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Ultimate field trip: Paonia, with tips
Posted 05/13/2019 07:30PM

 

Spring idea: exploring Paonia to learn about food, nutrition, and agriculture

The Fifth Grade's recent overnight field trip to the Paonia-Hotchkiss area was a huge success. Each year, the grade studies nutrition and food in science class with teacher Brett Nelson, creating a restaurant project to find out more about where our food comes from, how it makes its way to our tables, and how to make healthy choices. What better place to investigate that topic than nearby in Paonia, where a thriving agricultural community welcomed the class for two days of hands-on learning. See the photos here.

The children toured farms and orchards, helped out with farm chores, met some adorable baby goats, prepared a farm-to-table dinner at a community kitchen, did some spring planting, and even learned to milk a goat. It was a fantastic experience, and for families who might want to explore this fertile area as well, here are some ideas:

Places we visited

More ideas

Coming soon


    • ThuAug29 New Family Dinner
    • FriAug30 New Family Orientation, 9:30 am
    • TueSep03 First day of school
    • WedSep04 Middle School Outdoor Ed, returning Friday
    • WedSep04 Outdoor Ed for Middle School, returning Friday
    • WedSep11 Parent Night for Lower School, 5-7 pm
    • ThuSep12 Second Grade Outdoor Ed, peak climb, returning Friday
    • SatSep14 Playdate by the Ponds: on campus festival, 10 am-1 pm
    • MonSep16 Aspen Country Day Cup golf tournament, Snowmass Club
    • MonSep16 Third Grade Outdoor Ed, climbing, first homeroom, returning Tuesday
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