Programs

Franklin Farm Programs

Spring Clean-Up April 29th, 2017

8:30 am to 12:30 pm at Franklin Farm

All ages welcome! 

Join us as we prepare for the 2017 growing and giving season.  We need your help cleaning up the leaves, clearing out debris and setting up the garden.  No sign up or experience necessary. Just check in at the garage with our Team Leader who will direct you to where we need your help .  Come by yourself, bring a friend or bring your group!  For more information contact us at franklinfarm65@gmail.com

SUMMER CAMPS

Our Summer Camps now have one streamlined registration process. Theonline form is to be used for both the Pond Camp and the Farm Camp.

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 with hands-on learning, exploring and discovering in the natural world.

Farm Camp 2017


Children aged 5-12 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, vermicomposting and wildlife found at the farm. Children journal their experiences, do an art project and enjoy games during their camp.

WHEN: July 10-14, the week of August  14-18, or the week of August 21-25
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 and Certified ECE teacher
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

Pond Camp 2017


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.

WHEN: The week of June 26-30: Open only for children entering first grade.
The week of August 14-18  Open to all children entering grades 1-4. 
TIME: 9:00 a.m. to noon
COST: $140 for the week – sibling rate is $105.
INSTRUCTOR: Kathy Lambert is a Certified Teacher and Environmental Specialist
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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Plant Day 2016 was completed on May 19th by homeschool students from across Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts .


Cheers to the 50 homeschool students from all over Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts.   In addition to planting thousands of seeds, they experienced some of the wonders of farm life, including baby chicks and rabbits.  They were also treated to a hike and a hands-on history lesson in the historic barn.
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