July 11 2014 12 05pm This morning we had great pancakes again I saw a family of geese We are now waiting for Harry to come here with our lunch After we eat and pack the van up we will head back to Fernbrook and on the way we will stop at Rita s YUM Andrew July 11 2014 12 40pm Last night as we were going to bed we heard splashes and crashes coming from down by the river It turned out to be raccoons sorting through our canoes Our tent was kept awake until 2 30am trying to scare away the raccoons In the morning we were all exhausted but excited for another pancake breakfast We canoed our last 4 miles and had lunch at the end We we re in the car on the way back from an AWESOME trip Sophie Mann Shafir July 11 2014 12 50pm Last night we were getting ready to go to bed Suddenly we heard noises in the river We suddenly thought RACOONS As we got in our sleeping bags and we settled in we heard Kayla

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  • July, 2014 | Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education Center
    by Allison We are thrilled to announce that we have received a grant from the Horizon Foundation to support our Unit of Study program in the Trenton school district during the 2014 2015 school year This program brings hands on interactive field trips to students in Trenton Students will learn about a host of environmental topics which could include Farming Agriculture Forest Ecosystems Watersheds Wetlands or Plant Animal Adaptations We have been operating this program in some capacity since 2010 and look forward to expanding and enriching the program this school year Thank you to the Horizon Foundation and to our supporters in the community who make these programs possible Posted in Uncategorized A Successful Spring Field Trip Season Posted on July 23 2014 by Allison Spring field trip season always brings big fun discovery and exploration but this spring was exceptional because it was jam packed with fun and exciting trips we had visitors to the farm nearly every day from late April until mid June We were grateful to see many schools return for a second or third or fourth or visit but were excited to have students from 10 new schools join us to interact with nature as well We also made some changes to our Fantastic Forests theme to make it a great option for younger students and had two groups of first and second grade students get out and learn in the forest ecosystem with great success We anticipate another great season this fall will your students come join us Posted in Uncategorized Recent Posts Ms Jenna s Top 5 Young Stewards Summer 2014 Adventures 2014 Fall Pre K Kindergarten Homeschool Semester Letter From Farmer Q Categories About the Farm 28 Camps 29 Fall Break Camp 2 Family Programs 3 Fiddlehead Summer Camp 14 Friends

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  • April, 2014 | Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education Center
    Apart an old birch tree Which is now a home for fungi To live so happily The soil helps the grass grow Thirsting plants drink melted snow The wind helps the water flow That s what nature is Nature is so full Of bonds and relationships Look around and see Emily Just Break It Down A last minute poem by Jack Barlow Just break it down Just break it down Leaves trees and rocks turn into ground Moss on the trees Moss on the trees Facing to ords the north So it doesnt lose its leaves WORMS WORMS WORMS Eating through the soil Vibrations they can sense that makes them really tense and when they run away they wont see another ray becuase the Robin folied the day I kinda rushed to do this I cannot tell a lie It s really kinda foolish But i learned a bunch of stuff that day at Fernbrook about the biotic and a biotic life forms That didnt ryhme Oops Nature Cinquains Daft duck Colorful carefree Swimming flying quaking As he moves around the dirty pond Wild duck Silence Stillness peaceful Chirping pecking rustling Listening to the forest sounds Roaring Sunshine Hot bright yellow Shines on us happily Beautiful friend of all creatures Day star Earthworms Slimy icky Dig slither in the dirt Hiding from their predator birds Spring birds Posted in About the Farm Homeschool Upper Level Homeschool Recent Posts Ms Jenna s Top 5 Young Stewards Summer 2014 Adventures 2014 Fall Pre K Kindergarten Homeschool Semester Letter From Farmer Q Categories About the Farm 28 Camps 29 Fall Break Camp 2 Family Programs 3 Fiddlehead Summer Camp 14 Friends of Fernbrook 3 Homeschool 10 How You Can Help 7 Lower Level Homeschool 4 Newsletter 44 Partnerships 8 Pre K Kindergarten Programs

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