Educational Field Trips
***2020 Virtual Farm Tours***
With all the uncertainty in the world, and particularly in education, and in accordance to the Reopening Guidelines released by the Arizona Department of Education, we are opting to offer virtual farm tours this year in lieu of our typical on-farm experiences. We know this is not the same as holding freshly harvested veggies in your hands, but we have worked to ensure each lesson is engaging and hope it offers a taste of the farm and we are all ready to meet again next fall. The very best part? Thanks in part to Maricopa County Farm Bureau, we are offering these virtual farm tours free of charge to any schools that have booked with us in the past. That’s right! Find a week in October that our series of farm lessons works into your curriculum, and if you have booked a Rocker 7 Farm Tour in the past, you can request our lessons for $0. Never booked with Rocker 7? We are simply asking for a $1/student donation to help cover production and distribution costs from your school to the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Rocker 7 Farm Tour organization, dedicated to providing agricultural education to our local communities.
Learn more about our farm field trips and how we value agricultural education.
Rocker 7 Farm Patch is proud to host engaging educational experiences with our interactive farm tours, affectionately called our Farm Fresh Field Trips!
Field trips are offered by Rocker 7 Farm Tours, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused strictly on agricultural education, providing farm tours to local students.
We have put together a curriculum of lessons directly tied to the learning standards for Arizona schools, tailored to specific grade levels and overseen on the farm by a certified Arizona educator with experience on the farm and in the classroom.
Would you like to contribute to the agricultural experiences of local youth?
Did you know you can help fully fund, reduce the cost or contribute to farm activities available for your local school with a tax deductible donation to Rocker 7 Farm Tours? It is the goal of Rocker 7 Farm Tours to work toward decreasing the cost for schools to attend a farm field trip through the generosity of our local business partners and friends of agriculture.
You can make an easy online donation to Rocker 7 Farm Tours HERE.
Or, use our Rocker 7 Farm Tours Donation Form.
Need more information to book a tour?
We’ll have the Fall 2020 Guide posted soon. Until then, contact us at the email below to see what we have in store for this year and get your questions answered.
Next year, Friday, October 16th is reserved as our Homeschool Day for homeschool families and groups to enjoy a morning on the farm, complete with scheduled educational presentations and pumpkin picking. Homeschool Day pricing is $10/student, $5/adult.
One thing we noticed in our past years of field trips is the need for short, simple lessons for our preschool students, and how they tend to get a bit overrun on the play areas when mixed in with bigger kids. To help with both of those things, we now offer a Preschool Day.
Special Needs Day
Just as our small farmers like to have a unique day, we’ve also worked closely with our special needs educators the past few years and have found a separate Special Needs Day helps us best care for these groups and offer them the best experience possible, with ample time in their favorite farm areas.
Use the form below to enter your visit preferences and we will contact you with details.
Teachers! You may be able to get your farm field trip funded!
Do you know a local business or individual that may like to help ensure a farm experience for your students? Did you know they can send a tax deductible donation to Rocker 7 Farm Tours, the nonprofit organization providing farm field trips at Rocker 7 Farm Patch that could partially or fully fund your field trip? It’s true!
Rocker 7 Farm Tours is fully committed to educating local students on agriculture and our local farming community. We are happy to work toward reducing the cost of our field trips to our local schools through donations that directly fund certain field trips, or go toward adding or improving our farm activities available to field trip students.