Registration for our Winter Homeschool on the Farm Program has filled. Stay tuned for the Spring Session!

Winter is the time for maple sugaring, lambing and winter birding! Join us for 8-sessions as we explore farming and ecology at Stony Kill this winter! Participants must register in advance, and programs often fill quickly. Scroll down to view the lessons descriptions, session schedule, and registration links.

Morning Series Program Fee: $200 for the full 8 weeks for the first child and $80 for each additional child.

Our Homeschool on the Farm program is organized in partnership with Common Ground Farm. Stony Kill Foundation runs the morning sessions and Common Ground Farm runs the afternoon sessions. Morning and afternoon sessions are each 2 hours long. Morning programs will take place from 10 am to 12 pm with Stony Kill Foundation. Afternoon programs will take place from 1 to 3 pm with Common Ground.

This program is designed to be 100% outdoors. We’ll have warm up time indoors on our coldest days, and in the event of inclement weather, we do our best to reschedule. Masks are optional both indoors and outdoors. Limit to each workshop is 10 families. Recommended ages 6-12. Parents are expected to stay on-site.

Morning Program Schedule (10am – 12pm)

Stony Kill Foundation Morning ThemesThursday Session
Nature GamesJan 19
Secrets of the UnderstoryJan 26
Not a Creature was StirringFeb 2
Maple Sugaring & Outdoor CookingFeb 9
Laws of AttractionFeb 16
Signs of LifeFeb 23
Women in Farming &
Environmental Conservation
March 2
Spring PrepMarch 9

Jan 19     Nature Games: Students will enjoy getting to know each other with a fun ice breaker and lots of nature-based games focusing on wild animals, the water cycle and using their senses.

Jan 23     Secrets of the Understory: Learn about the layers of the forest as we explore the Woodland Trail and its winter greenery, the creatures that live below the tree canopy and the concept of succession.

Feb 2         Not a Creature was Stirring: Learn about the winter survival skills of our native mammals and birds as we focus on their unique adaptations.

Feb 9         Maple Sugaring & Outdoor Cooking: We’ll follow the history of maple sugaring from the Native Americans to modern day and make a special dish over the fire using our favorite sweet syrup.

Feb 16     Laws of Attraction: Let’s learn about the varying courtship and mating behaviors of local birds, deer and other wild animals. We’ll also visit the barn to learn about the birthing practices of our livestock.

Feb 23     Signs of Life: Learn to identify animals signs in the wild and the various birds that stick around in the winter time as we trek around unexplored areas of the farm.

March 2    Women in Farming & Environmental Conservation: March is Women’s History month and we’ll be celebrating and learning about the inspiring women who paved the way for the youth of today.  

March 9    Spring Prep: Lambs will be arriving so we’ll spend time learning about our new additions, what they need and their role on the farm. We’ll craft together using products from our flock.  

For information about afternoon sessions with Common Ground click here