Education

The Farm-based Education Program at Crossroads Farm 

 Our experiential education program introduces children and adults to the world of nature and invites all to join in the activities that make the farm grow. Our education program is unique because we offer a hands-on experiential learning experience during every visit. We strive to help cultivate a connection between people and nature that will be a seed for a lifetime of learning and a confidence in growing food and landscapes.

Our Education Programs

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1. Sunshine Days & Young Farmers Farm-based Education Programs

Sunshine Days is a farm-based education program geared for children ages 4 - 6 and their caregiver. These programs run in six sessions once or twice weekly in Spring, Summer and Fall. The sessions are balanced between exploration of plants, insects and wildlife on the farm. This includes planting seeds and seedlings, nurturing those plants and finally harvesting and preparing and sharing a salad. Other activities include art, painting, mosaics, storytelling and movement.

Young Farmers is an education program for children ages 7 - 11. The activities are farm based as well as the arts, storytelling, tie-dying, painting, and puppetry.  The planting activities follow the seasons. Topics may include composting, worm farms, bee-keeping, and herbs all explored with our on-hand experts.

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2. Schools

 

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3. Scouts

Crossroads Farm is a Program Partner with the Girl Scouts of Nassau County and offers the following programs. We also work with the Boy Scouts and can customize programs to fit any Girl Scout or Boy Scout troop needs. 

Programs run for 90 minutes to 2 hours.

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4. Colleges

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5. Tours/Visits

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Testimonials

Fall 2020 Program

"The program was age appropriate, informative and fun."

Summer 2020 Program

"It was great all around, giving the kids the time and space to just be themselves and do the activities at their own pace."

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"Thank you once again for running a well organized, fun and educational program. It was engaging and educative. The girls had a great time and I'm confident that they have learned so much from this experience. You went above and beyond expectations for today's feast, we had a great time. Hope to see you over the summer!"

Fall 2020 Program

"Yes! We loved it! The teachers were wonderful"

Summer 2020 Program

"We loved all the hands-on projects like pickles & flower bouquets."

For more information on booking educational tours, classes, and workshops email us at education@nassaulandtrust.org or call Delia - Education Coordinator at (516) 967-5058 

Crossroads Farm is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable environment for our children and their adult supervisors during our outdoor experiential learning. In light of the recent COVID-19 health crisis our staff will make safety our first priority by following mandatory and recommended best practices from the CDC, EPA and NYS Reopening guidelines while continuing to provide stimulating, interactive learning experiences for our guests. Our farm is an inviting, restorative, and special place. 

Painting Strawberry Decoys
Painting Strawberry Decoys
Seed Saving
Seed Saving
Flower arranging
Flower arranging
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digging in the dirt
Young Farmers at work
Young Farmers at work
Tri-color beans
Tri-color beans