Field trips are going to look a little different this Fall.
For the Fall 2020 field trip season, we are so excited to be delivering digital field trip programming as well as hosting 4 mini field trips onsite.
Mini field trips run from 9am-12pm at our site on Topaz Farm and will be held:
Wednesday, September 30th
Wednesday, October 14th
Wednesday, October 28th
and Wednesday, November 11th.
Field trip leaders will lead family units through an exploration of our typical fall field trip modules: Seed to Harvest, Plant Parts, and Soil & Compost. This will involve tending to SIC’s very own Grow Lunch Garden, learning about worms, a dynamic farm tour and more.
Use the button below to register for a mini-field trip. Just select your date from the list above, then click on the your selected date at the bottom the form and follow the prompts. Registration for each field trip is open until 12pm the day prior.
We have space for up to 30 students at each mini field trip family day, and will be dividing participants into groups of no more than 10 children (keeping family units together).
Mini field trips are offered at a sliding scale of $10-$25 (the fee covers up to six attendees, with one adult at a minimum).
To pay for your mini field trip, visit our SIC Mini Field Trip Payment Form.
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For more information, and to register for a mini field trip, visit Mini Field Trip Registration. If you have any questions or concerns about mini field trips, please check in with our Program Director Aliesje King.
Below is the information pertaining to our typical field trip seasons, which does not apply to Fall 2020:
Our small group, hands-on activities include:
- Compost/Soil Investigation and Seed Planting
- Plant Parts Investigation
- Food Web: The interconnectedness of forest and farm food chains
- Seed to Harvest: Students plant, tend and harvest vegetables from their own field, the Grow Lunch Garden
- Pollinator Investigation
Field trips are for students in grades K-5 and are offered to groups of up to 35 students. The cost per trip is $200. Scholarship funds are available for those who qualify. Additional programs for both younger and older students are available on a limited basis.
If you are an educator and would like more information, or to request a field trip, visit our Educator Resource page which was developed with support from West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District.