Field Trips to Meadowlark Farm Orchard & Cidery
The Meadowlark Farm is proud to partner with Grassland Groupies to deliver a unique science education experience. Field trips can be scheduled any morning, Tuesday through Friday, and typically last 2.5 hours. We can host up to 100 kids and their adults at a time.
The general itinerary for our school tours, facilitated by the certified interpreters of Grassland Groupies, consists of:
- Arrive at 9:00am
- Welcome and Orientation (10 min)
- Rotation 1: Nature Hike on Meadowlark Farm Trail (30 min)
- A trip through the many Kansas ecosystems on the Meadowlark Farm property
- Thematic elements include:
- Succession, Restoration, Ecology of Grasslands, Animal Habitats, Invasive Species, Land Management
- Rotation 2: Age-appropriate Inquiry-based Science Lab (40 min)
- Lab topics are based on Next Generation Science Standards and will be tailored to the age and grade level of your group.
- Rotation 3: Farm Exploration (40 min)
- First-hand farm experience, a time for play and outdoor enjoyment
- Students can pick fruit and/or pumpkins during this time
- Tour guides will illustrate what the farms offers and how it functions
- Unstructured Time (up to 30 minutes)
- Tour guides are available to address needs but not actively working with groups
- Teachers can use this time for snacks, play, restrooms, etc.
- Departure at 11:30am (or later, if school group wishes to have a picnic lunch at the pavilion before leaving)
The program fee for our tours is $14/person (with a minimum group price of $140), which includes admission to the farm and picked fruit for each attendee. One adult per ten children is admitted for free, but additional adults are welcome to join for the $14 program fee.
If your group would like to enjoy a picnic on the property, you have the option of reserving our picnic shelter for $25/hour.
We also offer experiences for adults and mixed age groups. Give us a call to find out how we can best host your group.
How to book your field trip:
Contact Grassland Groupies today to book your Meadowlark Farm experience. Call or text at 316-512-8933 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In your email include:
- Age/education level of participants
- Number of participants + chaperones
- Preferred date/time and a backup date/time
As these field trips occur outdoors and in the elements, we advise participants to dress accordingly (close-toed shoes, long pants, hats, layers as needed) and bring water, sunscreen, and bug spray.