Teacher resources in Upstate NY amazing farm learning and educational fun fieldtrips

May 29th, 2012 by

Dear Teacher,

Are you ready for some amazing farm fun you just can’t help learning from? Come out to Liberty Ridge Farm for a day filled with agriculture, animals, and educational activities that include a barn yard full of adventure. Now in our 13th season, we continue to be a valuable resource to students and teachers with programming that meets NYS learning standards for Pre K – 5th grade.

Each fall educational fieldtrip on the farm is an all-inclusive three hour agricultural learning adventure that is $9 for students and chaperones. Faculty and school staff are admitted at no charge. Bring your own bag lunch to enjoy or purchase the Farm Hand Lunch from the Pitchfork.

Your Fall Fieldtrip on the farm includes:

  • The 2012 Pride in the USA Adventure Maze – challenge your student to navigate our 12 acre cornfield maze using our passport game where answering questions will help you through the twists and turns of the national bird the Bald Eagle.
  • Jumping Pillow – Experience this amazingly fun gigantic inflated pillow that educates on equal and opposite reactions. Jump on over and check it out!
  • Farm Animals- Learn the names of the animals, their breeds, and what they do for us on the farm. Our Animals include goats, chickens, horses, rabbits, peacocks, pigs, and more….
  • Brads Barnyard- Hosts over 20 age appropriate activities such as pedal cars, giant gerbil wheels, and an 80 foot underground slide. Students can exercise their body and mind while improving hand/eye coordination.
  • The Bee Barn- Explore the role of Bees, and the importance of pollination inside our observational bee colony.
  • Pumpkin Picking & Trolley Ride- Take a trolley ride on a scenic tour of the farm along the banks of the Hoosic River to the school pumpkin patch. Pick your favorite pumpkin to bring home.

Book your trip today! We’ve made the process quick and easy with our new online reservation system. Just go to our field trip page and follow the directions. Or you can always call us direct at 518-664-1515 M-F. Let us make things easier so you can get back to doing what you do best: Building Americas Future.

Sincerely,

Liberty Ridge Farm

NY Educational Field Trips and “Spring into Agricultural Day” at Liberty Ridge Farm Bring Learning to Life

May 4th, 2011 by

News from Liberty Ridge Farm

For more information contact: Cynthia Gifford, 518-664-1515

NY Educational Field Trips and “Spring into Agricultural Day” at Liberty Ridge Farm Bring Learning to Life

SCHAGHTICOKE, NY (05/04/2011)(readMedia)– Liberty Ridge Farm is happy to announce a continued collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer and Saratoga Counties with a new “Spring into Agricultural Day” on the farm educational program on June 7th. The program is open to 1st – 4th grade classrooms including homeschoolers in Rensselaer and Saratoga Counties. Education Stations will be set up on topics such as; honey bees, dairy, shearing, berries and planting. Projects are designed to fit within the NYS learning standards for 1st to 4th grade students.

“We have been working with the Cornell Cooperative Extension for the past 10 years hosting a special one day fall field trip. This year we are providing an educational field trip in the spring for the first time. Together we created a program that will provide a hands-on experience to students to learn what springtime is like on the farm.” said Cynthia Gifford, Owner of Liberty Ridge Farm. Students will take an interpretive walk down a farm footpath will take the student through the areas of the farm which will illustrate the many environmental and life cycle the changes that occur annually. Liberty Ridge Farm Field trips focus on core educational value with an emphasis on activities that can educate and exercise the mind and the body.

To register for “Spring into Agriculture at Liberty Ridge Farm”

Call 518-272-4210 or email bw27@cornell.edu

Registration Deadline in May 13th.

At Liberty Ridge Farm, on the Historic Hoosic River memories are cultivated. Liberty Ridge Farm is an American agritourism destination and working farm now celebrating its 12th season. Owned by The Gifford Family the experience begins with the Fall Festival featuring the Capital Region’s original cornfield maze and Brad’s Barnyard Adventure that is filled with over 20 farm-tastic activities for all ages. The 2011 Fall Season begins September 17th and runs through November 6th. The Farm is open year round and available for Educational Field Trips, Weddings, Company Picnics and all types of Special Events. From blue jeans to bow-ties Liberty Ridge Farm grows memories.

For more details you can reach Cynthia Gifford at

Liberty Ridge Farm 29 Bevis Road in Schaghticoke, NY 12154. 518-664-1515.

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