Rural Resources’ Holley Creek Farm
provides an immersive educational environment focusing on
sustainable agricultural production and the natural world.
Field trip dates for 2017 will be updated in February. Check back for more info.
What can you learn from a farm?
A lot, it turns out! There’s arithmetic in the garden, science in the milking parlor and history grazing in the pasture. At Rural Resources, we believe there’s a lesson in every clump of dirt and we’re eager to share those lessons!
Field trip activities are geared towards grades Pre-K through 6 and activities can be geared to any age or learning level. The base cost is $7 per student with more complex activities available for an increased fee.
We welcome public school, private school, home school, churches, clubs and organizations. Milk a cow and learn how butter is made, see what worms eat and how they change the soil, plant a seed and study the life cycle of a plant.
Activities in our field trip program align with the Tennessee Common Core Curriculum.
Greenhouse: Learn about photosynthesis, the greenhouse effect, seed propagation and plant parts! Students will have the opportunity to taste different edible plant parts. SL1, SL2, SL3, 1.0A, 1.MD, 2.0A, 2.MD
Milking Parlor: Learn how your milk gets from the farm to your fridge! Students will have the opportunity to milk a cow and practice measurements at the same time! SL1, SL2, SL3
Composting and Worms: Ever wonder what worms actually do? Students will discover the vital role worms play in creating and maintaining soil and what they need to be the powerhouse of vegetable patch! SL1, SL2, SL3
Animal Ethnography: Students will observe one of the farm animals and see how they behave. This is a great opportunity for students to sharpen their observation skills and learn some fun facts about Rural Resource’s farm animals! SL1, SL2, SL3, 1.0A, 2.0A
Mobile Learning Lab: Learn how to get fresh, local vegetables and how they benefit your body and your community.
Story Time: Fun, well-illustrated and age-appropriate stories for learning about farms and food! R12, R13, R14, R16, R17, R18, R19, RL1, RL2, RL3, RL4, RL6, RL9
Plant a Seed: Take a break down by the creek to decorate and plant your very own seed to take home.
Scavenger Hunt: A fun way to reinforce the days learning! RF1, R13
Ready to sign up? Just click here and you'll be taken to our registration page. For more information, call the office at (423) 636-8171.
Rural Resources strives to accommodate those with special needs. Please let us know in advance if there’s any way we can make your visit more comfortable!
See you on the farm!
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