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Kindergarten Tours-2020
      Kindergarten Tours at the Land Lab

                  What are they?     
               The objective of the tour is to introduce children (ages 4-7) to items found  on a farm and to help them connect with where their food comes from.  The Land Lab has been doing tours for nearly 40 years.
         For 2 weeks in May, high school students enrolled in the Animal Science courses provide tours  of  the 10-acre school farm. 
The tours are free of charge!  There is limited space, so schedule early!
What do we see at the Land Lab?  
Ten different interactive stations are visited during your 45-55 minute tour.
 Tour Stations Include:       Petting Zoo                                                                                                                    Sheep Shearing Station
                                          Grainery (where animal feed is kept)
                                          Jack and the Beanstalk Necklace (in the greenhouse)
                                          Apple Orchard
                                          Animal Health Room 
                                          Chicken Barn
                                          Reading Station 
                                          Sheep Shearing
                                          Pig Barn 
When are they?  AM Tours:  You must arrive between 9:10 and 10:00 am        
                                         PM Tours:  You must arrive between 12:45 and 1:15 pm
Tours will last approximately 45 minutes. 
 May 11
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 May 12
AM Tour
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 May 13
AM Tour
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 May 14
AM Tour
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 May 15
AM Tour
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 May 18
AM Tour
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 May 19
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 May 20
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 May 21
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 May 22
 AM Tour
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 How Do I Schedule A Tour?
Go to this Google Form:   Schedule a Tour Here
How Do I prepare for the Day of the Tour?
 1.  Check the weather forecast....if it is rainy, please ask students to wear shoes they can get dirty.  We have a gravel driveway, and when it rains, it does get a little muddy.
2.  Have your students divided into groups of 8-10 with at least one other adult assigned to that group.  We will have 1-2 high school students assigned to each group to be their tour guides.
3.   A great resource website for K-6 materials on agriculture, food and natural resources:
4.  This year's reading station will include the Literacy Project book selected by Oregon Ag In The Classroom. To preview it, click here:  Literacy Project
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What happens when we arrive at the Land Lab? 
 If you are arriving by CARS:  please pull up into the driveway and wait for directions regarding where to park.  We have parking on the upper portion of the facility and can guide your drivers up there.
If you are arriving by BUS:  We will direct the bus driver as to where they can unload and park their bus for the duration of their stay.  All bus drivers will need an adult spotter when backing up on the property.
Assuming you already have your students divided into groups of 8-10 per group, assemble the groups on the big circle lawn that exists in the middle of all the buildings.  We will then assign high school tour guides to your groups.  
 Can We Stay Longer than our Tour?
We do have some groups who stay longer to have  a snack on our big circle lawn.  You are welcome to do so, however, please note that our high school students will have to catch a bus to go to their next class and we do not have a good 'undercover' place for large groups to meet in inclement weather.  
Directions to the Land Lab:
From Sunnyside-east: Go South on 122nd past Clackamas High School. The road bends to the left and turns into Hubbard Rd. Land Lab is on left side of road.
From Hwy 212: Go east from I-205 approximately 2 1/2 miles. Turn left on 135th. Go up hill 1/2 mile; road turns into Hubbard Road. Land Lab is on right.
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