The Gibbs Farm offers field trips and outreach opportunities with trained, costumed interpreters, and educational resources for teachers and home schools. We will be happy to work with you to schedule a field trip and provide the resources that you need for your classroom, both pre- and post-trip.

Please see the Field Trip page for more information.

November 2017-March 2018 Outreach Offerings

We love to have classrooms visit the farm, but the winter months can be a bit chilly for an outdoor site.  This winter, let us bring our fantastic programing to your classroom in the form of one of these four presentations. They are currently structured to facilitate four classrooms at a time. If you have more classes than that, please contact us for information on additional stations.

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Dakota

The in-classroom Dakota Presentation includes:

  • Introduction to the Dakota of Cloud Man’s Village
  • Maple-sugaring OR Ricing
  • Hunting and Furs
  • Buffalo Box and the story of Buffalo Nation
  • Hands-on activity: Beading with interpretation on trade

Total time: 1.5 hours
Grade Recommendation: 1st grade and up
Pricing: $100 per classroom.
Please note that there is an additional mileage charge for outreaches further than 25 miles from our Falcon Heights Site.

Pioneer

 The in-classroom Pioneer Presentation includes:

  • Introduction to Jane Gibbs and Pioneers
  • Pioneer Chores
  • One-Room Schoolhouse
  • Pioneer Games and Toys
  • Hands on activity: Candles OR Yarn dolls

Total time: 1.5 hours
Grade Recommendation: 1st grade and up
Pricing: $100 per classroom.
Please note that there is an additional mileage charge for outreaches further than 25 miles from our Falcon Heights Site.

All Activities:

 The in-classroom All Activities Presentation includes 3- activities: Cornhusk Dolls, Candle Making, Dakota Beading.

Total time: 1.5 hours
Grade Recommendation: 1st grade and up
Pricing: $1.50 per student, per activity.  $100 minimum charge.
Please note that there is an additional mileage charge for outreaches further than 25 miles from our Falcon Heights Site.

Pre-K and Kindergarten:

 The Pre-K & Kindergarten Presentation includes:

  • From Sheep to Shawl
  • Pioneer Chores
  • Dakota Gardens
  • Buffalo Box and story of Buffalo Nation

Total time: 1.5 hours
Pricing: $100 per classroom.
Please note that there is an additional mileage charge for outreaches further than 25 miles from our Falcon Heights Site.

If you have any further questions, please email janie@rchs.com.

Please let us know the grades/ages of the children, and how many in your classroom when you contact us.

We look forward to working with you to create a wonderful experience for your students!

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