Field Classes

A Field Class is a one-hour field trip for teachers and students at David Thompson and VanTech Secondary Schools. Each field class supports integration with the new curriculum and is geared towards a Big Idea and curricular competency for one course. Teachers can sign up for our field courses during the year as a way to help them meet the BC Prescribed Learning Outcomes and enhance the learning experience of their youth.

Learn how we can help your class to get outside and learning in the garden!

Sign-up here for your field class: Field Class Sign-Up

Class Offerings

All courses are based on the concept of “Investigation, Interpretation, and Communication;” allowing students to use their farm experience as a tool for reaching the content and curricular competencies. Classes will be facilitated by a Fresh Roots expert and will be accompanied with hand-outs and further points of discussion to connect in-class learning. Click here for an updated list of our available field classes.

Field Classes cover specific learning outcomes for a variety of subjects for grades 8-12. Science, Social Studies, Culinary Arts and Language teachers will all find a field class that applies to one or more of their courses. Have an idea for a field class that would enhance classroom learning? The Fresh Roots Education team would be happy to create a farm-based experience to make it happen!

For more information or to let us know about a class that you’d like to see offered. Contact us: