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Patterson Farm Market & Tours

Dirt on Dirt Tour – Spring Edition

March 13 – March 31, 2023

Monday – Friday, by appointment

Recommended for

3rd Grade

Cost

$12.00 per person (includes tax)
$1.00 off for Title 1 Schools

– Two teachers per class are admitted free
– Children Under 2 admitted Free
– Minimum of 10 paying guests

The Dirt on Dirt Tour is an educational tour offered at Patterson Farm Market & Tours, Inc. which purpose is to teach students about the importance of soil to farmers, plants, and our planet. While the tour can be modified to any age, we are promoting it to 3rd graders as it meets the NC Common Core Standards for the Third Grade. Children will learn about soil and its importance through a variety of sensory and hands-on activities and will leave with a better understanding of the soil beneath their feet. This tour will last for approximately one and a half hours.

Tour Includes:

  • Barn Theater featuring “The Dirt on Dirt DVD”
  • Hands-on Activities
    • Soil Sample Collection
    • Soil Lab: Water Absorption & Nutrients Experiment
    • Composting
    • Soil Conservation
    • Irrigation
  • Soil Activity Book
  • Just For Teachers: Pre and Post Tour activities to reinforce your activities.

All tours include access to Pawpaw Carl’s Playground and Picnic Area. Participants are welcome prior to or after their tour.

  • Each class will receive a soil observation kit to do further investigations in their classroom.
  • This tour will last for approximately one and a half hours.

To apply, book online with the link to the right and print a copy of the confirmation packet. You’ll bring this with you on the day of the tour.

[ Common Core Standards for Third Grade (PDF) ]

Looking for a Different Spring Educational Tour?

Farmer for the Day | Strawberry Tour | Virtual Strawberry Tour | Treasure Mine | Geocaching

Recommended for

3rd Grade

Cost

$12.00 per person (includes tax)
$1.00 off for Title 1 Schools

– Two teachers per class are admitted free
– Children Under 2 admitted Free
– Minimum of 10 paying guests