School Tours

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We invite you and your young learners to play, learn, and grow with us this Fall through our exciting educational tours! Come and spend the morning or afternoon at French Prairie Gardens & Family Farm in St. Paul, Oregon to discover an unforgettable farm experience where students learn the importance of Oregon Agriculture, a lesson on the lifecycle of a pumpkin and good old-fashioned fun on the farm.

For over 20 years, our family has engaged thousands of young minds with our interactive activities. As farmers who are passionate about introducing local farming to students, we teach the educational components of the tours ourselves. All of our activities are guided and are current with the Oregon State Standards. We understand the importance of delivering quality education in a way that stays with students long after the initial experience.

Make this the year you add an educational farm experience to your fall curriculum! The best tour dates fill quickly, so reserve your tour spot today!

- The Pohlschneider Family

AGAIN THIS YEAR:
Offering Two Hour Educational Fall School Tours All-Day Tuesday - Friday!!

 

 Extended Guided Tour for K-4th Grade Students

  • A narrated tour of our 500-acre farm of fruit, vegetables and grass seed on a tractor-drawn wagon.
  • A lesson on the life cycle of a pumpkin and how farm grown wheat is made into bread. This lesson was developed around the 2009 Oregon Science State Standards.
  • A trip through the kids hay maze that features a slide at the finish for a little fun and exercise.
  • A trip to see and learn about the farm animals, including our new calf “Buddy”
  • A trip to our Pigtucky Derby pig races.
  • A trip to the pumpkin patch where students pick their favorite pumpkin.
  • All of the tour spots above are guided by one of our friendly and helpful French Prairie Gardens staff, ensuring that you make it from one stage to another as smoothly as possible.
  • At the end of the guided tour your group receives 30 – 45 minutes of playtime in Slide Land featuring our 40ft farm slide, small slides and a tire pile.

**The price for these tours is $8.00 per student, child, sibling, or person that goes on the tour. $7.00 per parent that goes on the tour.

  • Tours will begin each hour on the quarter hour from 9:15am to 2:15pm Tuesday through Friday.
  • Each person will receive a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. One classroom teacher is free (1 per 25 students) and will receive a large pumpkin for the classroom in a French Prairie Gardens & Family Farm Re-useable Bag.
  • There is a 25 person minimum or a $150 minimum per group booking. Smaller groups will be joined with other small groups to fill a tour time.

 

Standard Guided Tour for K-4th Grade Students

  • A narrated tour of our 500-acre farm of fruit, vegetables and grass seed on a tractor-drawn wagon.
  • A lesson on the life cycle of a pumpkin and how farm grown wheat is made into bread. This lesson was developed around the 2009 Oregon Science State Standards.
  • A trip through the kids hay maze that features a slide at the finish for a little fun and exercise.
  • A trip to see and learn about the farm animals, including our new calf “Buddy”
  • A trip to our Pigtucky Derby pig races.
  • A trip to the pumpkin patch where students pick their favorite pumpkin.
  • All of the tour spots above are guided by one of our friendly and helpful French Prairie Gardens staff, ensuring that you make it from one stage to another as smoothly as possible.

**The price for these tours is $7.00 per student, child, sibling, parent, or person that goes on the tour. Each tour will last one hour.

**This Tour Does Not Include Playtime in Slide Land. Other school groups may be using the area during your tour.
Please inform students and parents that area is not part of your tour.

  • Tours will begin each hour on the quarter hour from 9:15am to 2:15pm Tuesday through Friday.
  • Each person will receive a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. One classroom teacher is free (1 per 25 students) and will receive a large pumpkin for the classroom in a French Prairie Gardens & Family Farm Re-useable Bag.
  • There is a 25 person minimum or a $150 minimum per group booking. Smaller groups will be joined with other small groups to fill a tour time.

 

Mommy & Me Guided Tours Ages 2 – 5, Daycare & Pre-school Groups

  • A narrated tour of our 500-acre farm of fruit, vegetables and grass seed farm on a tractor-drawn wagon ride.
  • Hands on sensory activity where the students learn to make observations using their five senses.
  • A trip through the kids hay maze that features a slide at the finish for a little fun and exercise.
  • A trip to see and learn about the farm animals, including our new calf “Buddy”
  • A trip to our Pigtucky Derby pig races.
  • A trip to the pumpkin patch where students pick their favorite pumpkin.
  • At the end of the guided tour your group receives 30 – 45 minutes of playtime in
  • Slide Land featuring our 40ft farm slide, small slides and a tire pile.

**The price for these tours is $8.00 per student, child, sibling, or person that goes on the tour. $7.00 per parent that goes on the tour.

  • Tours will begin each hour on the quarter hour from 9:15am to 2:15pm Tuesday through Friday.
  • Each person will receive a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. One classroom teacher is free (1 per 25 students) and will receive a large pumpkin for the classroom in a French Prairie Gardens & Family Farm Re-useable Bag.
  • There is a 25 person minimum or a $150 minimum per group booking. Smaller groups will be joined with other small groups to fill a tour time.

 

General Information About Our School Tours

In order for our tours to run smoothly timing is essential; we ask that each group arrive 10 minutes before their scheduled tour.

There will be an area set aside for your class where you can take individual and class photos.

In order for our tours to run smoothly we ask that parents and teachers take action shots during the tour and utilize the area set aside for you to take posed and class photos.

A covered lunch facility is available for use before or after your tour for one half hour. Please note that if you have reserved the lunch area we ask that you bring garbage sacks to remove your garbage so that we can continue to allow the reserved lunch area be free for our tours to use. This area must be reserved prior to the day of your school tour.

Our country store will be open during the day of your tour. Parents and teachers are welcome to come in and do some shopping before or after your tour. The country store will have espresso, fresh baked scones, muffins, Apple Cider donuts, cookies and fruit pies each morning. We also have fresh picked seasonal produce, jams and syrups made from our fruit, gourmet pastas and pesto, and a variety of other gift items available for purchase.

We begin booking school tours in August. In order to receive the time slot that works best with your schedule we suggest you sign up early, as popular slots fill up fast.

Reservations are required and can be placed via our online registration or by calling Katey at (503) 633-8445.

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