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I started “tours” as my passion to educate other about agriculture and to bring Students and Adults in touch with their farmers.
The Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch are a great tool to educated and entertain.
In our maze students explore, collect answers to trivia, learn to navigate, collaborate and succeed while having fun at outdoors at our farm.
Who should come explore ????
We offer several advantages to different ages groups.
Pre k- 2nd grade can enjoy the mini maze and learn about farming/ life cycle of a pumpkin at our pumpkin patch.
They learn measurements, weights, similarities, and differences of pumpkins and other crops.
Students will see pumpkins growing and get to pick a pumpkin off the vine/ out of the fields.
We also have “Fun” area education activities, games, hay ride, etc.
3rd grade can test science and Reading Skills
Using the map to orient themselves and location. As they move thru the maze, students plot courses and develop strategies. Using spatial recognitions to determine their location, Students can correlate smaller maps to larger maps in the maze. Navigating the maze is both exciting and challenging.
Students use reading skills to solve the puzzles, lead, follow, and contribute to the group during the maze games. They will verbalize ideas, and work thru logic. They must work together to evaluate options and choose the course of action.
4th, 5th, 6th
Students can test Science and Ecology/ Environment Skills
Students acknowledge the similarities and differences of living things. They can see the life process of plants (growth, reactions to environment). Describe the basic needs of plants and insects. Identify the basic structure of the cork stalk, corn ear, elements of necessary corn growth. Students see firsthand the process of farming corn.
Students Learn the importance of Agriculture and Society. They can identify basic needs, explain the influences of Ag, food, clothing, shelter and culture from on area to another. KNOW PEOPLE DEPEND ON AGRICULTURE.
Visiting the Farm is a firsthand look at corn production, corn is a basic building block for our Ag system. Students can learn what is made from corn and how it grows.
Reading and understanding the Map to Find the way thru the Maze
Students distinguish relevant info and ideas form opinions. They use reading skills ask relevant questions, to solve the puzzles, lead, follow, and contribute to the group during the maze games. They will verbalize ideas, and work thru logic. They must work together to evaluate options and choose the course of action. They have to remember the pathways, methods and test the solutions to determine if they made the right decisions.
7th, 8th, 9th Grade
Students can test Ecology, Environment, Geography Skills
Prior to Farm visit Students can research and compare/ contract how ag has changed to meet society's demands. Identify plants/ crops, animals that can be raised in our area and explain why. Identify natural recourses necessary for Ag systems. Research and Define issues related to food and fiber. Explain challenges that Ag faces.
At the Maze Students are challenged with Basic Geography literacy. Walking the Maze is a Great Mapping exercise, adding the map and corn added another dimension. Students must orient themselves and the map to locations. Prior to the visit Students can discuss aerial and photography, maps, graphs, and diagrams, field observations, surveys, reference works, point, lines, area, distance, scales, and alpha-numeric systems.
Experiencing the Maze first hand helps the info “stick” and can provide basic life skills they can utilize in the future.