Sharp's at Waterford Farm

Family-operated farm in Howard County, MD since 1903

Tour: Ponds, Puddles and Creeks!

General Info

pond_kidsAges 4 and up   May 1 – August 18
During this program the children take a hayride to Cattail Creek. They use nets to go into the creek, catching a variety of the creatures that live in and around the creek. We also discuss “the web of life” that exists within the creek, the habitat and the life cycle of amphibians and stream insects. The guide takes time to identify the creatures the children caught and where they live in the food chain. The hayride brings the children back to the barn where they learn about the farm animals and feed them. (This tour can be presented at many levels, from environmental introduction to sampling for older children.) All participants should wear water shoes or old tennis shoes!

Costs and Details


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


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


* 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 1.2 hours
COST: $7.50/child, parent, & teacher*

(Don’t have the group minimum? See our calendar of Open House Events)


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. Adding the Birdhouse Gourd program would be an additional $5.00/person due to the cost of materials.

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!



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  • Supersize options: For an additional charge of $3.00/person.
  • 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!
  • Scavenger Hunt: $1.50/person.
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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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