EDUCATION

Field Trips, Summer Camps & Educational Experiences
Field Trips

Grades K- 5
Welcome to our Outdoor Learning Lab!  Our Field Trips are focused on exploration through hands-on experiences.  Guided by our Volunteer Education Docents, students will learn about Cumberland's agricultural history, evolving architecture in barn development in our 1810-1890 barn, farm life, ecosystems that exist on many farms and why they are so important;  the essentials of a Colonial Garden with a focus on medicinal herbs and composting; and they will learn about our Franklin Farm Chickens!

Grades 6-12
Want to take your lessons outdoors? We are happy to provide you with the space to make a field trip to enhance your student's education. Whether you are testing water quality, exploring ecosystems, or studying history, we would love for your students to learn at the farm!

We offer a limited number of field trips.
Please contact franklinfarm65@gmail.com for more information

SUMMER CAMPS

It’s just an open field. It once had cows roaming and corn growing across the 65 acres. Now, Franklin Farm provides children with experiences that support their curiosity and wonder! Children are immersed in what they really need... time spent outdoors exploring and discovering in the natural world.  We offer two types of camps:  
Pond Science Camp and Farm Camp.
Welcome to our old fashion summer!
Pond Science Camp

What lives in this Pond? Come to Franklin Farm in Cumberland and learn about the organisms that live in and around a summer pond system. Children will encounter dozens of species as they explore the pond and the surrounding meadow. They will observe animal behaviors and have opportunity to gather and record data, form opinions, test their theories, listen to each other, re-test their theories, and draw new conclusions about life near a pond.  

This is a novel experience in playing outside, making new friends, and building background knowledge in the life sciences. 

Instructor Kathy Lambert is a Certified Teacher and Environmental Specialist.  Introducing Pond Camp Certified Instructor and Health & Physical Education student at Rhode Island College, Ashley Foster.

WHEN: Week 1 Pond Camp (2018 TBD): Open only for children entering first grade.

                Week 2 Pond Camp (2018 TBD)  Open to all children entering grades 1-4.  

TIME: 9:00 a.m. to noon 

COST: $140 for the week – sibling rate is $105.


REGISTRATION: Online at http://goo.gl/forms/E39QuqXQRa   

or print a copy and send by USPS mail, 

or email as attachment to farmsciencecamp@gmail.com  

Payment must include the full name of child and date of camp, and be sent to

The Historic Metcalf-Franklin Farm Preservation Association (HMFFPA), P O Box 7943, Cumberland, RI 02864 

To contact any camp instructor please email: farmsciencecamp@gmail.com

Farm Camp 

Children aged 6-12 explore the Farm and meet some of our new residents and old friends. Each day explorers discover a different area of farm life: agriculture, chicken biology and care, pollination, vermiposting and wildlife found at the farm. Children journal their experiences, do an art project and enjoy games during their camp. 

WHEN: 2018 July, August (2 weeks) TBD 

TIME: 9:00 a.m. to noon

FOR WHOM:Children 5-12 years of age 

COST:$140 for the week – sibling rate is $105.

INSTRUCTOR:Lynn Dubeau, Naturalist, Lifeguard, Certified ECE teacher and Homeschooling Family

REGISTRATION:Online at http://goo.gl/forms/E39QuqXQRa  

or print a copy and send by USPS mail,

or email as attachment to farmsciencecamp@gmail.com  

Payment must include the full name of child and date of camp, and be sent to The Historic Metcalf-Franklin Farm Preservation Association (HMFFPA), P O Box 7943, Cumberland, RI 02864.

To contact any camp instructor please email: farmsciencecamp@gmail.com

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