Good Bugs, Bad Bugs, Beyond Bugs

Grades K-5

All through the gardens and fields at Venetucci Farm live a variety of small, wild creatures, some we encourage and some we discourage. In the end we seek a balance between the helpful and the harmful.

Come join us for a hands-on exploration of the many creepy crawlies that live on our farm. Students will catch, identify and learn the life history of a variety of farmer’s pests and friends.

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 programs:

Saving Seeds
The Living Soil
Farm Animals, Caring for our Heritage
Ranching & Wildlife at Pinello Ranch
Farm Tours
Teacher Resources

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

Concepts

Grades K-2

  • Arthropods have certain characteristics
  • There are 5 groups of arthropods
  • Some arthropods help farmers and some are harmful
  • At Venetucci we try to reach a balance between the two without using chemicals

Grades 3-5

  • What is the “pesticide treadmill” and how does it affect our farming practices
  • Common orders of insects
  • Intro to Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

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.