Educational Activities

Keep busy with these resources for outside or at home

Campfire Cooking
With camping season right around the corner, now is the ideal time to practice building a campfire! It's the perfect way to stay warm on a cool brisk evening while camping—and made even better with s'mores!—but it also provides a chance to hone your outdoor cooking skills. If you have a fire pit in your backyard, set up the space as an imaginary campsite and have fun preparing a meal in the great outdoors.
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Meet Our New Layers & Coop Tour (VIDEO)
350 laying hens arrived this week and are settling in to a luxurious life on pasture! Our educator Andrew introduces us to the flock and tells us more about chickens. Stick around for a tour of their mobile coop and learn about their important role on our farm.
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Farmyard Storytime: Giggle, Giggle, Quack (VIDEO)
Educator Andrew is on the farm introducing us to our heifers, the "teenagers" of the cows at Wolfe's Neck Center! Listen along as he reads Giggle, Giggle, Quack and gives us some social time with our barnyard friends.
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Stream an Environmental Film
One great way to dive deeper into a topic or place that interests you is by watching environmental films at home through your TV or computer. We've outlined a brief collection of resources to get you started.
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Use it Again! Recycled Crafts
Consider other uses for materials that would otherwise go right into the trash or recycling bin. Here are two fun and simple crafts you can make with resources you likely already have on hand. Once you have the activity underway, use the time to brainstorm other "new uses for old things". Happy crafting!
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Earth Day Tree Planting (VIDEO)
We’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day by planting a tree! Farmers Tom and Eliza are up at our Banter Orchard to plant a peach tree among 22 other fruit trees at the site. Follow along as they demonstrate best techniques for planting.
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Spotted! Spring Flowers Activity
As the weather warms, birds start to return, buds start popping up on trees, and the snow is now gone (or mostly). This is when we start to see the first flowers emerging from the ground, too. See how many different types you can find!
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Litter Pick-Up Walk
#EarthWeek starts today with a Litter Pick-Up Walk! Grab your gloves and a garbage bag and head out around your block or to a local park to pick up waste. You'll be amazed at what a difference you can make in just 20 minutes to an hour!
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Earth Week at Wolfe’s Neck Center
Follow along with us as we celebrate with Earth Week! Each day, participate in one act that celebrates our planet. You can follow along with our schedule or make up your own. Keep a daily journal of what Earth Acts you accomplish.
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