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Ag Education School Field Trips

Chick-A-Rama: Dates May 3 or 4, 2018; 9-11 a.m. or 11:00-1:30 p.m.

Designed for students PreK-2

Bring your students out to the park and learn about how chicks hatch! The kids will see newly hatched chicks and enjoy an Ag in the Classroom lesson. They will also have the chance to tour the barn and learn about the farm animals who live at the park. Classes may bring their lunch and eat at the park pavilion.


What’s Horsepower? May 9 or 10, 2018; 9-11 a.m. or 11:00-1:30 p.m.

Designed for students in grades 3-5

Students will explore the original meaning of horsepower and meet the park’s horses. They will also learn how horses were used in agriculture and that today’s tractors also use “horsepower”. Students will learn about modern equipment and the technology used today. Students will have a GPS activity to simulate part of a farmer’s job. Classes may bring their lunch and eat at the park pavilion.


Dairy Days: September 20 or 21, 2018; 9-11 a.m. or 11:00-1:30 p.m.

Designed for students in grades 2-4

Dairy days will let students explore the life of a dairy cow. They will meet the park’s calf and learn how she will grow into a milk cow. Students will have a chance to vote on a name for the calf and make ice cream in a bag! Classes may bring their lunch and eat at the park pavilion.

 

Things to Know: All field trips include a $4 per student fee. Fee is payable to The Rockford Park District on the day of the trip. To register, contact Diane Cleland at wbfbaitc@live.com For more information, call 815-962-0653. Lockwood Park is located at 5201 Safford Rd, Rockford, Illinois.