Our Package or Seed Tour explores the fruits and vegetables at the Farmer's Market. We discuss what parts we eat: the package, which is the outside; seeds, which are usually on the inside but not always; or both. We talk about the different sizes, shapes, and colors of the fruits and vegetables. The students enjoy a story in the lower barn. If weather permits, we will take you for a ride on the farm. This program is great for your Pre-K through 2nd grade students.
COWBOY UP! - Temporarily suspended
Due to ShowPlace Arena construction, Cowboy Up! is temporarily suspended.
Pre-K - 2nd Grades
Howdy, buckaroos! Come learn about what tools cowboys use every day. This takes place at our ShowPlace Arena. See a demonstration of a rodeo event, get your picture taken in a saddle and compete in a Barrel Race on one of our hobby horses. This program is great for your Pre-K through 2nd grade students.
PLANT EXPLORATION TOUR
3rd - 6th Grades
Come explore and learn about the crops grown on the farm. These might include corn, soybeans, and/or cotton. We will focus on the roots, leaves, and reproduction of these important plants. The students will enjoy a couple of hands-on activities. If the crops are mature, the students may get a souvenir to take home. This program is suitable for 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students.
3rd - 6th Grades
Come explore and learn about cotton from the farm fields. We will focus on the roots, leaves, and reproduction of these important plants. The students will enjoy activities such as picking the seeds from the cotton and learning about boll weevil eradication. This program is suitable for 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students.
DISCOVER THE FOREST
3rd - 6th Grade
There are many amazing things in the forest for students to discover. Students are asked to reach in our Mystery Box and see if they can identify items by using their sense of touch. We discuss each item and how it relates to the forest. The students also learn about the parts of a tree and the important functions of each. Activities include a Journey as a Water Molecule and Competing for Life as a tree. This program is suitable for your 3rd through 6th grade students.
3rd - 6th Grades
Our Water Festival is all about water. The students will rotate through each station where they will play various games like Water Jeopardy, just like the game on TV. “The Tragic Story of Freddie the Fish” will take students on an imaginary trip down a stream to identify possible sources of pollution that affect fish population and other wildlife. Others activities are H2Olympics, Incredible Journey, and the Enviroscape. Your 3rd through 6th graders will have a great time learning about water.
7th - 12th Grades
The guided tour will go to the Wolf River and through the forest. We will stop to look at different types of plants and talk about their characteristics, growth, and even some history of the plants. The students will learn about exotic plants, how they came to the United States, how they affect us, and what we can do about them. Animals are all over the area and can be spotted occasionally. Approximately 2 hours.
SOLAR TOUR / ENERGY SPOTLIGHT
3rd - 12th Grades
Your students will learn about how electricity is generated by the sun. The program starts with a presentation in a classroom and then goes to Agricenter International's one megawatt (1 MW) solar farm for additional discussion. Approximately 2 hours.
Reimbursement for schools is available to cover the cost of transportation. Teachers are responsible for scheduling the bus or buses with the company who handles bus service to their school. Once the school receives the invoice for the bus or buses, fax to Tim Roberts at 901-757-7783. Agricenter will then reimburse the amount.
Soil Makes My Day
Bring your students out to the Farm to learn about the science of soil. They will be introduced to what is Soil, what makes up Soil, what is the value of Soil and how Soil affects them in everything they do. They will learn the difference between dirt and soil as well as develop a clearer understand of Decomposers. This program is suitable for Grades 3 – 8.