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  • Field Trip Programs | Fernbrook Farms Education Center, Bordentown, NJ
    modern society Fantastic Forests Kindergarten through High School Immerse yourself in the forest ecosystem Learn about the importance of forests while identifying trees searching for signs of forest animals and even getting hands on experience measuring a woodlot for timber or collecting maple sap from trees to make maple syrup This program is available year round with maple syrup elements available in Feb March Ecosystems Kindergarten through High School What is an ecosystem Explore food webs biodiversity habitats and the relationships that make our natural world so amazing You ll learn all about ecosystems while investigating Fernbrook s forest meadow pond and organic farm Watersheds Wetlands 1st Grade through High School Explore water at Fernbrook Discover the importance of this natural resource for our lives and for the earth while investigating Fernbrook s pond creek or wetlands You ll even get to meet some aquatic creatures This program is available in May and June Plant and Animal Adaptations 1st Grade through High School Have you ever wondered why animals or plants look the way they do Learn about how plants animals insects are adapted to live in their environments Topics may range from sensory experiences of the world around us to genetics selective breeding of farm animals Team Building 3rd Grade through High School Teamwork is essential Learn about and improve your students ability to work together while completing fun challenge activities that inspire communication cooperation and character Wilderness Survival 3rd Grade through High School The outdoors can be a wild place Learn how the Lenape people used nature to survive and how you could too Build a fire using primitive methods build a survival shelter and learn about wild edible plants that grow in the fields and forest Orienteering 3rd Grade through High School Which way is North Learn how to read a map use a compass and put your new knowledge to use while blazing through Fernbrook s own orienteering course Testimonials Teacher Testimonials The groups were engaged the whole time Learned so much Excellent I cannot think of one way to improve upon a perfect field trip The staff anticipated our needs and had supplies ready Their patience with the class showed the students that the staff valued them and their opinions questions and sometimes rambling on Thank you for a day well spent Fernbrook Farms truly have a great program and were fabulous with the children It was the best hands on educational trip I have seen experienced and truly enjoyed as well as all 40 second graders All children learned participated laughed and had an amazing time I loved it both as a teacher and personally I would highly recommend Fernbrook Farms Everyone at the farm was so informative and patient with our students They had a great time and want to come back again Feeding the animals and getting down and dirty at the pond were the highlights of the trip Thanks again Student Testimonials My favorite part of the farm was when we

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  • Unit of Study Programs | Fernbrook Farms Education Center, Bordentown, NJ
    Themes Farm Study 1st Grade Where does your food come from How is it grown and produced Why is food and how it s grown important to us and to other animals Your students will answer these questions and more through fun activities in the classroom and hands on experience at the farm Plant and Animal Adaptations 1st Grade This program introduces the concept of genetics and explores how and why animals and plants are adapted to their environment From seed dispersal charades in the classroom to visiting animals and exploring brassicas plants in the broccoli family on the farm this Unit of Study will get your students thinking critically about adaptations while having fun Ecosystems 2nd Grade This program explores ecosystems and the importance of relationships within them Students will investigate topics such as biodiversity habitat food webs and human impact on ecosystems while discovering four ecosystems at Fernbrook pond meadow forest and farm on their field trip and in the classroom Forest Ecology 2nd Grade We all need trees Students will learn about the forest ecosystem and the plants and animals that are adapted to live in this environment This program also investigates the importance of natural resources and how animal populations depend on an ecosystem to survive Watersheds Wetlands 2nd Grade In this program your students will investigate the importance of wetlands and the impact of humans on the watershed while answering the question What is a watershed On the farm students will explore water ecosystems pond and creek as well as the land impacted by that water Recent Posts Bonner Scholars Another Successful Season of Partnership On January 6th 2014 by Mr Brian Fernbrook would like to thank the Bonner Scholars at The College of New Jersey for yet another successful season of partnership This fall

