Farm Animals, Caring for Our Heritage

Grades K-5
Classes Begin September 6th, 2016
Tuesdays & Thursdays – 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

To Register please contact David Rudin, Education Coordinator, 389-1251, x 112.

Venetucci Farm is a complex mixture of plants and animals. Living at the farm are: chickens, pigs, cows, horses, cats and dogs. Each has more than one job and each needs special care in order to be happy and healthy.

The farmer helps keep the animals healthy and the animals help keep the farm/farmer healthy. Students will learn that farm animals can become endangered just like wild animals.

Students will also learn to identify different breeds of livestock and help care for them during their visit. They will learn about the important role animals play on a healthy, diversified farm.

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
Concepts

Grades K-2

  • Animals have more than one job on a farm
  • Animals have certain instincts & needs (chickens want to scratch and roost, pigs want to root in the ground & wallow in mud, horses run from predators and graze grass)
  • Caring for animals is a lot of work
  • Much of our food comes from animals, directly or indirectly

Grades 3-5

  • Venetucci raises “Heritage Breeds”, what are these and why are they important?
  • Sustainable v. Industrial farming systems
  • Humane animal treatment
  • Animals contribution to the health of the soil
  • Animals role in turning solar energy into food and fertilizer
  • Advantages that animals provide over tractors

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, 389-1251, x112.