Farming and Wildlife at Ventucci Farm

While Venetucci is primarily a food producing farm, we recognize the importance of farming in a way that preserves and protects wildlife habitat needed by many wild animals passing through or making their home on the farm, including coyotes, turkeys, deer, raccoon, skunk, beaver, and a myriad of birds. Venetucci Farm is a world rich in wildlife on the edge of the city. Come learn about all the different ecosystems on Venetucci Farm, from under your feet to the tops of the trees and everywhere in between.

Students will explore various ecosystems as they hike through our farm fields into our wetlands along Fountain Creek. They will encounter wildlife close up as they participate in a bird banding demonstration and will be on the look out for birds and other wildlife while hidden behind our bird blinds or hiking along our Venetucci Birding Trail.

Requirements:

  • ALL CLASSES HAVE A 15 STUDENT MINIMUM REQUIREMENT FOR SPRING AND FALL, 25 STUDENT MINIMUM FOR SUMMER FARM TOURS.
  • TEACHERS AND CHAPERONES ARE ENCOURAGED AND ARE NOT CHARGED AN ATTENDANCE FEE.
  • SUGGESTED RATIO IS 1 ADULT PER 5 STUDENTS (COUNTING THE CLASSROOM TEACHER AND 1 STAFF FROM VENETUCCI).
  • ALL CLASSES ARE HELD OUTDOORS. PLEASE DRESS FOR THE WEATHER, AND HAVE STUDENTS BRING THE FOLLOWING : *Water bottles *Sunscreen *Closed Toe Shoes. STUDENTS MIGHT ALSO NEED: *Warm clothes and rain jackets

Please see our other class offerings:

Saving Seeds
The Living Soil
Farm Animals, Caring for our Heritage
Good Bugs, Bad Bugs & Beyond Bugs
Farm Tours
Teacher Resources

Grades K-5
Classes begin April 2017
Tuesdays & Thursdays – 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

To Register please contact David Rudin, Education Coordinator

Concepts

Grades K-2

  • Water is a key element for both agriculture and wildlife habitat
  • Many birds migrate each year to help them find food in winter
  • Birds have physical adaptations to help them survive
  • Scientists use bird banding to learn about bird movements

Grades 3-5

  • Bird Banding is a tool that scientists use to find specific information
  • Agricultural lands can be managed for both food production and wildlife
  • Birds can be used to help us determine ecosystem health

Colorado Science Standards:

Each class at Venetucci Farm is tailored to the needs and interests of groups from preschool to college. We will work with each individual teacher to find out what their class needs are and to emphasize the appropriate grade level science benchmarks.

Cost: $5.00/student
*Venetucci Farm’s policy is to not turn away groups due to financial need. Please contact David Rudin, Education Coordinator in such instances.

To Register: please contact, David Rudin, Education Coordinator at Venetucci Farm.