Field Trip Activities

Our school field trips center around farm life of families in Eastern North Carolina before the 1900's. We concentrate on the fact that all family members were important contributors to the survival of the family, all of the work and daily chores that had to be done, and why. We discuss how very different our lives are today.

Fall Activities

Each class will harvest a row of peanuts, stack the vines & pick off the peanuts, harvest a row of sweet potatoes, and a row of field corn. They will also shuck & shell the corn that is gathered. We provide bags for the students to take home their harvest. Other activities include a short program about daily life on the farm in the 1800s, milking a goat, making a toy from the 1800's and a horse drawn hay ride. The activities take approximately 4 hours depending on the number of classes.

Spring Activities

The Spring trip includes milking a goat, making butter, enjoying fresh butter & crackers, making dipped beeswax candles, a program about life in the 1800' s, making a toy from the 1800's, shelling corn with antique corn shellers, and a horse drawn hay ride.  These activities take approximately 4 hours depending on the number of classes.

Each trip is 7.00 per student, no charge for teachers, bus drivers and chaperones.

To schedule a field trip for your school, please contact:

Barbara Justice-Rooks @910 347-2414 after 5:00 pm,

daytime cell: 910 389-6519

email : trooks1@ec.rr.com

 

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