Spend A Day At The Farm - Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

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Spend A Day At The Farm - Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
Kline Creek Farm’s “A Day At The Farm” Field Trip
“A Day At The Farm” offers your students a wide variety of activities presented by knowledgeable, costumed guides. Visit our farm house to see how families lived more than a century
ago. Cut wood for fuel at our wood pile, interact with our farm animals, learn about feeding a
family with the produce of the kitchen garden and learn how farmers used the technology of the
1890s to raise crops and livestock to feed a growing nation. From household chores to the pastimes of the past, we offer 200 acres of things to see and do during your visit.
“A Day At The Farm” is offered in May and October - call for details
Schools are free to explore the farm from 9:30 - 1:30, picnic areas are provided, or just relax
under a shade tree on our scenic grounds.
Only $5/student
Space is limited
Call to reserve your field trip today: (630) 876-5900
Available for Grades 1 - 8
Kline Creek Farm puts the field back in field trip!
See our photos at: www.flickr.com/photos/klinecreekfarm
www.facebook.com/klinecreekfarm
A Day at the Farm correlate to Illinois Learning Standards: 4A, 5A, 7A, 12A, 12B, 12C, 12D, 12E, 13B, 15A,
15B, 15C, 16A, 16B, 16C, 16D, 16E, 17A, 17B, 17C, 17D, 18B, 18C, 22A, 22B, 22C
Kline Creek Farm is owned and operated by the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County and is located in West Chicago on County Farm Road approximately 1/2 mile south of North Avenue (Route 64).
Hours
Open Thursday—Monday from 9:00 to 5:00
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
For more information call (630) 876-5900
Farm Tour
One of our costumed guides
will lead your students as they
travel into the past at our 200
acre, 1890s farm site. Discover
how members of a farm family
worked together as you: tour
the farmhouse, barn and other
buildings; interact with farm
animals; and experience how
daily life on a farm changed
with the seasons.
Offered Labor Day through
Memorial Day
Available for grades 2-8
Duration: 90 minutes
Min/Max Group Size: 10/30
My First Visit To The
Farm
Using hands-on materials, one
of our costumed guides will
introduce children to a farm and
those who care for it. Students
will discover the difference
between wild animals and farm
animals, as well as the purpose
served by animals on the farm.
Students will also explore the
fields, pastures and buildings
that are used on the farm.
Offered Labor Day through
Memorial Day
Avalable for grades pre-k - 1
Duration: 60 minutes
Min/Max Group Size: 10/30
Christmas On The Farm
This three-part program includes a visit to the farmhouse
kitchen to experience the sights
and smells of holiday cookies
being baked in a wood-burning
stove. Students tour the farmhouse to learn about the holiday
traditions of the past. A selfguided tour of the farm lets
children discover winter modes
of transportation and how farmers cared for their animals in the
winter.
Offered in December
Avalable for grades 1-8
Duration: 60 minutes
Min/Max Group Size: 10/60
Farm Tour, My First Visit and Christmas on the Farm correlate to Illinois Learning Standards: 4A, 5A, 12A, 12B,
12C, 12D, 12E, 13B, 15A, 15B, 15C, 16A, 16B, 16C, 16D, 16E, 17A, 17B, 17C, 17D, 18B, 18C, 22C
Self-Guided Programs
Kline Creek Farms offers a number of program materials which groups can use to enhance their
own visit to the farm. Each program includes all necessary materials and instructions for group
leaders.
Offered year round
Available for all ages
Duration 60 - 90 minutes
Min/Max group size: 10/100 (max of 90 for Discovery Tour) One adult guide recommended for every 10 students.
Alphabet Of Agriculture: Groups explore Kline Creek Farm and search for items associated
with each letter of the alphabet. This activity encourages exploration and observation as well as
interaction with the Farm’s costumed staff and volunteers. Participants must know the alphabet
and be able to spell.
Architecture Adventure: Acting as detectives, the group will resolve the architectural mysteries
in regard to the functions of buildings found on the farm.
Discovery Tour: Each participant in the group uses a magnifying lens and spyglass to explore
the farm while the leader follows a self-guided picture booklet.
Self-Guided programs correlate to Illinois Learning Standards: 1A, 4A, 12A, 12B, 12E, 13B, 15C, 16A, 16C, 16E,
17A, 17B, 17C, 17D

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