Hello, my name is Denise Bloodsaw and I am the new Education Associate for Farm Discovery at Live Earth! My environmental and outdoor education journey began in 2013. In Connecticut, I volunteered and worked at Mystic Aquarium, educating guests about wildlife conservation and research. My interest in working with animals and kids began the
Spring is in full bloom! Finally the rain showers have subsided, and boy have we been busy. Spring field trips are off to a great start, filled with energy from students all over Pajaro Valley, Santa Cruz County and beyond! We love seeing the new faces here at the farm, and for many students, these
This August Farm Discovery partnered with 5 first grade PVUSD teachers in a Science Learning Leaders institute that was designed to connect classroom teachers with local environmental educators to develop a new 5E’s, NGSS aligned lesson plan that will start and end in the classroom sandwiched by an engaging exploration of the farm in between.
On December 5th 34 first graders from Ann Soldo Elementary visited Farm Discovery. They fed our chickens and goats, learned the nutritional differences between an apple and apple cider, while pressing their own cider; and they practiced identifying foods in various stages of their life cycle in a garden scavenger hunt. At the end of
This Spring Field Trip season 12 different schools, over 32 classes and more than 650 students became farmers with us for a day or more. They learned to grow food and what they can do to participate in the food system in a positive way. Specifically they learned to sort their lunch waste and what
We love getting "thank you" notes from students. They are so creative and fun. The process of making them reinforces what they experienced here at the farm and it just makes us feel warm and fuzzy.
Our spring tour season is coming to an end this week. We had the privilege of serving over 25 different groups, classes, and schools. Some students visited for a few hours and others stayed for a few days. We never know what kind of long term or life changing impact the farm visit will have