Farm School

Calypso's seasonal Farm School provides students grades K-6 with in-depth, hands-on learning opportunities on the Farm over the course of the school year.

Please check back this summer for Fall 2024 registration!

Fall Farm School:
Late August - September


Fall is the perfect time to explore life on the farm! The leaves in the forest are changing color, birds pass through migrating south, and there is still tons of yummy food to harvest from the garden!

Fall Farm School consists of a series of once a week sessions where students will spend the day at Calypso Farm, learning all about life on the farm and the surrounding Boreal forest.

Each session will include science and ecology lessons, outdoor games and exploration, hands-on art projects, and more. Lessons will focus on seasonal changes, natural cycles, and the plants and animals of the farm and forest. Kids will also have lots of opportunities to harvest and cook farm veggies! All lessons will be hands-on and adjusted to fit the needs of each age group.

For Homeschool Families: To sign up using your homeschool allotment, you have two options:

1.) Pay out-of-pocket and then submit your receipt to your homeschool for reimbursement.

2.) If Calypso is a vendor with your homeschool, you can sign up online using the HOMESCHOOL coupon code to pay a 25% down payment. This payment is refundable once full payment from your homeschool is received. Once we receive your registration, we will be in touch with more instructions. Calypso is a vendor with IDEA, BEST, FOCUS, Raven, and CyberLynx Homeschools.

Questions about Farm School?
Contact us at info@calypsofarm.org or call the Calypso office at 907-451-0691

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Sprouts I

Grades 2nd-6th
August 24 - September 28, 2023
Thursdays | 9am-2pm

This 6-week session is geared towards students entering 2nd-6th grade. Through exploration, creative projects, and hands-on experiments, students will explore the ecosystem connections and natural cycles that shape life on the farm and in the boreal forest. Students will also harvest and cook snacks from the garden!

Cost: $450 members/$475 non-members*
Max 15 students


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Seedlings

Grades K-1st
August 25 - September 8, 2023
Fridays | 9am-noon

This 3-week session will be full of play-based hands-on learning and is geared towards students entering Kindergarten-1st grade. Students will use their senses to explore the farm and forest, learn about Alaskan animals and their adaptations, and do fun hands-on art and science projects. Students will also harvest and cook a snacks from the garden!

Cost: $150 members/$175 non-members*
Max 10 students

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Sprouts II

Grades 1st-6th
August 26 - September 30, 2023
Saturdays | 9am-2pm

This 6-week session is geared towards students entering 1st-6th grade. Through exploration, creative projects, and hands-on experiments, students will explore the ecosystem connections and natural cycles that shape life on the farm and in the boreal forest. Students will also harvest and cook snacks from the garden!

Cost: $450 members/$475 non-members*
Max 15 students

General Farm School Info & Policies

REGISTRATION LIMIT: Registration is limited to one session per student, giving more kids the opportunity to attend Farm School.

SMALL GROUP SIZES: To encourage individualized learning, inclusivity, and an overall better Farm School experience, it's important to us to keep group sizes small. Kids will spend most of their time in a group of 5-6 other students, plus 1-2 staff members.

*MEMBERSHIP: Members receive a discount on Farm School registration while also helping to fuel all of our education programs! You can become a member by making a donation of any amount on the registration page. Click here to learn more about membership. 

PAY WHAT YOU CAN: Calypso’s “Pay What You Can” initiative is designed to support our friends and neighbors in need. Farm School registration is 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.

PAYMENT PLANS: Payment plans are available to those who prefer to make four monthly payments instead of one payment of the full amount. To utilize a payment plan, register as normal but enter the coupon code PAYMENTPLAN at checkout. This will deduct 75% from your total. Once we receive your initial payment of 25%, your remaining balance will be divided into three equal payments. We will reach out to you to set this up.

HOMESCHOOL FAMILIES: To sign up using your homeschool allotment, you have two options:

  1. Register as normal and pay in full, then submit your receipt to your homeschool for reimbursement.
  2. If Calypso is a vendor with your homeschool, you can sign up online using the HOMESCHOOL coupon code (enter it at checkout) to pay a 25% down payment. This payment is refundable once full payment from your homeschool is received. Once we receive your registration, we will be in touch with more instructions. Calypso is a vendor with IDEA, BEST, FOCUS, Raven, and CyberLynx Homeschools.

FARM SCHOOL CANCELLATION POLICY:

A $30 non-refundable deposit is included in the cost of all sessions. For cancellations made at least 15 days prior to the start of your session, a refund will be given, minus the non-refundable deposit.

Should any circumstance require you to cancel your registration less than 15 days prior to the start of the session, the following options will be available:

    1. Refund: If we are able to fill your child’s spot in the session with another student, we can offer a full refund, minus the non-refundable deposit.
    2. Donation: Registration fees can be turned into a tax-deductible donation and will directly support the development, operation, and sustainability of our education programs.

Should Calypso need to cancel a session for any reason, registration fees will be refunded in full, including the $30 deposit.

*A NOTE ABOUT WEATHER* We know that fall weather in Fairbanks can be variable. We do our best to meet in all weather, including rain, snow, or shine, while also keeping everyone’s safety in mind.