Curriculum-based Programming

FFDC is open at a limited capacity with limited hours to allow for proper sanitation between groups. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, field Trips will be limited to a maximum of 15 people program and for half-day programs only. Find out how to book and our safety protocol by visiting our COVID-19 Information page.

 

FFDC is now offering virtual programs and tours!

We know that in-person field trips to the farm are out of the question for a lot of schools and divisions, but the Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre (FFDC) can bring the farm to your class, virtually! FFDC is now offering virtual field trip sessions for a fraction of the cost in two great options! Check out the details on our Virtual Tour & Field Trip Page.

 

 

In-Person Curriculum Linked Programs at FFDC

 

At the Farm and Food Discovery Centre, our curriculum-based programs provide visitors with a positive environment in which they can discover and experience food and agriculture. Visitors have an opportunity to learn about where their food comes from, farm production practices and the environment. PLUS each one of our programs includes time to cook or bake with local ingredients to drive home the connection of farm to plate.

All programs include a guided tour of the Discovery Centre and use of the Discovery room or green space outside for a lunch period. Full day programs run from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Half-Day programs run from either 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM or 12:30 - 2:30 PM.


Full Day Program Prices**:

Program price:                                    $9.50 per student
Programs with dairy & farm tours:     $10.50 per student
Pizza Farm program:                         $16.00 per student

Please note, we allow up to a maximum of one supervising adult for every 6 students in for free.

** Half day prices available upon request

 

Senior Years Programming

Pizza Farm ($16.00 / student)
Investigate the role farming plays in one of your favourite foods – PIZZA! Take a guided tour of the Dairy Barn to discover the journey of milk into cheese. Tour through the Discovery Centre and follow the journey of grains into dough, meat into pepperoni & ham, and veggies into toppings. Work together to mix and knead dough by hand, top your pizza with a variety of local ingredients, make a delicious homemade canola oil dressing to go with a side salad and finally devour your creations for lunch. Discuss the science and nutrition behind dough fermentation, gluten formation and the importance of eating greens with a salad dressing. Lunch will include water or milk to drink.
Note: This program can be booked for a maximum of 40 participants

From the Farm to Your Fork ($10.50 / student)
If you ate today, you can thank a farmer! Discover the role agriculture plays in the creation of the foods you eat every day. Visit the dairy barn to build an understanding on how milk is produced. Follow a wheat kernel from planting to milling to your plate. Learn about how farmers care for chickens and how a hen forms an egg in her body. During a tour of the Discovery Centre, gaze through windows into our hog barn and learn about pork production. Solidify the connection of Farm to Fork by creating a snack made with locally grown and produced ingredients!
Note: Designed to match Grade 10 Geography’s Food From the Land unit

The Science of Superfoods (formerly The Great Great Exchange) ($9.50 / student)
Learn all about the functional foods and ingredients grown in Manitoba. Get your hands messy by working together to turn grain flour into homemade bread. Each group will mix, knead, and bake dough with different flour combinations. Then sample the different breads to compare the look, smell and flavour difference between white, whole wheat and whole grain bread. Discover why many Canadian foods are considered "superfoods".

This is Our Planet!: Understanding Global Warming
($10.50 / student)
Global warming, greenhouse gases, emissions, carbon footprint….what do these words actually mean? Learn about the different greenhouse gases and how plants, soil, animals and humans each play distinct roles in the cycling of nutrients in the ecosystem. Take a dairy barn and farm tour to understand the connection between farming and green house gases. Discover what scientists, farmers and young adults like you are doing to make the future of our planet healthy and safe for us and generations to come. Finish up the day by making (and drinking!) FFDC’s signature Manure Milkshake! 

 

Middle Years Programming

Water System Wonders ($9.50 / student)
Study the signs of a healthy water system and the human impacts on watersheds, Learn how you can be a part of the sustainability of the water ecosystems in your neighbourhood. Get outside and sample water from different sources on the farm, create your own filtration system and perform water tests for phosphates, nitrates and pH. What do the results tell you about the health of the natural ecosystem?
Note: Program only offered from May-October

Pizza Farm ($16.00 / student)
See description above.

The Science of Superfoods (formerly The Great Grain Exchange) ($9.50 / student)
See description above.

From the Farm to Your Fork
($10.50 / student)
See description above.

This is Our Planet!: Understanding Global Warming
($10.50 / student)
See description above.

 

Early Years Programming

Life in a Handful of Soil ($9.50 / student)
Unearth the intricate ecosystem of insects and microbes that live in the soil. Take a farm tour around the Glenlea Research Station to see The National Centre for Livestock and the Environment’s Compost and Manure sheds and use your creativity to draw your own soil microorganism.  Finish up the day by making (and drinking!) FFDC’s signature Manure Milkshake!

Extraordinary Eggs ($9.50 / student)
Explore the science behind delicious and nutritious eggs!  Learn about how a laying hen forms an egg in her body, and conduct “eggs-periments” to match an egg to a hen. Discuss the different ways Manitoba Egg Farmers house and care for their hens and the different steps eggs take at the processing plant before arriving at your grocery store shelf. Wrap up the day by cracking open some eggs to make a snack.

Discovering Dairy ($10.50 / student)
Discover the complex journey milk and other dairy products take from the farm to processing plant and ultimately to you! Take in the sights, smells and sounds of a fully functional dairy operation with a guided dairy barn tour. Spend some time learning about the health benefits of dairy products. To round up the day, work together to make homemade creamy ice cream as a treat!

Insect Investigation ($9.50 / student)
Examine the secret lives of insects in Manitoba by collecting and examining bugs around the farm. Relate their mouthparts and mobility to the problems and solutions insects can cause for agriculture. Learn about the most beneficial insects and how to invite them into your yard. Draw your own ideal insect for agriculture. Finish up the day by making (and drinking!) FFDC’s signature Manure Milkshake.
Note- Program offered only from June-September

From the Farm to Your Fork ($9.50 / student)
See description above.

 

Although the above list is suggested for each age group, most programs are adjustable to any age upon request.

Book your program today by filling out our online form Program Booking Request form

For more information contact us at 1 (204) 883-2524 or ffdc@umanitoba.ca

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