Bringing Learning to Life
Looking for a fun, hands-on field trip that will help your students connect with food, the land, and each other? Want an out-of-classroom experience designed to support the new BC Curriculum? We would love to welcome your class or youth group to visit our farms!
Fresh Roots in Coquitlam
We are excited to offer limited field trips at our Suwa’lkh site in Coquitlam! These programs will focus on Traditional Ecological Knowledge and First People’s ways of knowing.
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Fresh Roots in Vancouver
You don’t have to travel far to give your students a farm experience. Situated at Vancouver Technical and David Thompson secondary schools, our schoolyard farms are a short walk from many elementary schools and community centers. All field trips are 2 hours long and include a farm work experience, as well as a tasting of salad or other veggies. Read on for all the details and programs designed with your class in mind!
VSB Classes: $150 for up to 25 youth; $6 for each additional youth. Classes from Van Tech and David Thompson family schools can receive a 50% subsidy from the VSB Office of Sustainability!
Non-VSB classes and groups: $200 for up to 25 youth; $8 for each additional youth
Multiple program discount! Sign your class up for 2 or more field trips in a school year and receive a 10% discount on the second and subsequent programs!
We strive to make our programs accessible to all groups. If cost is a barrier, please let us know on your request form.
We can host up to 30 youth on either of our farm sites. If you have a larger group, consider booking both a morning and an afternoon session, and have the whole group enjoy lunch together!
We require 1 teacher/chaperone for every 6 grade K-3 students, 8 grade 4-5 students, 10 grade 6-7 students, and 12 grade 8-12 students. Required adults are included in the group cost; additional adults will be charged at the student rate. If your group needs more adult assistance, please let us know on the registration form.
Farm field trips are available from April through October. We are now scheduling field trips for fall 2019.
Fall and Winter
Fall 2019 field trip bookings are now open! Fall field trips can be scheduled Tuesdays through Fridays from September 24-November 1. October dates fill quickly, especially morning slots. Keep scrolling to see all our field trip options.
While our farms rest from November through March, it’s a great time to bring Fresh Roots to your classroom, Scout or Guide unit, or other community group! Click here to learn more about our workshops.
Spring and Summer
Spring and Summer 2020 program booking will open in January. Program requests submitted before that will be booked in the order they were received once bookings open.
Just for Fun!
Personalized Field Trip
If you are interested in a field trip longer than two hours, or would like to work with our Experiential Learning Manager to craft a program to meet your learning objectives, fill in the registration form and we will get in touch to figure out how we can help make it happen!
Cost: A uniquely designed program will be priced accordingly.
Suwa’lkh Field Trips
A field trip to Suwa’lkh is like no other Fresh Roots field trip. Located at the Suwa’lkh School in Coquitlam, our program space includes a native plant propagation greenhouse, medicine and food gardens, and a seven-acre forest with a forest classroom and a salmon stream. Field trips at Suwa’lkh focus on First People’s ways of knowing, helping students connect with Traditional Ecological Knowledge, in both cultivated and natural food lands. Students will even be able to take a piece of Suwa’lkh back with them in the form of native plants.
$185 for up to 25 youth; $7 for each additional youth. Cost includes native plants to be planted at school or home.
We can host up to 30 youth. If you have a larger group, consider booking both a morning and an afternoon session, and have the whole group enjoy lunch together!
We require 1 teacher/chaperone for 10 students at Suwa’lkh. Required adults are included in the group coast; additional adults will be charged at the student rate. If your group needs more adult assistance, please let us know on the registration form.
Click here for more information about our general field trip policies.