Thank you for considering Liberty Ridge Farm for your class field trip! Our educational field trips are a three-hour self guided tour; allowing you to spend time at the various activities that most suit your class! We suggest a one chaperone to 5-7 students ratio for your visit. When you arrive at the farm, you will be greeted by our friendly staff in the parking lot. Please try to arrive at the time of your reservation. If bringing a bagged lunch, students should place them in the bin designated for your bus. Your lunches will be brought down to the Lunch Tent adjacent to the cornfield maze.
Admission payment: Head up to admissions building located adjacent to the parking lot. Cash, Checks and credit cards are accepted (Visa, MasterCard and Discover). You may use BOCES/Questar or a school purchase order. Admission is $9 per student and chaperones, (children 2 and under are free).
Faculty and paid staff are free. After paying admission and gathering your group together one of our friendly farm hands will get you started on your first activity, and after that you are free to roam the farm as a self guided tour! If you have question please call us (518)664-1515
What to do on your visit:
Corn Maze -
First stop in the Junction to pick up your Passport and Cornundrums.
- Passport game is a great teambuilding activity- Helps you navigate through the maze by answering questions; there are a variety of topics for every grade level!
- Cornundrums, fun mind-twisting puzzles, are posted on signs throughout the maze.
Pig Races - We have shows daily 11am and 12pm. Make sure to make time for this hilarious show and cheer on your favorite pig!
Miss Moo’s Musical Revue - A barn full of animals singing, telling jokes and providing educational programs on farm life.
Pumpkin Cannon – Shows provides lesson in potential and kinetic energy while watching a pumpkin sail a quater of a mile. Show times 11:30am and 12:30pm
Brad’s Barnyard Adventure - There are many educational activities in the barnyard:
- Bee Barn- watch an educational video on Bees; observe a real honeybee hive!
- Giant Gerbil Wheels and pedal carts- human powered and very fun!
- Lil’ Farmersville- an area devoted for preschool aged children.
Trolley Ride – Hop onto the trolley, with stops all around the farm, to take a ride around the grounds and then out to our pumpkin patch where everyone takes home a free pumpkin!
Don’t forget to eat lunch! You are welcome to eat at anytime- classes are not required to eat together. Your lunches will be in the large event tent in the corn unless you are told otherwise by a staff member.
*Cow train is not open during the weekday for school field trips. Field trip rate is only valid M-F with an arrival before 1pm. Home schools are welcome; parent/teachers are given the chaperone rate.*
Please use the lesson plans links below to enhance your learning experience when you come to the farm. Your students will have the chance to learn about corn, pumpkins, and farm animals by adding a lesson plan from below with your field trip to our farm.
Pumpkin Life Cycle What: A lesson plan focusing on the understanding of the pumpkin life cycle was created through the Internet based 8 Step Task Stream Staff
Kindergarten- Grade 3: A Day on the Farm. Includes two activity sheets and an overview for the teachers use that has ideas for discussions and group activities. https://www.kyfb.com/media/files/fed/ag-in-the-classroom/lesson-plans/2009/ANIMALS%20ON%20THE%20FARM-revised4-3Final521.pdf
Grades 1-3 A day without Agriculture. Teaches children about how agriculture affects their daily lives- what do you use everyday that is grown? Could you go a day without agriculture?http://www.clover.okstate.edu/fourh/aitc/lessons/primary/daywoag.pdf
Grades 3-5. All about pollination. Multiple lesson plans available on pollination. Learn about how parts of the flower and how bees pollinate them. http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/lesson_plans/
Grades 4-5. Lesson plan about Corn. Biology of corn, how to grow it and its history in the United States. http://www.ksgrains.com/corn/CornClass04.pdf
Grades 4-5. “Miss Moo and You.” Learning about Cows. A great lesson plan to learn about the biology of cows, types of cows and what kinds of food cows produce. http://www.nyaged.org/aitc/resources/pdf/activities/miss.pdf
Grades 4-5. A harvest lesson plan. “Harvesting the Garden.” How do farmers harvest their crops? How do they earn a profit with their produce? Lesson is taught around pumpkins. http://www.nyaged.org/aitc/resources/pdf/activities/harvest.pdf
Grades 4-5. Learning about Plants. “The Right Plants the Right Place”. Teaches about perennials, annuals, habitat and climate. http://www.nyaged.org/aitc/resources/pdf/activities/right.pdf
Quizes about Agriculture for grades K-5 http://www.agclassroom.org/teacher/agknow.htm
NY Agriculture in the Classroom website:http://www.nyaged.org/aitc/
Harvard Medical School presents the Center for Health and the Global Environment. This site features videos, lesson plans, and interactive features for students K-12. This link leads to the Lesson Plans and Activities page:http://chge.med.harvard.edu/edu/resource-type/lesson-plans-activities