Farm Discovery School

Kids enrich their classroom learning this fall with hands-on, farm-based experiences in an outdoor setting. Immerse in farm, food, and ecology fun!

 

September 28-November 6, 2020

6-Week Fall Program

Kids grades K-5 can enrich their classroom learning this fall with hands-on, farm-based experiences in an outdoor setting. Immerse in farm, food, and ecology fun! This is our new program to support hybrid schooling models and provide students with a safe and fun outdoor learning environment to continue their education.

Please Note: Masks are required when inside barns or outside participating in projects and activities that require closer distances than 6 feet. When a safe distance of 6 feet or more outdoors is possible, masks are optional.

Fields of Study

Students rotate through the following focus areas:

  • Animal Husbandry
  • Woods & Waters Ecology
  • Plant-based Food Production
  • Farm-based Research & Science Projects
  • Outdoor Living Skills & Techniques
Cancellations & Refunds
  • If you cancel your child’s registration within 8 days of your program start date, you will be charged the full program fee due to our inability to fill the slot vacated by the cancellation.
  • If you cancel your child’s registration more than 8 days in advance of your program start date, you will receive a refund minus a $25 cancellation fee per child.
  • If you cancel your child’s registration at any time due to a presumptive or confirmed COVID case within your household, you will receive a full refund minus a non-refundable $5.00 processing fee per child.

Meet Your Fall Educators

Jenna Baily

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Kaiti Davis

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Drew Gallant

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Lou Goff

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Joe Gouvin

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Karen Hawkes

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Claire Kirby

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Melody Larson

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Matea Mills-Andruk

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Kate Sheambaough

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Jake Trusheim

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Jenna Baily

Farm Discovery School Educator

Jenna grew up in Brunswick Maine coming to Wolfe’s Neck Farm as a summer camper. She graduated this May from St. Lawrence University with a degree in conservation biology. She is excited to return to the farm for the to teach at Farm Discovery School! In her free time she enjoys exploring the Maine coast, hiking, snowboarding, and walking her dog.

Kaiti Davis

Farm Discovery School Educator

Kaiti grew up in North Carolina and got her bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Experiential Education. After working with kids up and down the East Coast, she’s settled in New England to work on various farms to enhance her farm-based education. She is excited to be working at Wolfe’s Neck Center, where she can combine her love of farming and outdoor education at a place that is so diverse. Also baby cows, she loves baby cows.

Drew Gallant

Farm Discovery School Educator

Drew is a local, growing up in Brunswick, and has been working in the Outdoor Education field for the past five years. He loves to share his passion of all things nature related! Drew’s favorite animals on the farm are the baby calves! When not teaching, Drew loves to hike, kayak, and travel to new locations. He is very excited to share Wolfe’s Neck Center with everyone!

Lou Goff

Farm Discovery School Educator

Lou grew up in Montana, and then moved east for college in Vermont. After college, she didn’t want to leave the East Coast so she’s been living here ever since. When not at the farm, you’ll find Lou paddling or working on her awesome blue school bus turned into home!

Joe Gouvin

Farm Discovery School Educator

Joe has learned so much from his time spent outdoors, and he cant wait to help new folks do the same! When he’s not at the farm, Joe can be found reading, making music, and starting a new woodcraft project!

Karen Hawkes

Farm Discovery School Educator

Karen is delighted to return to Wolfe’s Neck Center as a Farm Educator. Raised on a dairy farm, she has always had a love for animals – especially baby calves. She has worked as an outdoor educator, summer camp director, ice cream scooper, and medical technologist. Currently, she lives with her family in Gorham, Maine, where she has a big vegetable garden and a golden retriever named Cleo. She loves yoga, hiking in the White Mountains, and biking.

Claire Kirby

Farm Discovery School Educator

Claire grew up in Portland and graduated from Smith college in 2019 with a degree is sociology. After graduating, Claire moved back to Maine where they’ve spent time working in outdoor education, non-profits, and summer camp. They love exploring the outdoors, playing ultimate frisbee, and eating dessert.

Melody Larson

Farm Discovery School Educator

Melody is a chicken loving, tree hugging, bread baking, vegetarian who grew up in New Gloucester, Maine. She recently graduated from Colby College with a degree in Environmental Policy. She previously worked at Farm Camp here and is super excited to be back exploring this fun place with some new friendly faces.

Matea Mills-Andruk

Farm Discovery School Educator

Matea moved to the coast of Maine after graduating from Middlebury College with a degree in Gender, Sexuality, & Feminist Studies and Dance. She has gotten to know Maine while leading canoe trips with the Chewonki Foundation, and as a youth educator at OUTMaine, based in Rockland. She is passionate about social justice, improvisational dance, and outdoor living.

Kate Sheambaough

Farm Discovery School Educator

Kate came back to Maine after graduating Smith College with a degree in neuroscience and psychology with a focus on human behavior. She now lives in Portland and loves to explore the woods, and sail off the coast of southern Maine with her year old puppy, Zion! Kate hope’s to educate the current and future generations  about recent changes in our climate and how to live sustainably.

Jake Trusheim

Farm Discovery School Educator

Jake is from San Francisco, CA, and recently graduated from UC Davis with degrees in Conservation Biology and Spanish. Over the last 3 years he has taught mountain biking, rock climbing, and kayaking in Colorado and California. When not partaking in those activities, he enjoys birding, playing soccer, and taking naps in his hammock.

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