4Roots Field Trips

Explore Urban Agriculture at the 4Roots Farm Campus 

4Roots Field Trips engage students in hands-on educational experiences that help to deepen their connection to food and agriculture.

Field Trips at 4Roots Farm are designed to bring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) concepts to life, with a focus on regenerative agriculture, sustainability, health and wellness, and culinary arts. Each field trip program includes an interactive tour of the 4Roots Farm Campus and experiential lessons and activities that are thoughtfully structured with relevant, age-appropriate Florida State Standards in mind. Example topics include: food systems, soil health, plant and animal science, permaculture, food waste and composting, hydroponics and aquaponics, renewable energy, farm-to-table nutrition, and more.

Field trips can be tailored to fit the interests, needs, and schedules of individual groups. Hoping to give your students a fun, educational, out-of-school opportunity to complement in-class learning? The 4Roots Farm Campus is a space where students can apply knowledge gained in the classroom in a unique, organic environment. Looking for a project-based learning experience for your students or youth group? We can work with you to schedule multiple visits, creating a customized experience where each visit builds on the last.

4Roots Farm Campus field trip requests are now open for visits beginning in March 2024. 

Reserve your spot today!

 Scheduling a Field Trip:
  • We are currently booking field trips Monday-Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • Field trips run for approximately 2 hours unless an extended day is selected at the time of booking.
  • The maximum group size we can accommodate at this time is 30 students. Groups may be split into smaller cohorts for certain activities. Please contact us regarding activities for groups larger than 30.
  • Please note you will be required to complete and submit a liability waiver for your group prior to arrival.

 

Pricing:
  • Field trip fees are $12 per student/youth participant for a 2-hour visit.
  • One free adult chaperone per ten participants; additional chaperone fees are $8 per chaperone.
  • A flat rate of $120 will be charged for groups under 10 students.
  • An extended day of up to 4 hours is available for an additional $3 per hour per participant.

Please note: A $50 deposit will be required to reserve your spot upon confirmation of your request. This deposit will be applied to your total field trip balance and is non-refundable for cancellations within two weeks of a scheduled visit. Final payment is due upon arrival at the 4Roots Farm Campus. Payments can be made by credit card or check made payable to 4Roots.   

 

FAQ

 

How do I book a field trip?

Please complete the field trip request form on our website. Our team will be in contact shortly after receiving your request to confirm that your date/time is available. We’ll also provide instructions on how to pay your deposit, a liability waiver, and additional information on preparing for your visit. Upon receiving your $50 deposit, we will send you a confirmation email with an invoice that reflects your remaining balance, which is due on the day of your visit.

Are field trip activities taught the same way to all groups? 

Nope! While we focus our education around themes of regenerative agriculture, sustainability, health and wellness, and culinary arts, field trip content and activities are modified within these themes to suit the age and experience level of the groups we teach. Our lesson plans are built around Florida State Standards to help teachers fulfill their academic goals while providing a fun and engaging out-of-class experience for students.

Can you accommodate special requests for field trip topics and activities?  

Please let us know if you have a specific request when booking, and we will do our best to customize your field trip experience to your interests or needs.

Can we have lunch on the farm?  

Of course! If you want to enjoy a picnic lunch on the farm, we offer a 30-minute lunch add-on. Feel free to bring your lunch along with you but please note that refrigerator space is not available at the farm. If bringing your own lunch, a $1 per person fee will be charged to help cover staff time and costs of sanitation and trash disposal. You may also purchase bagged lunches from 4Roots Café for an additional fee. 4Roots Café orders must be placed at least two weeks in advance. You can find the field trip menu here. 

 

How can we prepare for our visit?  

Students, teachers, and chaperones should plan to wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothes to be outside. Please wear closed-toe shoes. Don’t forget to bring sun protection, hats, a refillable water bottle, snacks/lunch, and any medication you may need if anyone has allergies to bees, plants, animals, etc.

Where is 4Roots Farm Located?

1101 N. John Young Parkway, Orlando, FL 32804

What if it rains? 

If the forecast is calling for a significant amount of rain or a high chance of thunderstorms for your scheduled date, the trip will be rescheduled. We will be in close contact with you in the days leading up to your visit if these conditions are present.