School and College Programs

2013-2014 School Programs
Are you interested in coming to the farm for a visit with your class? Stone Barns Center offers field trips for K-12 students from September through June. 

School programs are designed to integrate a farm tour, hands-on learning in the form of a seasonal farm chore, and/or an activity that encourages students to develop literacy skills related to ecological community-based food production. Our field trips are conducted in a living classroom – our working farm. The farm can be used to teach concepts ranging from life cycles to biodiversity to seed breeding, and our educators offer developmentally appropriate and engaging farm experiences that enrich classroom learning.

Click here to view our 2013-2014 field trip brochure.  


UPDATE

We are at capacity for the 2013 - 2014 school year.

We began accepting trip requests for the 2013-2014 school year on Monday, April 15, 2013. If you would like to join our school programs waitlist, please complete our online trip request form. If we are able to accommodate your trip request this Spring, our team will be in touch with you to schedule your trips.

Our 2014 – 2015 field trip brochure and online trip request form will go live in the last week of April.

If you would like to be notified when we begin accepting trip requests for the 2014 – 2015 school year, please join our e-mail distribution list by scrolling to the bottom of this page, entering your e-mail address in the subscription box in the right hand corner and clicking "Sign Up." Field trips book up very fast each season! Please plan ahead in order to secure your desired dates.

Scholarship Funding Opportunities

Update: Scholarship funding has been distributed for the 2013/2014 school year and we are no longer accepting applications.

We will begin accepting 2014 – 2015 scholarship applications in the last week of April.

If you would like to be notified when we begin accepting trip requests for the 2014 – 2015 school year, please join our e-mail distribution list by scrolling to the bottom of this page, entering your e-mail address in the subscription box in the right hand corner and clicking "Sign Up."

Scholarship Applications – Each year, about 30% of our field trips are supported with scholarship funding made possible by a generous donations to our organization. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please check back in April 2014 when the application process for the 2014/2015 school year begins.

To receive state aid for your visit, please make field trip arrangements with us and then contact BOCES at 914 248 2339 for the necessary forms.

If you would like to speak with a Stone Barns educator about our trip offerings, please contact us at schools@stonebarnscenter.org or 914 366 6200 x111

College Programs

Bring your college class to visit Stone Barns.  Whether focusing on animals, plants, compost or the entire environmental system, your class will learn how our farmers create a food system designed to work in balance with nature.  Each program includes a hands-on component.  Download the brochure by clicking here.

 “The kids talked about the trip all the way back to school and for the rest of the afternoon. They agreed with me that it was the best field trip they had ever been on!”– A Westchester County teacher whose students visited Stone Barns with the help of a need-based stipend