Evolution on the Farm

Offered by
Fresh Roots
Last updated on
Monday, January 10th, 2022
Experience type: 
In-Person
Program Description

How many plants are related to broccoli? Why can’t we grow coconuts in Vancouver? Explore these questions and more as we dive deep into the evolution of food crops through natural and human selection, and the effects of climate on our food.

Big Ideas
  • Safe environments depend on everyone following safety rules.
  • New experiences, both within and outside of school, expand our career skill set and options.
  • Practising respectful, ethical, inclusive behaviour prepares us for the expectations of the workplace.
  • Everyday materials are often mixtures.
  • Multicellular organisms rely on internal systems to survive, reproduce, and interact with their environment.
  • Earth and its climate have changed over geological time.
  • Evolution by natural selection provides an explanation for the diversity and survival of living things.
  • Daily physical activity enables us to practice skillful movement and helps us develop personal fitness.
  • Daily participation in different types of physical activity influences our physical literacy and personal health and fitness goals.
  • COVID Precautions

    The best place to learn right now is outside! Our all-outdoor programs are COVID-conscious.  Activities will be no-contact, with all tools and non-paper materials sanitized between uses. Hand washing or sanitization will happen upon arriving at the site, before harvesting, before and after eating, as well as any other time hand washing would typically need to happen. All participants will be required to wear a mask or other suitable face covering while harvesting, just like our farmers do! We ask that teachers and chaperones help students remember to maintain their physical bubble/distance from one another and our staff. 

    Trip Details
    City: 
    For Grades: 
    6, 7
    Months Available: 
    Days Offered: 
    Times Offered: 
    Duration: 
    See notes. minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    No
    Also Offered For: 
    Daycamps, ESL, Guides, Homeschool, Other, Scouts
    Packages Provided: 
    Pre-Visit Information Package
    Fee Details
    Fee Notes: 

    10 or fewer students: $100

    11-22 students: $175

    23-30 students $250

    31-35 students $300

    VSB Discount! All VSB classes will receive a 20% discount on their field trips, farm bookings, and multi-visit programs. Schools in the David Thompson and Van Tech catchments will receive an additional 25% discount for their first field trip.

    Additional Notes

    Situated at Vancouver Technical and David Thompson secondary schools, our schoolyard farms are a short walk from many elementary schools and community centers. All field trips include a farm work experience, as well as a chance to harvest and taste veggies, when seasonally available. We require 1 teacher/chaperone for every 8 grade K-3 students and for every 10 grade 4-12 students.

    Learn more and book your trip at freshroots.ca/education/field-trips/.