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-October 30, 2020

5-Week Fall Program

Half Day & Full Day Program for Grades K-5
Sign up for any number of weeks!

Limited space still available for Weeks 2-5:
October 5-9
October 12-16 *No Monday program on Oct 12 (Switched to Wed/Fri)
October 19-23
October 26-30
Registration for each week closes the Wednesday prior.

  • Half Day Option ($65/week):
    1. Choose 2 half days per week (Monday/Wednesday) or (Tuesday/Thursday)
    2. Choose a morning (8:30-11:30am) or afternoon session (12:30-3:30pm)
  • Single Day Sign Up ($33/session):  Choose 1 half day afternoon session per week (either Tuesday or Thursday, 12:30-3:30pm)
  • Full Day Option ($75/day):
    1. Offered Fridays from 8:30am-3:00pm

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

Kaiti Davis

Farm Discovery School Educator
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Drew Gallant

Farm Discovery School Educator
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Karen Hawkes

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Melody Larson

Farm Discovery School Educator
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Matea Mills-Andruk

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Jake Trusheim

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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!

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.

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.

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.

 

Fall on the farm happening
Saturdays in October!

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