Frying Pan Farm Park

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Park open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Kidwell Farm open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Facility Hours vary.

703-437-9101
TTY 711

Farm and Equestrian: 2709 West Ox Road; Visitor Center: 2739 West Ox Road
Herndon, Virginia

Nicole Mitchell ,
Manager

Frying Pan Farm Park Field Trips

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School field trips at Frying Pan Farm Park for Fall and Winter of 2020/21

  • Program titles are new to better describe what each program entails
  • Several field trip options are appropriate for more than one grade level
  • Check back quarterly for new, updated programs that coincide with the teaching calendars
  • FAQs help you determine which standards are met by each program
     

 

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A Day in the Life of a Dairy Cow

A Day in the Life of a Dairy Cow

Students discover how farmers take care of our dairy cows by following “Sadie”, our cow puppet, through her daily activities.

  • Learn how much food we feed our cows and how much milk they give us every day.
  • The program culminates by meeting one of our dairy goats.

Fees:
In-county: $4 per student
Out-of-county: $5 per student
Length: 30 Minutes
SOL Tie-ins: SCI.GK.7, SCI.G1.5, SCI.G2.4

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Egg-cellent Farm Birds

Egg-cellent Farm Birds
  • Students will discover how we take care of the birds that live at our farm and how they help to take care of us.
  • Students will meet, pet, and feed the chickens.
  • SOL Tie Ins: SCI.GK.7, SCI.G1.5, SCI.G2.4

Fees:
In-county: $4 per student
Out-of-county: $5 per student
Length: 30 Minutes

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Life in Historic Virginia

Life in Historic Virginia

The Farm Family

  • “Travel through Time” with your program leader, learning stories of the Historic Floris community.
  • “Stop” along the way as you travel back from 1896, when the Kidwell Farmhouse was built, to present day.
  • Compare and contrast similarities and differences to various time periods.
  • Learn how farmers grew their own food, the methods they used to move around Fairfax County, and what they did for recreation.

Fees:
In-county: $6 per student
Out-of-county: $8 per student
Length: One hour
SOL Tie Ins: SCI.GK.10, SS.GK.3, SS.G1.2.c

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Plants and Life Needs

Dairy Animals and Veggie Gardens

A Day in the Life of a Dairy Cow

  • Students discover how farmers take care of our dairy cows.
  • Learn how much food we feed our cows and how much milk they give us every day.
  • Meet a dairy animal.

Visit the Kidwell Vegetable Garden

  • Learn about the different types of plants we grow in the garden.
  • Discover the parts of plants that we can eat.
  • Explore the veggie garden to find the different parts of plants.

Fees:
In-county: $6 per student
Out-of-county: $8 per student
Length: One hour
SOL Tie-ins: SCI.GK.7, SCI.G1.4, SCI.G1.5, SCI.G2.4

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Simple Machines

Simple Machines
  • Learn how simple machines “Make Work Easier."
  • Learn each of the simple machine types, and explore how they are used at home and on the farm.
  • Get hands-on, and test how simple machines work by performing farm chores.

Fees:
In-county: $6 per student
Out-of-county: $8 per student
Length: One hour
SOL Tie Ins: SCI.G3.1; SCI.G3.2

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