EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING

Lesson Topics:

 

  • Environmental Education

  • Agriculture

  • Alternative Energy

  • Stormwater Management

  • Nutrition

  • Cooking Skills 

  • AND MORE!

Lessons and activities can be modified to accommodate kindergarten through high school students in their own schools, classrooms, and outdoor spaces. We also offer field trip packages to our facilities for groups of 20 or fewer.

 

Lesson pricing starts at $75 for an hour lesson with a $25 supplies fee based on the lesson (food for cooking, garden supplies for planting, etc.) Please note, not all lessons require a supplies fee. Lessons and activities can be customized to fit your group's needs. 

See below for a list of popular lesson topics and activity options!

Beneficial Bugs:

Students will learn about the world of insects and spiders and how they help farmers and gardeners all over the world. Through pollination and eating harmful insects, without these amazing creatures, we wouldn’t have enough food to eat on a daily basis.

Activity:

Students will “create” their own insect using healthy snacks on a plate.

Aquaponics/Urban Farming:

Students will receive a tour of the Oasis Farm and Fishery Bioshelter and learn about the aquaponics system.  Students will also learn about the growing trend of urban farming and the technologies that are being used to grow food in cities where the majority of people are living.

Activity:

Prepare a snack with produce students harvest from our bio-shelter

Nutrients & the needs of plants:

Students will learn about the needs of nutrients for plants to grow and thrive in a proper environment.  Students will also learn how humans eat plants of different colors to gain nutrients they need to thrive and why it’s important to eat a Rainbow diet.

Activity:

Students will create an Origami pot and start their own seed. 

Parts of the Plant:

Students will learn the different parts of a plant and their function. Students will work hands-on in the Bioshelter and outdoor classroom to explore the different plants and observe the functions of the roots, stem, leaves, flower, fruit, and seed.

Activity:

Students will prepare a "Parts of the Plant" Stir Fry utilizing plants and herbs grown on the farm.

Storm Water Management:

Students will learn about the harmful effects of stormwater runoff in the city and learn ways to solve the program.  We will examine the property in which they are at and point our potential problems

Activity:

Students will design their own Lego city with green infrastructure 

CONTACT 

T: 412-242-4920

F: 412-242-4984

E: oasisfarmandfishery@bcpgh.org

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