Take advantage of Oregon organizations offering field trips, classroom visits, and general garden support. Is your favorite resource missing from this list? Tell us about it!
The following organizations offer food systems field trips that support Oregon academic standards. We would like our recommended list to include sites throughout Oregon, so please let us know about any field trip sites you would like to see added to this list.
Portland Metro Area
Zenger Farm This is a working farm striving to educate the surrounding community about models for sustainable food systems, community development, environmental stewardship, and food equity. Field trips are offered year round, and can usually accommodate up to 90 participants. Costs vary according to need, and financial assistance is available.
Sauvie Island Center Farm-based elementary school field trips are offered in Spring and Fall. Content varies seasonally, but can include a compost/soil investigation, plant parts investigation, food web, seed to harvest, and/or a pollinator investigation. Each trip costs $150, and can accommodate up to 35 students. Scholarship funds are available.
Jackson Bottom Wetland Preserve Jackson Bottom offers field trip and classroom programs that connect natural resources with academic standards. Fees are associated with most programs. Topics include pollinators, birds, wetlands, and much more!
B-Street Farm This teaching and working farm is happy to partner with schools in cooking and farm tour field trips. There is no established field trip program, however staff are ready and willing to collaborate with interested teachers.
Eden Acres Eden Acres educators offer field trips and traveling programs that focus on skills such as fire making and medicinal plants, and partner with Foodways at Nana Cardoon to provide cooking field trips centered on ancient grains. They are also willing to custom design a program to meet educator needs.
Master Gardeners Master Gardeners throughout Oregon can be a resource to your classrooms. Contact your local organization to request a guest speaker.
Jackson Bottom Wetland Preserve Located in the Portland Metro Area, preserve staff are happy to bring one of their traveling programs to local schools. Fees are associated with these programs.
Eden Acres Eden Acres educators offer field trips and traveling programs that focus on skills such as fire making and medicinal plants, and partner with Foodways at Nana Cardoon to provide cooking experiences centered on ancient grains. They are also willing to custom design a program to meet educator needs.