Calypso Farm invites you to bring your students or clients out to connect with the local web of life through hands on, experiential, seasonally relevant learning activities adaptable for all ages. Our schedule is beginning to fill up, but there are still plenty of time slots available! We offer a diverse selection of field trips, including Nature Journaling, Fun with Fungi, Math in the Garden, Natural Dyes, and our ever popular Pizza Field Trip! See all offerings here: http://www.calypsofarm.org/education/field-trips/ We are flexible and able to customize our field trips for your specific wants or needs if it’s within our ability.
Call 451-0691 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get on our schedule!
April 18, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Come on out to the farm for an introduction and orientation to Calypso’s field trips! Once trained, docents can lead school groups through learning stations like farm animals, garden, honeybees, and forest. Meet-and-greet at 11:00 AM at the the resource center (we’ll provide snacks!) and then join in some hands-on learning until 1:00 PM. Bring boots, it can be muddy. Docents receive free meals at the farm on days they volunteer, and our deep gratitude for making the nature connection possible for hundreds of kids.
Come meet our Shetland flock and learn about raising sheep in Alaska, handling and washing fleeces, recognizing different types of wool, carding and spinning basics, and using wool to make functional items. Sheep shearing demonstrations will be happening throughout the day and there will be a variety of local wool producers who will be selling yarn, wool products, fiber and more!
All ages are welcome at this FREE event!
Questions? Call Calypso: 907 451 0691
We are now scheduling Spring Life on the Farm field trips. This is our most popular field trip! It gives children the opportunity to see all of the aspects of the farm in Spring! They will visit the greenhouse and plant seeds, interact with the farm’s goats, sheep and chickens and go an exciting walk on the nature trails behind the farm. All ages welcome! Please contact the farm at 451-0691 or email@example.com to schedule your class group today! The Spring Field TripSeason is April 25th – May 20th. For more information on our field trips http://www.calypsofarm.org/education/field-trips/
Are you interested in working outdoors, getting involved with environmental education at Calypso Farm, working in our school gardens… We are now accepting applications for several different summer positions. Click HERE to explore the different employment opportunities with Calypso!
Are you interested in organic farming? Calypso’s Farmer Training Program provides comprehensive training including growing practices, whole farm business planning and practical skills including: blacksmithing, construction, animal husbandry, wool processing and much more!
We are still accepting applications for the 2016 season of the Farmer Training Program. We review applications on a rolling basis until positions are filled! click here to apply and for more information. Check out updated profiles from this year’s participants here.
Sign up HERE for a 2016 CSA Share with Calypso Farm! You and your family will eat fresh, local vegetables all summer long! Click “Our Products” on our webpage for more information and forms. Sign up before March 31st and receive an early bird discount! We accept FOOD STAMPS for payment!
We are looking for YOU! Calypso is HIRING a Farm Educator (Seasonal Position) and an Office and Fundraising Assistant (Year-round Position). Go to the Get Involved Tab on our website and Click Employment for full position descriptions and application information!
Are you interested in organic farming? Calypso’s Farmer Training Program provides comprehensive training including growing practices, whole farm business planning and practical skills including: blacksmithing, construction, animal husbandry, wool processing and much more! We are accepting applications NOW for the 2016 season of the Farmer Training Program. We review applications on rolling deadlines – we only have a few spaces left, so apply now! Click Here to apply and for more information. Check out updated profiles from this year’s participants here.
Learn how to make needle felted ornaments! Perfect for gifts or your own holiday decorating!
The class takes place from 6-8pm at Hartung Hall in Ester – park at the Golden Eagle and follow the signs.
The cost if $30 for Calypso members and $45 for non-members. Becoming a member is easy – you can do so when you register for the class. Call Calypso at 451-0691 to register!