Field Trips 

Elementary & ESE Field Trips

 

Do you have an elementary class or a middle school/high school ESE class? We offer a wonderful, hands-on educational experience that is FREE OF CHARGE to local schools. While on site, students learn what agriculture is and how it touches their lives. And you can get two field trips in one visit! We collaborate with the Palmetto Historical Park so that students not only visit the Ag Museum but the Historical Park as well. They learn about agriculture and about Palmetto’s history. For traditional classes, these visits are approximately 3 to 3-1/2  hours long, which includes your brown-bag lunch break. While visiting with us, students might make butter or ice cream, lasso bulls, paint with fruits and veggies, dig up a time capsule, write a newspaper article, or go on a scavenger hunt. Each grade level is tailor-made with age and grade-appropriate activities. Students have such a great time that they don’t even realize they are learning! Curriculum units which are enhanced by a field trip to the Ag Museum and Palmetto Historical Park include farms, plants, American history, Florida history, family living, nutrition, and economics. Programming dates fill up fast. Scheduling begins on the first day that teachers return to school in the fall.

 

For ESE classes, the programming is primarily focused on agriculture with a stop in the historic Heritage Station Post Office to pick up some mail. The ESE field trip is approximately 2 hours long.

 

Because most field trip activities are outdoors, in the event of rain the trip will need to be rescheduled if a date is available. You will receive a phone call the morning of the trip should cancellation occur.

 

 

Pre-K Field Trips: SUPER SPROUTS

 

Super Sprouts is a Pre-K program that allows young children to learn about gardens, farms, crops, livestock, and to explore "what's before the grocery store." Maximum class size for Super Sprouts is 14 students. This field trip is approximately 1-1/2 hours long.

 

Because most field trip activities are outdoors, in the event of rain the trip will need to be rescheduled if a date is available. You will receive a phone call the morning of the trip should cancellation occur.

 

 

Adult Group Tours

Group tours for adults are available by reservation. Do you have a church group, community club, Red Hat Society, or assisted living program? We can accommodate you! The length of the tour is dependent upon what you would like to have included. Call us for more information.

 

For more information on these educational opportunities or to schedule a field trip or group tour, please call us at (941) 721-2034 or email us. We hope to hear from you soon!

© 2018 by MANATEE COUNTY AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM, INC. 

 

Tuesday-Friday, 1st & 3rd Saturday 

10:00-12:00, 1:00-4:00

 

1015 6th Street West

Palmetto, FL 34221

(941) 721-2034

agriculturalmuseum@manateeclerk.com