Farm Field Trips

Calypso’s field trips provide fun, interactive educational experiences with Alaskan farming, boreal forest ecology, and folk arts. 

Now scheduling for 2021!

Due to COVID-19, we are limiting the size of field trip groups during the 2021 season to a maximum of 12 participants per group and are not scheduling larger school groups at this time. We will reevaluate the possibility of large school-group field trips at a later date.

Click here for more information on how Calypso is approaching the reintroduction of on-farm programs, including the safety precautions we are taking to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Our seasonal, place-based learning experiences can be geared toward students of all ages and interests. Whether you are interested in local boreal ecology, gardening and food production, animal husbandry, aquatic invertebrates, fiber and nature arts, any other aspect connected to our web of life, there’s something to explore and learn at Calypso.

We can cater to a large variety of subjects and grade levels. Feel free to contact us about creating customized field trips to fit into your educational curriculum!

Spring Field Trip Themes

Available mid April - late May

Fall Field Trip Themes

Available mid August - late September

*Please note: we will not be offering our Taste Testing or Wood-Fired Pizza field trips in 2021

During the 2021 season, we are only offering field trips to small groups of 6-12. For social distancing purposes, we will be keeping a 6:1 student to staff ratio for all field trips. We also require 1 adult chaperone to attend per 6 students. We encourage families, homeschool pods, community groups, and childcare facilities to take advantage of this unique opportunity for small, individualized field trips!

Field Trip Pricing

Life on the Farm or Insect Exploration
    • $50 group fee for groups of up to 6 students (plus 1-2 adult chaperones)
    • $100 group fee for groups of 7-12 students (plus 2-4 adult chaperones)
Sheep & Wool or Natural Dyeing (includes take-home art projects)
    • $60 group fee for groups of up to 6 students (plus 1-2 adult chaperones)
    • $120 group fee for groups of 7-12 students (plus 2-4 adult chaperones)

    PAY WHAT YOU CAN: Calypso’s “Pay What You Can” initiative is designed to support our friends and neighbors in need. Field Trips are available on a Pay What You Can basis, up to 50% off. The funds available for Pay What You Can discounts are limited and it is our hope that those who need it most will be able to benefit. We ask that you keep the broader community in mind and if you’re able to pay in full, please do - your extra dollars will support someone who is unable to.