Field Trips

We are pleased to offer an educational program for elementary school children. The program is geared towards K-3, but can be altered for older grades. The cost is $7.00 per person, including parents/chaperones and siblings, ages 2 and up. We will compliment teachers, aides and bus drivers.

Upon arrival, the students will participate in 4 sessions. Depending on the size of the group, students will go from one session to the next or be divided into 4 groups and rotate. Each session is about 15 to 20 minutes long. Sessions can be added, deleted or altered at the teacher’s request

Home school groups are welcome. We request a minimum of 10 paying participants. We will compliment one adult for every 10 paying participants (ages 2 and up, including adults). We request that one adult be the coordinator and collect the money ahead of time and pay for the entire group upon arrival.

Call Sarah for more information and pricing (615-417-8628).

Session 1 – Apple 101 The students will learn about the life of “Johnny Appleseed” and his influence on 19th century America that continues to this day. The session will also include the life cycle of an apple tree as well as the different varieties of apples and different uses of the apple. The session will include learning a song about apples.

Session 2 – Cider Making The students will see a demonstration of how apple cider is made and there will be some hands on, allowing the children to see how whole apples are turned into cider.

Session 3 – Apple Art The students will complete a simple, age-appropriate art project.

Session 4 – Wagon Ride A tractor-drawn wagon ride around and through the orchard and farm will complete the students’ visit to the orchard.

Optional Session – Pumpkin Picking – additional $1.00 A trip to Uncle Pumpkin’s pumpkin patch where the children can “pick” a pumpkin to take home with them.

There is ample area for students to enjoy a sack lunch either before or after they have completed the 4 sessions. Our play area includes hay rolls for climbing, feed troughs filled with corn and a large wooden tractor to climb with 2 slides. Each student will receive a goody bag upon departure that will an apple farm coloring book and an apple-shaped sipper.

We look forward to hosting your class or group at Shade Tree Farm and Orchard!