Fifth grade students and teachers excited about Stone Barns field trip in June

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5TH GRADE CLASSROOMS — On June 12 and 13, the fifth grade is going to Stone Barns to learn how to care for animals and plants. Both students and teachers are excited for the trip.

Honor Durham, 5V, said, “I’m excited to see the animals.”

“I’m excited about Stone Barns because students will learn about the importance of healthier and local food choices,” said Mr. Alexander Ventura, a fifth grade teacher. “Students need to know how important local food is.”

The fifth grade is going to be doing the “Exploring the Farm” program. They will learn about the farming methods used at Stone Barns and get a better understanding of how the farm works as an ecosystem. The students will explore the vegetable growing areas and livestock habitats to get a closer look at the sources of their food.

Jacob Hartmere (5S) said, “I’m really excited just to see what we’re going to be able to do there.”

“I’m excited to see all the animals, because I really like lambs,” said Lila Caminiti (5H).

“Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture is a non-profit farm and education center with a mission to change the way America eats and farms,” according to a statement from the farm. “Through school programs we give students and teachers the opportunity to learn about agriculture firsthand on a working farm and build connections to the food we eat.”