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  • Nature Programs at the Education Center | Fernbrook Farms Education Center, Bordentown, NJ
    healthy lifestyles We believe people should make meaningful connections with our natural world in order to become responsible stewards of local and global sustainability Programs Available School Field Trips to the Farm Pre K to 8th grade can be adapted for high school or college Unit of Study Programs in your school AND on our Farm Outreach Assembly Programs Pre K to 8th grade Pre K Kindergarten Programs ages 3 5 Scout Group Programs Birthday Party Programs Family Programs holiday farm and nature family events Urban Initiatives scholarships for urban youth school field trips and summer camp Recent Posts 2014 Fall Pre K Kindergarten Homeschool Semester On November 24th 2014 by Mr Brian This Fall Semester was the Education Center s most successful semester EVER We had 169 students between the ages of 3 14 years old participate in the Fall Semester That is the highest attendance rate we have had since we started the Continue reading Letter From Farmer Q On November 20th 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 Continue reading Summer Scholarships at Fernbrook Thank you for your support On September 8th 2014 by Allison Thank you 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 Continue reading Letter From Farmer Q Spring 2014 On March 26th 2014 by Mr Brian Dear Fernbrook Friends I would like to share with you a recent article from the Washington Post

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  • Scout Group Programs | Fernbrook Farms Education Center, Bordentown, NJ
    Youth Scholarships Donate A Car Calendar Blog Scout Programs Fernbrook Farms Education Center hosts scout groups too What better place is there to complete outdoor badge requirements have a group campfire with families or participate in guided team building activities to bond with a new scout group Come to Fernbrook Farms for astronomy naturalist geology wetlands forests farm animals and more Fernbrook staff members are flexible and will help you cater a program to fit the needs of your troop pack den or group One or two hour programs can be schedule on evenings or weekends For more information or to book your next scout program contact us by calling 609 298 4028 or sending us an email Overnight Camping Looking for a great place in nature for your scout camping trip Fernbrook Farms would like to host your group on the 230 acre property We have tent sites and we will provide firewood matches and garbage bags All groups are expected to practice Leave No Trace guidelines Please call 609 298 4028 for more information or to schedule your overnight Recent Posts Scout Programs Fernbrook Farms On October 31st 2012 by Jenna Scout Programs Fermbrook Farms Is your son

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  • Urban Youth Initiatives | Fernbrook Farms Education Center, Bordentown, NJ
    into nature Play learn and get muddy while exploring our 230 acre farm with our experienced and responsible staff Our farm creek meadow forest pond and garden hold new experiences and tons of fun for every child All of our campers will have a blast exploring the farm through guided explorations and choice activities which can include caring for the animals games and sports cooking activities arts and crafts and more Our scholarship program is available for campers ages 6 11 who live in Trenton and whose families qualify for free reduced lunch Transportation is provided from select locations around the city of Trenton Campers may join us on scholarship for one week per summer Space is limited and qualified campers are granted scholarships on a first come first served basis For more information or to apply please fill out this APPLICATION FORM or call Allison Kohler Director of Urban Youth Initiatives at 609 298 4028 Unit of Study Field Trips In 2010 Fernbrook Farms Education Center expanded our Urban Youth Initiatives to provide programs to children throughout the school year Our goal is to help 4th and 5th grade Trenton students get outdoors and experience the wonders of nature first hand When your school participates in our Unit of Study program Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education Center come to your class to teach two hands on lessons before your field trip and then your students join us at Fernbrook Farms for a full day field trip overflowing with fun engaging activities Finally our instructors visit your classroom once again for a wrap up and reflection session Teachers have the choice of five Unit of Study Programs to coordinate with their own curriculum Wetlands Study Ecosystems Study Forest Ecology Study Farm Study and Adaptations Study You can read more about bringing

