School Tours/ Field Trips

Education through Experience!

Spring Field Trips
We are excited to continue offering school tours/field trips of our ranch from April 2-May 24,2019. During your field trip participants will have a unique opportunity to tour all our facilities and gain a hands-on experience of a real working ranch! Through our guided instructional tour, students will be able to interact with and observe all our animals while learning about them! Many of our animals give birth during the spring months, so students will have a special opportunity to observe and interact with many new and exciting babies! The tours are designed to be both fun and educational while emphasizing our deep dependence on agriculture. Instructional tours are designed to be age appropriate and will facilitate the learning of Florida’s Sunshine State Educational Standards. At the conclusion of the tour, students will enjoy their lunch under the big red barn and have an opportunity to participate in all the activities in our “Kids Corral”

Tour Information
– Tours are offered Tuesdays-Fridays from April 2- May 24, 2019. (Reservations Required! Please call Josh @ 850-865-5812 or email @ joshuarnelson67@gmail.com to book your visit!) Tours book up fast, so please book yours NOW!
– Minimum of 30 paying participants required.
– Maximum of 150 students (Does not include parents/chaperones).
– Students $9 each (Includes the tour, 1 flavored snow cone, hay ride and Train ride)
– Chaperones/Parents $6 each
– Teachers, Bus drivers and other school staff are ALWAYS Free.

Tour schedule: (Can be adjusted to fit your groups scheduling needs)
9:30– Arrive at Ranch
9:30-9:45 Introduction. Go over rules and instructions.
9:45-11:45 Guided instructional tour of all our animals and facilities. Students will be led around the ranch by an adult guide at all times. The animals are organized in stations. At each station students will learn about each type of animal, and then have an opportunity to pet and/or feed the animals. The tour is very interactive!!!
11:45-12:45 Lunch in the Big Red barn with games and activities in the “Kids Corral”. (Bring your own lunches and drinks). During lunch we will provide each student, as well as all other guests, one flavored snow cone. After lunch students will have time to burn some energy playing on/in all the activities in the barn yard (includes hay rides and Train rides).
1:00- Depart for School/ Home

Tours include lessons about and opportunities to observe and/or interact with the following:
• Miniature donkeys
• Sheep
• Pygmy goats
• Horses
• Camels
• Peafowl
• Chickens
• Ring-tailed Lemurs
• Sulcata Tortoises
• Pygmy Hedgehogs
• Bennett Wallabies
• Mini Pigs
• Rabbits

Activities in the “Kids Corral” include:
• Big tube slide
• Rope swings
• Corn Crib
• Corn hole
• Steer lassoing
• Hay slide
• Rides on the “Kiddie Train” and/or Tractor Hay ride
• Feeding camels and horses
(Activities available may vary)

Additional Information:
– Safety is always our primary concern!! No students will be allowed to enter animal enclosures, pastures or pens.
– Clean portable toilets are available on site
– Soap and hand washing stations are available on site
– Drinking water is available in water coolers
– We are a real working ranch…please wear close toed shoes!!
– Schools/students are responsible for providing their own lunches and drinks.
– Student’s permission slips MUST include the Warning disclaimers below; as per Florida Law.

Attention:
As per Florida law, all permission slips filled out by student’s parents/guardians MUST contain the following Warning disclaimers (please copy and paste disclaimers on your permission slips).

*WARNING*
Under Florida law, an agritourism operator is not liable for injury or death of, or damage or loss to, a participant in an agritourism activity conducted at this agritourism location if such injury, death, damage, or loss results from the inherent risks of the agritourism activity. Inherent risks of agritourism activities include, among others, risks of injury inherent to land, equipment, and animals, as well as the potential for you to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to your injury, death, damage, or loss. You are assuming the risk of participating in this agritourism activity.

Under Florida law, an equine activity sponsor or equine professional is not liable for an injury to, or the death of, a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities.