Sharp's at Waterford Farm

Family-operated farm in Howard County, MD since 1903

Tour: Birds and Gourds!

General Info

dried_gourdspainted gourdAges 4 to adult     April 18 to August 18

Also a great birthday, camp or after school project!

A farm guide will instruct the children on how to make their own functional birdhouse out of a dried gourd grown on our farm. We provide instructions and supplies. As the project is drying, the guide brings children to visit the farm animals, letting the children feed the sheep, goats, and rabbits while teaching about caring for farm animals. Everyone also goes on a hayride across the fields and through Cattail Creek!

Costs and Details

AMENITIES INCLUDED IN ALL TOURS

  • Hand washing stations with soap and water
  • Portable toilet facilities
  • Picnic site by the pond

SELF-GUIDED TOUR

OPTIONAL: If you have extra time after your scheduled program, take a self guided tour along our beautiful nature trail for no additional charge!!

TEACHER POLICY

Teachers can choose to have free admission OR to pay and receive a gift basket full of a variety of plants grown in our greenhouses!

How do we figure who is a teacher? We calculate 1 teacher for every 15 students for K and above or 1 teacher for every 10 children for those younger than the Kindergarten level.

Thanks for your help. It makes for a great day on the farm.

TOUR TIME: 1.5 hours COST: $8.50/child, parent, & teacher**
GROUP MINIMUM: 15 (Don’t have the group minimum? See our calendar of Open House Events)

Add-ons

Super Size Your Field Trip

For an additional $3.00 per person you can add on the educational portion of a second educational program that will be added to your first selected program.

Game Time add-on option

Add on games to your program for $1.50 per person. That’s some buddy boards, sack races and team building experiences.

Scavenger Hunt add-on option

Sharpen your observation skills by searching the barnyard area for many agricultural items. Amazing what we miss when it is under our feet. Awesome what we do observe together. Just an additional $1.00 per person. Everyone in the group should join in.

Healthy Eats add-on option

For an additional $2.50 per person everyone will get to take home a bag of fresh vegetables picked fresh the morning of your tour from our high tunnel or garden. (In spring there is usually a variety of wonderful lettuces or spinach available.) The children will learn about the vegetable, the nutritional benefit it provides, and a suggestion of how to use it in their family dinner!

Registration

Registration

Contact Person: Address:
Group Name: City:
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(for confirmation of tours and additional details)
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Attendee Types
No. of Children:

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Teacher Options: Free AdmissionGift Basket Age group
Add-Ons? (Check all that apply.)

  • Supersize options: For an additional charge of $5.00/person due to the cost of supplies.
  • Healthy Eats option: $2.50/person Everyone takes home a bag of fresh vegetables, picked the morning of your tour, from our high tunnel or garden. (In the spring wonderful lettuces & spinach are available!) The children will also learn about the vegetable, the nutritional benefits it provides, and suggestions of how to use it in their family dinner!
  • Games: $1.50/person Enjoy 45 minutes of fun farm games!
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Sharp's at Waterford Farm © 2016 | E-mail- Denise & Chuck
Educational Farm & Environmental Tours and Events, Greenhouses,
Pumpkin Picking, Corn Maze, Nature Trails and Much More
4003 Jennings Chapel Road | Brookeville, MD 20833
Phone: (410) 489-2572 | E-mail: Denise & Chuck

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