Field Trips to Jaemor
Dates for 2019 Spring field trips:
*Trips are schedule for Tuesdays-Fridays only
- Strawberry picking tour: April 23rd - May 10th
*Field trip cost: $8 student or parent + tax
*Two teachers per 20 students are free of charge.
*We do request that groupps have a minimum of 20 participants in order to book afield trip. If you have any questions please contact Caroline.
Why schedule a field trip at Jaemor Farms? Our family has owned and operated the land at Jaemor Farms for 107 years, and the farm market on Hwy 365 since 1981. The land we farm is our life, and we recognize the importance of using it as a teaching tool for consumers. We want to share with you the fresh produce industry first hand!
Georgia Standards of Excellence covered on a field trip ot Jaemor Farms:
Kindergarten: SKCS1.a, SKE1.c, SKL1, SSKE1, SSKE2, SSKE3
First Grade: S1CS1.a, S1L1, S1L1.a, S1L1.c, SS1E1, SS1E3
Second Grade: S2CS1.a, S2E3.a, S2L1, S2L1.b, S2L1.c, S2P2, SS2E3
Third Grade: S3L1, S3L1.b, SS3E1
Fourth Grade: S4L1, S4L1.a, S4L1.b, SS4E1, SS4E1.b, SS4E1.f, MCC4.MD.1
Fifth Grade: S5Cs4, S5CS6, Ss51.b, SS5E1.e, SS5E2.a, SS5E3, SS5E3.a
What takes place on a field trip to Jaemor?
Our field trip program provides students with experiential learning opportunities on the farm. The trips coorelate with Georgia Standards of Excellence grades K-5th, and will allow students to use their five senses in addition to learning about how plants grow from a seed using air, light, soil and water (either apples, pumpkins or strawberries).
Fall: On fall trips classes can tour the farm via wagon ride and experience lessons on honeybees, pollination, worm composting/decomposers in the soil plus pick apples (Sept. 18-21) or pumpkins (Sept. 25 - Nov. 2). Classes also view a demonstration on the importance of washing apples (and any produce) before eating. After the one hour educational tour, classes can take some time to enjoy our farm games, petting zoo and navigate the path of our mini corn maze. Classes can also enjoy lunch under our covered shed pavilion.
Spring: On spring trips to the farm classes celebrate sweet strawberries! Groups tour the farm via wagon ride and experience lessons on honeybees, pollination, worm composting/decomposers in the soil, and there is also a planting activity. Students, teachers and parents also all have the opportunity to pick a pint of strawberries. After the one hour educational tour, classes can take some time to enjoy our farm games and petting zoo. Classes can also enjoy lunch under our covered shed pavilion.
We believe that a field trip at Jaemor will only help students further apply STEM related knowledge, and recognize that there are more than 300 career opportunities related to agriculture, in addition to farming!