PROGRAMS AND RESOURCES
GKF hosts student groups for various educational programs, including:
2nd grade field trips: GKF welcomes elementary schoolers for curriculum-aligned field trips in September-November and March-June. This program was developed in collaboration with the City Schools Teaching & Learning team, Green School Coordinator, and Food & Nutrition Services staff.
Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEE) for 9th graders: High schoolers explore the stream at GKF in the fall and spring in visits coordinated by the City Schools Science team and led by their teachers, reinforcing environmental literacy through experiential learning.
Contact email@example.com with questions about other experiences.
Great Kids Farm is also an ideal site for workforce development opportunities for older students. Past and present examples include:
YouthWorks summer employment programs, which combine farm work and enrichment activities for teenagers
Food Fellows Program that offer paid 6-week culinary arts internships to culinary students
Summits that provide opportunities for high school students to teach younger peers about food and farming
Meetings catered by high school culinary students
Resources for school staff
Farm to School Specialists provide technical assistance and materials to school staff interested in school gardening, greening, cafeteria programs, and nutrition programs, in the form of:
Virtual programming including:
Technical assistance for staff involved in school gardening
Guidance related to cafeteria-based campaigns in schools
Giveaways of seedlings, seeds, and school garden materials
Professional development opportunities for staff interested in honing skills related food, farming, and gardening
Other resources for school staff can be found on the City Schools Farm to School homepage and the City Schools Sustainability homepage, where links allow visitors to view all greening resources and to access Green Newsletters for staff.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about these and other resources.
GKF hosts professional development and other gatherings (e.g., networking) for departments within City Schools and for external organizations with relevant missions. If you are interested in hosting a meeting at GKF, please submit a request below.