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CBF's roughly 300-acre organic working farm in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, provides a land-based program that fosters in-depth discussions about agriculture's impact on the watershed. Exploring the farm by foot and hay wagon, or canoeing on the nearby Patuxent River, students gain true awareness of environmental issues, to sharpen critical thinking skills, and to practice problem solving. Student action projects may be available. This meaningful watershed experience can be tailored to engage students in fourth through twelfth grade, as well as adults.
Program accommodates up to 23 if canoeing (grades 6 and above) and 30 if land-based (grades 4 and above).
CBF's Clagett Farm Program has the
DC Farm to School Stamp of Approval
DC Greens encourages teachers in Washington, D.C. to engage their students in farm-based learning. To aid in their search for programs that provide a rich educational experience they have developed an assessment tool—the DC Farm to School Stamp of Approval. This stamp has been given to F2S field program sites that:
- actively engage students in hands-on learning (planting, harvesting, tasting, smelling);
- expose students to a wide variety of plant and animal species;
- serve as an extension of the classroom, rooted in educational standards;
- and draw the connection between plants on the farm and food on our plates.
|Watch DC Greens' video introduction to Clagett Farm