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  • Outreach Assembly Program | Fernbrook Farms Education Center, Bordentown, NJ
    Birthday Party Programs Support Us Donate Now Fundraisers Friends of Fernbrook Wishlist Urban Youth Scholarships Donate A Car Calendar Blog Outreach Programs Fernbrook Farms Education Center is proud to announce a partnership with Little Fish Theatre for our new Outreach Programs Rock the Boat Barnyard Boogie Assembly Festivals Parties 40 minutes Grades Pre K 6th Clap dance and sing along with the music of Rock the Boat In this concert style performance of fun quirky and original music your students will boogie down to songs about nature nutrition and life on the farm The History of Food In 40 Minutes or Less Assembly 40 minutes Grades 2nd 8th We eat three meals a day but do we really know where our food comes from This hilarious fast paced comedy explores the history of farming and healthy eating from cavemen to today Of Plastic Things and Butterfly s Wings An Environmental Fable Assembly 40 minutes Grades K 5th Our choices have effects far greater than we can imagine should we recycle our water bottle or just toss it in the weeds Using found object or trash puppets we ll explore watershed and non source point pollution following along on a journey from field to ocean as our trash teaches us about the importance of caring for the environment Assembly programs are limited to 200 Students per performance Performance Fees Contact the Education Center for Performance Pricing Potential Traveling Fees To book an Outreach Program or for more information please contact us or call 609 298 4028 Combine a Field Trip with an Outreach for a Discount Let your students experience Fernbrook first hand by booking your Field Trip and Outreach together Have a Farm Day at school and on our farm or enjoy a show about watersheds then go on a

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  • Family Programs | Fernbrook Farms Education Center, Bordentown, NJ
    join us to learn how to shear a sheep and process wool yarn or your family is interested in a casual campfire in the woods with games stories and marshmallows followed by a wagon ride we have a wide variety Annual events are described below Call 609 298 4028 with any questions Past family programs have included Maple Sugaring Sheep Shearing Demonstration Owl Prowl Family Campfire and Wagon Ride Candle Making Woods in Fall Walk and Gingerbread House Making Not So Scary Halloween weekends in October This alternative to the haunted hayride is fun for the whole family especially the young ones Join us on the Farm for a thrilling but not scary night filled with Halloween games children s stories music a hayride campfire and roasted marshmallows Costumes highly encouraged but no masks allowed at this fun family event Wreath Making with Farmer Q a Sunday afternoon in early December Tis the season for decorating Bring friends to Fernbrook to learn Farmer Q s long practiced craft of wreath making After a demonstration take a wagon ride out into the Nursery fields to clip an assortment of pines and hollies to craft your beautiful door or mantle decoration This event is best for adults and children 10 years and older Recent Posts Not So Scary Halloween a Huge Success On January 6th 2014 by Mr Brian It seems like so long ago now that our Not So Scary Halloween event happened Over 250 people joined us on Friday Saturday and Sunday October 25 27 for all kinds of Halloween fun This year s event included a carnival style games station a Continue reading Fernbrook Supports Children Nature Network Initiative On March 27th 2012 by Jenna The Education Center announced our Spring Calendar of Events just weeks ago and since

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  • Birthday Party Programs | Fernbrook Farms Education Center, Bordentown, NJ
    Programs School Field Trips Unit of Study More Afterschool Clubs Pre K Kindergarten Program ages 3 5 Scout Group Programs Urban Youth Initiatives Summer Camp Scholarships Outreach Assembly Programs Pre K to 8th grade Family Programs Birthday Party Programs Support Us Donate Now Fundraisers Friends of Fernbrook Wishlist Urban Youth Scholarships Donate A Car Calendar Blog Birthday Parties at the Farm If your child loves animals nature exploring and being active Fernbrook Farms might be the perfect place for their next birthday party Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education Center will host and run activities for large and small groups The birthday boy or girl can choose the activities they are most interested in and Fernbrook staff will provide an exciting and educational birthday party experience Parties can be one to three hours long and up to 40 children Depending on the season available activities might include visiting and feeding the farm animals making nature crafts catching frogs at the pond team building challenges scavenger hunts stream exploration campfires and wagon rides For more information or to book your next party call 609 298 4028 Copyright 2011 2016 Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education Center P O Box 228 Bordentown NJ 08505 Non Profit

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