Good Bugs, Bad Bugs, Beyond Bugs
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.
- 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 :
*Closed Toe Shoes.
STUDENTS MIGHT ALSO NEED: *Warm clothes and rain jackets
Please see our other programs:
Spring Classes Begin April 2017
Tuesdays & Thursdays – 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
To Register please contact David Rudin, Education Coordinator, 389-1251
- 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
- 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.
*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.